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. These machines are a more cost effective method of continuous strip processing than a flying shear but require a pit or overhead clearance to allow for considerable accumulation.

Looping 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.


Looping Cut-to-Length Line Experience

Element has supplied looping cut-to-length lines for up to 1.0″ x 100″ (25mm x 2540 mm) steel strip at 200 Feet Per Minute. Similar to our flying shears, our stacking and feedup section designs support the continuous processing of strip while minimizing downtime between coils.


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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