Metal cut to length lines are used for processing coiled metals into precise length pieces for resale or further processing. Cut-to-length lines typically incorporate a number of machines to provide value added services while processing coil to piece. Light gauge cut-to-length lines are typically for processing material thicknesses up to 0.0625″ (1.6 mm) while heavy gauge cut-to-length lines can be used for processing material up to 1″ (25.4 mm) thick or greater.
Metal cut to length lines typically have relatively tight tolerances on overall piece cut lengths. As with most metals processing, the industry standards that govern these tolerances are ASTM, ANSI (American National Standards Institute), AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute), EN (European Standards) , JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee), or API (American Petroleum Institute).
Element Machinery has supplied cut-to-length lines handling thicknesses from 0.015″ (0.4 mm) to 1″ (25.4 mm) and strip widths from 24″ (635 mm) to 120″ (3048mm).
Some advanced features Element has supplied in the past include:
- Automatic Threading
- Edge Tracking
- Edge Trimming
- Scrap Processing
- Combination Cut to Length/Coil to Coil
- Automatic Stacking and Bundle Run outs
- Flying Shear (Up to 1/2″ [12.7 mm])
- Combination Light/Heavy gauge lines
Cut-to-Length Line EXPERIENCE
Our Cut-to-Length lines have met the following tolerance standards:
- ASTM (American Society for Testing)
- ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
- AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute)
- EN (European Standards)
- JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee)
Element Machinery has pioneered cross light/heavy gauge cut-to-length lines. Our experience has included material as defined by the following dimensional ranges:
|Material Thickness||0.005″ (0.127 mm)||1″ (25.4 mm)|
|Material Width||1″ (25.4 mm)||144″ (3,658 mm)|
|Coil Weight||500 lbs (228 kg)||100,000 lbs (45,359 kg)|
|Cut Length||1″ (25.4 mm)||80′ (24 m)|
|Line Speed||50 FPM (15 MPM)||200 FPM (61 MPM)|
|Cut Tolerance||+/- 0.010″ (.254 mm)||+/- 1″ (25.4 mm)|
Our Cut-to-Length lines have met a wide variety of multiple applications. They have been used in different industries with the following options
WHAT WE OFFER
LOOPING CUT-TO-LENGTH LINE
Looping cut-to-length lines are designed so that the material is accumulated in a loop while the shear performs a cut to allow for cutting material without stopping the feed.
FLYING SHEAR CUT-TO-LENGTH LINE
Flying shear cut-to-length lines allow for the shear to accelerate and synchronize to strip speed to cut material without stopping material feed.
HEAVY GAUGE CUT-TO-LENGTH LINE
Heavy gauge cut-to-length lines are designed for material thicknesses larger than 1/2′′ (12.7 mm). By alternating between corrective leveling and plate flatteners, a wide range of input thicknesses can be accommodated.
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