Flying Shear Cut-to-Length Line

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 Equipment 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:

Element Machinery has pioneered cross light/heavy gauge cut-to-length lines. Our experience has included material as defined by the following dimension ranges:

Minimum Maximum
Material Thickness 0.005″ (0.127 mm) 1″ (25.4 mm)
Material Widths 1″ (25.4 mm) 144″ (3,658 mm)
Coil Weight 500lbs (228kg) 100,000lbs (45,359kg)
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.

Control Options Strip Material Industries Served
  • All PLC Platforms
  • Allen Bradley
  • Siemens
  • ABB
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper/Brass
  • Integrated Mills
  • Mini Mills
  • Aerospace/Military
  • Manufacturing
  • Service Centers
  • Construction

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