Cut to length lines: used Cut to length lines

COIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT: New & Used Cut To Length Lines, Shears, Stackers...

Cut to length line We have supplied used Cut To Length Lines to process material thicknesses up to 25mm with coil weights up to 40 t; and new Lines up to 16mm.

In addition to manufacturing we recondition and repair several brand names of equipment.
(For North America the service is provided by our Canada and U.S. Associates.)

Our experience encompasses cut to length lines to process: carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, prepaint, copper, high-performance alloys...

All used cut to length lines that we propose are by good equipment builders.

Customers are often requesting equipment that has a good level of automation. We can meet this requirement for also existing lines.

New cut to length lines: flying shear type, roll feeder type, rotary shear type, stop/start type.
Used cut to length lines: flying shear type, roll feeder type, rotary shear type, stop/start type.
Supplying coil processing equipment for over 58 years

Please see also Sections:
- Levellers
- Other / Specialty Equipment Types >> Blanking Lines, Combination Cut To Length & Slitting Lines, Multi-Cut Blanking Lines...
- Coil Cars, Decoilers, Recoilers…


Samples: New Custom Built Cut To Length Lines (2008-2024)

The following is equipment we have designed and built: just some samples of what we can engineer for your application.
In most cases we custom manufacture. That’s why very detailed information is generally required on the enquirer’s needs, for us to be in a position to quote new machines or lines.
Enquiry forms can be provided, to be filled in with the information.

Used Cut To Length Lines, Now For Sale
OCCASIONS: some pre-owned Cut To Length Lines (of all types: flying shear, roll feeder, rotary shear, stop/start) that we are currently proposing.
(For information on the manufacturers please see Section: USED EQUIPMENT BRANDS.)

For cut to length where productivity is not a critical factor, we offer lines based on a static shear.
For higher productivity we have flying shear and rotary shear lines where material can be continuously produced without the need to stop for cutting.

Used Cut To Length Lines, Recently Sold

These lines have been sold - some after complete re-manufacturing - to, mostly coil service centers in the last few years.

Stop/Start Cut To Length Lines

The less expensive solution... the material is fed to a determined point beyond the shear, and then: stop and shear.
Predominantly, these are mid/heavy-gauge lines.

> Their limits:

- the low production speed;
- marks being possible, from work rolls or feeders on material surface;
- a loop pit is often required, which can add to foundation costs. Besides, with some materials the acceleration/deceleration during loop-pulling can affect the flatness of material.

Continuous-Operation Cut To Length Lines

In these lines the drive system accelerates the material smoothly from decoiler to stacker, to get to the wanted speed.

Once most of them used flying shears: accelerating to line speed, making the cut and decelerating.

In today’s rotary shears the upper and lower blades perform a smooth eccentric movement (remaining in vertical position, so also minimizing burr); the material does not need to be accelerated/decelerated for each cut, which reduces the risk of slippage.
The shear frame remains fixed and the wear is reduced.

New and used Cut To Length lines by us

We can propose: flying shear lines, roll feeder lines, rotary shear lines and even simple stop/start lines... the complete range of technical solutions, and prices accordingly.

New equipment currently being built can be inspected (upon appointment) at PLANT 1 near Milano-Malpensa International Airport, Italy.

Our Customers generally expect high productivity from all new equipment they buy from us. We loathe disappointing their expectations...
Large mills, coil service centers etc. in many Countries utilize our Lines to their full satisfaction.

In used equipment we also are choosy, like the above Galleries highlight.

Shears, Sheet & Plate Stackers, Packaging Systems

Used, Now For Sale

Our offer includes new/used/re-manufactured:

- Coil Cars/Lifts/Tilters
- Corrective Straighteners
- Decoilers
- Flying Shears
- Roller Levellers
- Roll Feeders
- Rotary Shears
- Sheet & Plate Packaging Systems
- Sheet & Plate Stackers - Surface Finishing Equipment
- ...

for Cut To Length Lines up to 80m / min, processing: aluminium, brass, carbon steel, copper, galvanized, high-performance alloys i.g., prepainted materials, stainless steel, tinplate, titanium.
From mill-duty equipment to simple mini-lines like e.g. the #3192^ we can make proposals to any enquirers wanting QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE.

