Designed for trim changes and blade replacements “on the fly” – reducing downtime and waste

Built tough for reliable operations in rugged environments

Automatically maintains critical blade-to-anvil relationship, greatly reducing setup time while ensuring trimming accuracy

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Edge-Trim Overview

Reduce waste and increase productivity with Tidland’s Edge-Trim, a self-contained shear slitting unit for continuously moving flexible webs. Blade setup time is virtually eliminated during trim changes by quickly repositioning the knife pair (upper and lower blades) simultaneously, without disturbing the slit geometry to maintain the highest level of trim quality.

Edge-Trim - Automated Version

Simplified Connections

Requires only 110 (or 220) VAC single-phase power and two
easy-to-wire interconnect lines between the touchscreen control and
edge trim units. Input air connections are (also) required for the knife
control and pneumatic brakes RS-485 communication and 24 VDC power cables

Touch Screen

Industrial touch screen PC

Actuator Control

Lead screw actuator with stepper motor

Control Console

Compact and rugged control console enables many mounting options

Anvil Motors

Ziehl-Abegg 3-phase External-Rotor-AC dust sealed motors enable
a wide range of operating speeds and torque values.
Gear reducers are available for slow speed applications

Edge-Trim - Automated or Manual Version


Heavy duty steel construction with non-corrosive nickel plated finish


Performance Series Class II and Class III


Modular mounts (bottom and back mount available), linear bearings,
critical blade geometry is maintained as the unit is positioned

Trim Widths

Standard trim support 142.2 mm (narrower and wider supports are available)
Maximum trim of 381 mm possible

Remote Positioning

Optional lead screw and handwheel with mechanical readout (manual version only)

Product Sheets
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Cardboard
  • Tag and Label
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Packaging
  • Nonwovens
  • Battery
  • Towel and Tissue
  • Specialty Converting