Drive Assisted Slitter

A drive assisted slitter is designed so that the slitter motor is used to help push material through the downstream process. In this setup the speed of the shear knife is synchronized to the material strip speed. With this method it is best used for heavy gauge slitting and slitting of materials with low shear stress ratings.

Drive Assisted Slitter Equipment Options

With any Element Slitting 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 slitting lines include:

  • Removable slitting heads.
  • Turret style slitting arbors.
  • Scrap handling systems (Cutters, choppers, bailers, or scrap winders).

Drive Assisted Slitter Experience

Element has provided slitters with variable material penetration and a wide variety of incoming material shear stress ratings.

Element Machinery has supplied slitting lines to handle 0.005″ (0.13 mm) to 0.0625″ (15.9 mm) strip widths from:

Minimum Maximum
Material Thickness 0.005″ (0.127 mm) .50″ (12.7 mm)
Material Widths 1″ (25.4 mm) 72″ (1,828 mm)
Coil Weight 500 lbs (228 kg) 100,000 lbs (45,359 kg)
Line Speed 50 FPM (15 MPM) 500 FPM (152 MPM)
Number of Cuts 2 Cuts (Edge Trimming) 30 Cuts

Our Slitting lines have met a wide variety of multiple applications they have also been used in different industries as well as have been built 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
Tolerances Advanced Features
Slitting lines typically have relatively tight tolerances on overall piece widths.As with most metals processing, the industry standards that govern these tolerances are:

Some advanced features Element has supplied in the past include:

  • Combination Pull Through/Drive Assist
  • Sliding Base Slitter
  • Removable Slitter Heads
  • Scrap Processing
  • Automatic Slit Penetration

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