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KIRNER needle holder plates & hard metal rasps with ground-in toothing


KIRNER is a 3rd-generation family enterprise, founded in 1919 by Anton Kirner. The Tachograph – and other Control Devices – were developed by Anton Kirner and manufactured in series, ancestors of digital tachographs and time recording systems used today. At that time, mall machines for the gear cutting of clock gear wheels and later, complete dental drill production plants were manufactured.

After the Second World War, the company specialized in the development and construction of machines for the grinding of tooth systems in form and rotary cutters.
Nearly 50 years ago, the production of needle-holder plates for scissors and tongs for surgical instruments were also added. KIRNER Nadelhalterplatten GmbH has been an independent company since 01/01/2015.

We commissioned newly developed machines for the production of needle-holder plates and rasps in 2016. They enable us to quickly and precisely grind gearings in various sizes and shapes from carbide plates and rasps on our own machines. This puts us in a position to address the wishes of our customers.


Square Square
Conical Conical
Special shapes Special shapes
In various sizes and thicknesses
In two shapes In two shapes in various sizes
Of various materials - smooth or with different interlocking/divisions

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Hard metal sorts

Hard metals are composite materials which are produced from metallic hard materials and an auxiliary metal.

KIRNER needle holder plates and rasps are available in two different hard metal sorts in G20 and BN 12.

The means of production of the two various sorts include the usage of various auxiliary metals (cobalt or nickel).

Download here Grade Sheet

Hard metal sort Wolfram-carbide Auxiliary metal Grain size
G20 88-88,85 % 11-12 % Kobalt medium
BN12 87,5-88 % 12 % Nickel medium
Quality certificate according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Quality certificate according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

KIRNER needle holder plates and rasps stand for the highest reproducible quality. This is assured by our commitment to quality management. Firmly defined processes and measures in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 lead to a consistent quality level.


Many satisfied manufacturers and repair companies for surgical instruments such as scissors, bone saws ... in our surroundings, in Germany, in Europe and the entire world have been among our loyal customers for many years already.

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KIRNER Nadelhalterplatten GmbH

Gutachstrasse 15
D-79822 Titisee-Neustadt

0049 (0) 7651 93928

0049 (0) 7651 93928-20