The AngleSet gauge has been digitally transformed with a mobile app exclusive to Kadant. The AngleSet gauge is used to set the proper angle for doctoring, roll cleaning, and scraper blades for improved performance and extended blade life.
The Bluetooth capability of the AngleSet gauge allows users to record measurements and enter application information remotely using a Kadant mobile app saving time and increasing data accuracy.
Why is using the correct blade angle important?
Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup in process industries such as paper, tissue, food, carbon fiber, metals, construction, textiles, and nonwovens. Setting and maintaining the proper blade angle is critical to maximize blade performance. If a blade angle is not adjusted properly, the blade will not effectively clean the roll surface, the blade may wear too quickly or cause damage to the roll. It could even develop into a safety risk. Using the correct blade angle can optimize the life of the roll.
What is the advantage of the AngleSet gauge mobile app?
The mobile app was developed with the user in mind and the objective of making the measurement and recording of blade angles easier and more efficient. The app features an active angle display from the gauge, hold feature, zero feature for relative angle measurements, type of measurement being taken, measurement location, and memory storage of angle readings. The user can add and save text for each measurement which can also be sent via email.
According to Scott Borges, product line manager for doctoring at Kadant Solutions,
“The mobile app is exclusive to Kadant and provides significant time savings when measuring blade angles with the AngleSet gauge. Instead of taking an angle and manually writing it down, the app allows for historical storage and retrieval of angle measurement for each doctor application.”
The AngleSet gauge mobile app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices.
About the Author
Scott Borges, product line manager, has worked for Kadant Solutions for 22 years and currently manages doctor and roll cleaning products and services.