A flying shear Cut-to-Length line assembly allows for the shear to accelerate and synchronize to strip speed to cut material without stopping material feed. This allows for processing an entire coil of strip without accumulating the downtime necessary for shear cycles. Flying shears are also commonly attached to continuous process equipment such as casting machines.
Flying Shear Cut-to-Length Line Options
With any Element Cut- to-Length line, we offer several options that are available to increase the productivity of your equipment. Some of the options that we offer to maximize the capacity of our lines include:
- Coil handling equipment
- Regenerative braking for establishing strip tension
- Heavy gauge flatteners
- Edge control to maintain consistent strip position
Element lines use high resolution feedback devices to provide tight cut tolerances across any length of piece. Our most accurate cut-to-length lines can reach up to 1/8 ASTM standard cut lengths.
Flying Shear Cut-to-Length Line Experience
Element has supplied flying shear cut-to-length lines for up to 1/2″ x 96″ (12.7 x 2438.4 mm) steel strip at 150 Feet Per Minute. We have also supplied advanced stacking sections to allow for quick and flush stacking of material bundles. Our feedup sections for coil processing flying shear lines are also designed to minimize strip feedup times.
Our Cut-to-Length line has 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 dimension 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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