2 of these 9 slitting lines are built specifically to process the stringent standards required to supply the Auto Exposed automotive sector. The combination of our state of the art equipment and highly trained workforce has allowed us to be approved and certified by all of the major mills and automotive manufacturers.
A slitting line with a Strand Extensioner is a technology designed by Herr-Voss and developed by Taylor Steel. This line is essentially a pull-through slitting line with a Strand Extensioner positioned between the slitter head and the recoil mandrel. The strand unit consists of a series of rolls that trap the slit mults, top and bottom, directly ahead of the recoil mandrel. Pulling the slit cuts through the rolls with the recoil mandrel creates equal tension on all of the cuts so that they are wound up uniformly. Gauge variations (crown) are compensated for by adjusting the pressure in specific areas as required with the top bank of rolls. The size, placement and configuration of the rolls reflects the range of gauges of material to be processed. This process allows for the production of high quality products with minimum camber and superior width tolerance leading to less waste and improved cost-efficiency.