Felder’s Silent-Power Cutter Block Wins W16’s Elements Of Innovation Award
Felder UK has won the very first W16 Elements of Innovation Award at this year’s woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, W16. Sponsored by machinery and components distributor, Ney Ltd, the machinery giant won one of the coveted awards for its revolutionary Silent-Power Cutter Block.
Truly innovative in its design, Felder’s winning product reduces the noise emissions by 10db when compared to a conventional system. But the innovations don’t stop there. Thanks to its specially developed, four-sided tungsten carbide blades, not only goes it guarantee a tear free planing finish on every type of wood, the life of the blade has also been proven to last up to 20 times longer than high-speed steel. The uniquely shaped blades also ensure a much smaller chip size, allowing for the extraction bag to be changed far less frequently. This helps to save the operator time in emptying the extractor and reduces the cost for bags, whilst its shear cutting action has the added benefit of reduced electrical consumption.
Independent Judge, John Legg adds, “The Elements of Innovation Awards have been set up to shine a light on the most innovative new products from exhibitors at its show. On the technical side of things, I was looking for something that was dynamically progressive and offered broad appeal. Felder’s Silent-Power Cutter Block is an innovative evolution of spiral cutter block technology.”
On winning the award, Matthew Applegarth, Managing Director of Felder UK adds, “We are very pleased to be a winner of the W16 Elements of Innovation Awards. We are continually investing in our products and an award such as this proves it’s been a success. It’s important that the industry see we’re investing in the future and continually striving to be the best.”