1Who uses sharpness testers? What is the benefit?
Anago Knife Sharpness Testers are the measuring device used to massively improve and maintain knife sharpness in meat processing plants, as well as in knife manufacturing plants.

This produces gains in yield and huge reductions in injury. A knife room technician or trainer could use the tester to refine sharpening techniques, detect and resharpen dull blades, or teach others to sharpen effectively. Some customers have required that all knives be at a certain sharpness level before returning to use in the processing room.

Many of the larger companies with multiple plants will then make the sharpness test data available to someone assigned at corporate level who can view the data from all facilities once uploaded to the Anago Sharpness Dashboard.
2Is it quick and easy to use?
Yes. Simply clamp the blade in place, enter the test data into the software (shift, person, blade ID etc.) and start the test. Total test time is about 1 minute per knife.
3What user requirements are there?
The equipment is designed to suit all user skill levels. Training can be provided to ensure correct operation and optimum use of the data generated.
4What are the installation requirements?
  • Flat, stable bench or table surface 1 m (3 ft) wide x 70cm (2 ft) deep, with clear frontal access
  • 110-240 volt single-phase (standard) power supply
  • Adjacent computer running Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) for installation of operating software (If the operating software is installed on a laptop or tablet the portability of the KST can be utilised)
  • Cover when not in use if area is dusty or damp
5Is maintenance required?
The Sharpness Tester requires calibration weekly to ensure consistency of tests results. This is a quick and easy process. Beyond calibration, virtually no maintenance is required aside from keeping it clean and dry, and periodically lubricating the drive screw.

We suggest annual service and retraining to provide the most effective operating conditions.
6What sort of support is offered?
Anago offers comprehensive product support, from head office and through our network of distributors. We are ready to answer any queries and dispatch trained service technicians if required.

Comprehensive operation manuals are provided with all products, and full training is offered at installation.

Phone us at (USA) 352-397-2858 (NZ) 07-855-0801
7How can I get a quote or find out more information?
Contact an Anago authorised distributor as listed on our contact page. No authorised Anago distributor in your region? Please contact us at sales@anagosharp.com