What are the types of metal cut to length lines?

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What is cut to length line in metal?

The metal cut to length line is a process in which steel coils are uncoiled and fed through a shear blade for length wise cutting into required lengths with precise tolerances. Levelers and straighteners are installed after the uncoiler and before the shear for shape corrections and flattening of the sheets. According to the size, thickness and production capacity of metal materials, TX machinery’s cut to Length line can be divided into:

  1. Start-stop shear CTL line

Start-stop shear CTL line is mainly used with uncoiler, straightener, buffer loop, hydraulic plate shearer, stacker, etc. The cutting of metal strips must be stopped. Cutting motion from bottom to top. Finished products with high precision, high precision and good quality. Suitable for cutting light and medium metal. TX’s start-stop shear cut to length line is mainly classified into three types: crankshaft shear CTL line, hydraulic shear CTL line and trapezoidal shear (swing shear) CTL line.

2. Flying shear CTL line

Flying shear CTL line assembly allows shear acceleration and synchronous strip speed to cut material without stopping the material supply. This allows the entire coil of strip steel to be processed without accumulating the necessary shear cycle downtime, and flying shear is also commonly connected to continuous process equipment such as casting machines.

3. Rotary shears CTL line

Rotary shear line is mainly used for precise leveling and cutting products of CR, S.S, Al and other materials. TX’s cut to length line with rotary shear is mainly used for cutting light gauge and medium gauge material. For steel the thickness is up to 3.0mm; for aluminum up to 6.0mm. Suitable for processing cold rolled steel, stainless steel, aluminum and etc.

4.Trapezoidal shear CTL line

Trapezoidal shear CTL line machine adopts start-stop shearing mode, which is composed of uncoiler + buffer roller, peeling machine + clip roller + cutting machine, leveling machine, PVC gluing machine, ring pit working table, servo measuring device, pendulum shear and stacking system. For the trapezoidal plate, the pendulum shear can make a 30-degree angle cut. For rectangular blanks, 90-degree shear can be performed. The shears can process carbon steel, cold-rolled steel and galvanized steel with thickness below 3.0mm

5. Heavy gauge CTL line

The heavy gauge cut to length lines is designed for material thickness greater than 1/2 “(12.7 mm). A wide range of input thicknesses can be accommodated by alternating between straighteners and flatbed straighteners. Heavy-duty production lines use large machinery or hydraulic shears to cut material, also known as stop-go CTL. Heavy-duty stacked sections allow handling into bundles of cutting plates.

6. Flat bar cut to length line

Flat bar cut to length lines is used to produce steel grids or other products with low edge requirements. It is mainly flat steel formed by cutting and direct cutting. The demand is great, but there is added value. TX machinery’s strip flat bar cut to length line is designed to produce high-quality flat steel. For safety and beauty, it is necessary to trim the burr generated in the cutting process.

Leading manufacturer of metal 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 Machinery’s metal cut to length line is designed and built with the highest accuracy, efficiency and performance to process a range of black and non-ferrous metal materials for metal service centers and steel mills, the automotive industry, the home appliance industry and many other industries around the world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our metal cut to length lines.

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