Slitting, it's one of the many things Almetals does well. But what exactly does slitting mean? Slitting is a process used to cut a wide coil of metal into a number of narrower coils, as the main is moved through the slitter. During the slitting process, the metal coil passes lengthwise through the slitters knife blades.
The benefits of slit material includes:
- The ability to slit or cut material .002"-.190" (0.508 mm - 4.826 mm) thick and in widths ranging from .250"-60" (6.365 mm - 1524 mm).
- The capacity to be used on both ferrous and nonferrous metals.
- The high production machinery is designed to control metal coil width.
Slitting blades are designed depending on the job required. The three critical determinants of the blade configuration include:
- The workpiece material thickness.
- The type of material to be slit.
- The tolerances that must be held while slitting.
Almetals equipment can process over 200,000,000 pounds (90,000,000 kgs) of slit coil annually. Our top-of-the line multiple slitting lines enable us to run the machines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.