A Pneumatic Pad Tensioner that generates winding tension necessary to produce tight straight-wall slit coils is installed on the Exit Unit. Quick-change pads and underarm separator can be exchanged in less than one-minute. An Exit Shear, Tail Feed Rolls, Pass Line/Tach Roll, Overarm Separator, Recoiler Feed Table, and safety Coil Tail Hold-Down are installed on the compact Exit Unit.
The 60,000# Recoiler, powered by a 250 HP motor and a two-ratio parallel shaft helical gear reducer, can produce 20" and 24" ID coils. A patented "Speed-Load Filler" gives American Strip the ability to change from 20" to 24" ID coils in one-minute rather than the 15-20 minutes required to install common "bolt-on" style fillers. Slit coils are unloaded from the Recoiler and transferred to the Pack Line Turnstile via Coil Car fitted with a pushbutton engaged narrow coil stabilizer.
Slit coils are efficiently packaged for shipment on a Slit Coil Packaging Line capable of handling 15,000# coils in widths from 1" through 24". An "Operatorless" Programmable Downender automatically retrieves coils from the 4-Arm Turnstile and deposits coils one at a time onto a conveyor line. Radial straps are quickly applied by a semi-automatic Slit Coil Strapper, and the strapped coils are conveyed to the Stacking Station where slit coils are palletized and prepared for shipment.
American Strip personnel gather to celebrate the successful start-up and commissioning of their new 60,000# x 72" Turret Head™ Slitter. This order was 27-cuts in .060" slit to 1.260" wide x ± 0.0020" tolerance - tightly wound straight side-wall coils perfectly done.
Exceptional Performance and Bullet-Proof Reliability made American Strip's decision to install its 4th Braner/Loopco Turret Head™ Slitting Line a "No-Brainer."
American Strip Steel
10101 Bay Area Boulevard
Pasadena, TX 77507
phone: (281) 283-8100 fax: (281) 283-8105