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Putsch: Optimum Cutting Dynamics

2010-07-01 | Cutting technology

Always a family-managed company, Putsch has developed from a company manufacturing cutting equipment used mainly in the sugar beet industry to a wellknown and respected producer of shears used in the difficult environment of the hot end of glassworks. In this article we take a look at just some of the products of this German company, with quality and dependability in mind.

Putsch: Optimum Cutting Dynamics
Putsch was founded in 1871 by Hermann Putsch who had gained extensive knowledge in the manufacture of high-quality cutlery in Remscheid, Germany. On moving his business from Remscheid to Hagen, he used this experience and expertise to expand the original business and convert it into a factory for the production of industrial knives in 1881. Within a short time, Putsch was designing and constructing machines and entire stations for the sugar industry. The knives manufactured at the Hagen factory were used very successfully in the beet slicers developed by the company. The development of a new slicing technology and the production of the machines and knives to exploit the technology became the first area of specialized operation in the history of Putsch & Company.
In 1919, Mr. A.E. Radinger, engineer and majority owner, assumed leadership of Putsch & Company. Under his leadership, new technologies for the sugar industry were developed and patented. At the same time, machines and production stations for a new field of endeavour - the glass industry - were also developed and patented. These innovations enabled the firm to achieve rapid and successful growth.
Building upon his experience in manufacturing industrial knives, Radinger began to produce heatresistant shear knives for the glass industry at the Hagen factory and, today, Putsch shear knives are in
use in nearly all automated glass factories in the world. The company was then managed by the second generation of the Radinger...


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Year: 2010 number: 4
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