Chase Plates / Backing Plates
You may have faced a deep groove in your chase plate in the area of the first knife as it always strikes at the same spot. So this part of the plate warps considerably which makes you need 3 to 4 layers of make ready tape and increases your make ready time.
Along with the flatness problem may come a corrosion problem. On the one hand you will have rust particles on the make ready sheet, on the other hand rust will eat into all the different plates which changes the parallelism in your cutting section and causes unnecessary make-ready times, too.
Our solution: Give your chase plate a new lease of life like in the days it was new. To avoid corrosion in future we provide the chase plate with a layer of Nickel.