Easy to use and producing fast, accurate, and reliable results, the Anago KST eSeries knife testing machine will help you consistently achieve maximum productivity and performance from your sharpening tools and staff. The results from this objective sharpness test display over 30 independent measurements along the blade edge which enables you to improve sharpening systems, perfect training techniques, monitor sharpening practices, and guarantee knife sharpness. Knife testing with the Anago technology provides many benefits to a wide range of industries including, meat and food processing, knife and blade re-sharpening, sharpening equipment manufacturing, knife and cutting blade manufacturing, and training institutions (butchers, filleters, trimmers, etc) The Anago KST knife sharpness tester can evaluate a wide range of blade types from hand knives to machine cutting blades. It comes in two sizes, the KST200e for blades up to 20cm (8 in) long and the KST300e for blades up to 30cm (11 in) long. Additional sizes can be supplied on request.
Listed below are some specific benefits that you can expect to receive from the KST when implemented in your industry. Simply click on your industry type for a more detailed description of the relevant benefits:
"Implementing the Anago KST200e Sharpness Analyzer has resulted in reduced Workers Compensation claims, reduced knife usage and improved Team productivity. All this without having to replace our sharpening equipment or personnel."
“We have been able to identify people who have trouble getting their knife sharp (even when they think their knife is fine) so we can give them training and make their job easier. The tester is becoming a real asset to our facility.”
Connie Beinhart, Cargill Meats, Ottumwa Iowa, USA
“Our annual investment in new knives is quite substantial, so it’s important we purchase only those knives that are best for our operation. Alliance has begun using the Sharpness Tester to evaluate different knife brands, which allows us to base our buying decisions on fact rather than marketing hype.”
Kerry Stevens (Group Personnel Manager), Alliance New Zealand
“Having a quantitative measurement helps us to be more consistent and fair in our knife sharpness training and evaluation programmes.”
Rebecca Michalik (GM Corp. Culture & Employee Dev), CRF, Australia
“Now we have a more accurate, objective measurement system that gives us an accurate picture of which sharpening procedure works best for individual knife and blade types.”
James Gangelhoff (President), Tru Hone Corporation
“The Sharpness Tester allowed us to not only test people’s knives, but also help them evaluate the results and send them away with instructions to improve their sharpening technique. They could return in five minutes, retest their knife and see a huge improvement.”
Garry Drake (Production Manager), Alliance Pukeuri, New Zealand
“If someone is struggling with their knife, we bring the knife to the safety office, test it on the KST200e and obtain a sharpness rating. From that data we can determine what remedial action needs to be taken.”
Brian Bramschreiber (Safety Manager) Cargill Meats, Ottumwa Iowa, USA
"Better knife sharpening techniques have resulted in higher yields, with workers able to cut much closer to the bone."
Pat Fitzgerald (Chief Knife Tutor), Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand
“The Anago KST Knife Sharpness Tester makes us better knife handlers.”
Paddy Luke (Knife Tutor), Silver Fern Farms, Hawera, New Zealand
"We have been able to significantly reduce people’s injury risk by ensuring they are always working with a sharp knife."
Sonia Mavromatis (Plant Safety Manager), Tyson Foods, USA