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 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:
- 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
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.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
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