Slitting is also a shearing process, but rather than making cuts at the end of a workpiece like shearing, slitting us used to cut a wide coil of metal into a number of narrower coils as the main coil is moved through the slitter. During the slitting process, the metal coil passes lengthwise through the slitter's circular blades.
The slitting process characteristics include:
The illustration that follows provides a two-dimensional look at a typical coil slitting process. Note how the metal workpiece is drawn past the upper and lower slitting blades, leaving two coils the same length as the original wide coil.
Slitting can be used equally well for both sheet or coil rolls.
Slitting blades are designed depending on the job required. The three critical determinants of the blade configuration include:
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