Pull Through Slitter

A pull through slitter is used by decoupling or allowing the slitter motor to free spin and slitting material by pulling it through the knives with the recoiler. These are used for heavier gauge material typically 1/4″ (6.35 mm) or above. Due to the heavier gauge material, “coil kinks”, or “coil breaks” could occur. As these are known in the industry where coil set forced into the opposite wound direction causes hairline fracture marks across the strip, a tight line mode of operation has to be met from the uncoiler through the slitter arbors and to the recoiler.

Pull Through Slitter Equipment Options

With any Element Pull Through 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).
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Pull Through Slitter Experience

Element has supplied pull through slitters that are able to slit multiple cuts of up to 1/2″ thick material. In these machines, all of the power necessary for rewinding and slitting is 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
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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