Heavy Gauge Cut to Length Line

The heavy gauge cut to length line is 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. Heavy gauge lines utilize large scale mechanical or hydraulic shears for cutting material, also known as Stop-Go CTL. With heavy duty stacking sections allow for handling bundles of cut plates. Due to the increase of thickness of the material, a more robust peeling and material handling section is used.  Heavy gauge line are also useful for the processing of exotic alloys with higher shear strength ratings.

Heavy Gauge 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.

Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line Experience

Element has supplied heavy gauge cut to length lines for up to 1″ x 120″ (25.4 x 3048 mm) mild steel strip. As an industry leader in heavy gauge processing lines, Element equipment is supplied with power and safety factors to allow for the demanding stresses of processing thick material.


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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