Slitting Steel Process
Precision coil steel slitting, often referred to as rolled steel slitting, is a process by which wide coils of metal are fed lengthwise through a slitter and cut into narrower coils. As the coils runs through the slitter, extremely sharp circular blades – one upper, and one lower – make the cuts. These are commonly called knives and can be moved to make sheet metal strips of differing widths.
There are three main parts to a steel slitting machine, an uncoiler, the slitter and a recoiler. The key to optimizing the quality of the steel slitting process is in the setup. Insuring all elements are exactly aligned, cutter spacing and knife clearance are set correctly, quality tooling and sharp knives are being used and uncoil and recoil tension are all critical.
With 20+ years of experience, our operators understand the criticality of setup, proper tool usage and machine maintenance. Take a look at our 24 and 48 inch Yoder Steel Slitters in action.
Once cut, each of the finished widths (or strands) is recoiled to produce a finished width narrow slit coil.
We also offer steel edge conditioning which is a process in which the edge of a steel coil is rolled to a desired shape… round, modified, etc. See our Coiled Steel Edging machine details.
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