Looping Slitter

A looping slitter is the most common slitter for slitting of light gauge materials and narrow widths (also known as mults). The materials are typically looped into a pit after the slitter, allowing for accumulation of the mults. With the material accumulation in the loop allows for maintaining constant tension across all mults at the recoiler. In this setup, the entry section and slitter are over sped to create the loop and then synchronized to the recoiler speed.

Looping 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)

Looping Slitter Experience

Element has supplied many loop-type slitters, these machines involve deep pit installed in the foundation between the slitter and recoiler assemblies. This pit allows for progagation and accumulation of the mult length differentials. The use of an adjustable tension stand in front of the recoiler assembly, allows for uniformly wound slit coil under constant tension at the recoiler.

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

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