Flat material products – what are leveling, blanking and cutting lengths?
If you are looking for flat material, coil stock can be tough. While high-volume manufacturers may have their own equipment to flatten the coils and process them into thin sheets, often you are at the command of the pattern size and amount of pre-packaged rather than being able to order what you need. The leveling and blanking process or cut to length line is responsible for this. We TX machinery has the ability to process a wide variety of flat rolled products for you, no matter how big or small your order needs.
Leveling is the process by which the coil is unfolded and cut to length. Depending on the material type, common pattern or sheet sizes are 24 “, 36 “, 48 “, 60 “and 72” wide, 96 “, 120 “or 144” long. Because of the memory function of metal coils, there are many problems related to the flat sheets when producing flat sheets. Leveling lines usually have rollers, which will help relieve some of the stress on the material.
Blanking is just another term for flat. It usually refers to a custom size that will help you minimize the fragmentation or flat challenges that schema tables often impose. Usually, the material will be cut to the custom width you want and cut into smaller “metal plates” that can be easily handled and increase the productivity of your project.
Cut to length
Another term for the leveling or blanking process is cut to length. In some cases, this procedure indicates that no additional measures have been taken to reduce the stress of the coil material prior to cutting it into thin slices. The practice is most common in soft materials, which are more ductile and can be “work hardened” if too much pressure is applied to the rollers during leveling or blanking.
Which one do you need?
Now that you know more about the shear length of metal blanking and rolled products, your next step is to keep a close eye on the finished product you want. When a purchase order or blank, you need to consider price, availability, and volume. In many cases, metal blanks are worth an extra few cents per pound because of the better scrap loss. Working with a service centre to produce the quantity you need and know your end users can avoid big trouble.
Leading manufacturer supplier of cut to length line
Foshan Te Xiang Machinery Co., Ltd is a China leading manufacturer of metallic processing machines, including slitting line, cut to length line, stainless steel polishing line, ERW tube mill line, roll forming machines, embossing line and etc.
TX’s Cut-To-Length Lines are designed and built to the highest accuracy, efficiency and performance for processing a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials for metal service centers and steel mills, the automotive sector, the household appliances industry and many others around the world.
Thanks to the experience acquired in many years of business in the field of sheet metal processing, and the continuous collaboration with downstream manufacturers that demand reliability and the maximum productivity, we have developed various types of cut to length line machines for special applications, with solutions at the forefront of technology, and able to reduce the production costs of the end product. TX CTL lines are therefore capable to work thicknesses from 0.1 mm to 25 mm, width of up to 2500 mm, with working speeds that range from 25 to 100 m/min depending on the needs of the specific customer.
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