The cutting edge of cut-to-length lines

Double eccentric shears enable continuous operation

When a company plans to invest in a cut-to-length line, basic line configuration is the first decision—and one of the most important—to make.
The fixed-shear line is a common configuration. It can be an entirely stop-start (or "tight") line, or it can include a decoiling and leveling section moving the coil strip at a constant speed and the shear area moving the strip in a start-stop mode. Usually grip-feed or hitch-feed systems or roller-type feeder systems pull the strip out of a loop, accelerate the strip, move it forward at a constant speed, decelerate it to stop at a desired length, and then shear-cut it.

For thick, typically hot-rolled material, a tight line configuration without loops can be a good choice. For thin material, however, some other options also deserve consideration.

One of those options is a continuous-operation line. In the U.S. and Canada, almost every cut-to-length line for material thicknesses from 0.012 inch (0.3 millimeter) to 5/32 in. (4 mm) is a fixed-shear line, but in Europe, service centers have recently begun using more continuous-operation lines.

Configuration Characteristics
Start-Stop Lines.
Start-stop fixed-shear lines are simple and less expensive than other styles. The strip is accelerated and decelerated for each cut, which can cause faster component wear and can make marks from rollers or grip feeders on the material surface.

To reduce the risk of damaging the material, designers can choose the lower clamp force of hitch-feed or roll-feed systems, resulting in reduced friction and limited acceleration and deceleration rates. If material quality is not an issue, they may choose higher clamping forces, which transfer the highly dynamic movement to the material and allow increased output, acceleration rates, and deceleration rates.

One of the advantages of a double eccentric shear in a cut-to-length line is that it can operate at a continuous speed.

A continuous eccentric shear line can be built to operate a multiblanking line in the same way
Start-stop lines usually require a loop pit to create a buffer between the continuously running decoiler/leveler and the start-stop shear; this can add to foundation costs. With some materials, the acceleration and deceleration during loop pulling can affect the material's flatness.

Continuous-operation Lines.
Continuous-operation lines do not use a loop pit. The drive system accelerates the strip and the rollers smoothly from decoiler to stacker to get to the desired speed. Almost the whole coil can be cut at this speed in a continuous operation until the line speed is decelerated to process the last windings of the coil at a slower speed.

Most of the early versions of these lines used flying shears. The complete shear, including its frame, accelerated to line speed, made the cut, and decelerated. The shear had to be moved backward to perform the same movement for the next cut, in the same way as grip-feed systems operate. The mass and inertia of these shears were huge, making it difficult to maintain a fast output.

Today's double eccentric shears operate in a different way. The upper and lower shear blade beams perform an eccentric movement that is smooth because it is similar to a rotary movement and not like an alternating forward and reverse movement. During the complete eccentric movement, the blades remain in vertical position to help minimize burr. The strip does not need to be accelerated and decelerated for each cut, reducing the risk of strip slippage.

The shear frame itself remains fixed, so wear is reduced and the shear can move quickly within the frame. Depending on the line design, the shear can perform continuously at strip speeds up to 330 feet per minute (100 meters per minute).

 Here's what the configuration of a multiblanking line with a double eccentric shear looks like.
In a continuous eccentric shear line, the bottleneck is not the shear operation, but the maximum speed the stacker can handle or the capacity of the packing line. The material does not stop for cutting, so the average strip speed usually can be increased, resulting in a higher overall output of the cut-to-length line.

Multiblanking Lines for Increased Output
In the basic configuration, a cut-to-length line cuts a single strip. A continuous eccentric shear line can be built to operate a multiblanking line in the same way.

A slitting shear needs to be put in front of the eccentric shear, and a small loop is needed to separate up to five strands before feeding them parallel into the eccentric shear. Finally, the stacker needs to be designed to handle the multiple sheets.

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