Steel cut to length machines are parts of the entire cut to length lines that are deployed to deal with the stainless steel materials rather than other metal materials such as copper or aluminum.
Stainless steels are commonly used in all kinds of industries in our daily life. Compared with copper and aluminum, stainless steels are much harder while not so expensive like other hardened metals. Cut to length lines that are designed with cutters for stainless steels are commonly seen in many industrial sectors for different purposes.
Cut to length lines are often coordinated with sheet metal rolling forming machines to make the production process integrated. A cut to length line for sheet metals is a popular method of creating flat, rectangular blanks from larger metal coils. This method is also known as a cut to length line or a blanking line, and many suppliers’ cut to length machines will uncoil the larger material or master coil, straighten or flatten it, and then cut it to the required length as it moves through the metal roll forming lines. All the stacks will eventually be placed to a bundle for convenient purposes. Because steel does not come off of a larger coil in a flat form, it needs to be stretched into flatness before the metals are put on the cut to length process. Many of the cut to length line suppliers utilizes roller leveling technology for stretching and forming the materials, because this method increases flatness tolerance and material stability in a significant way that is useful to the process.
Besides sheet steels, wire steel cut to length line machines are systems that are designed to make straightened length pieces of wire or tubes with precision cuts. This type of cut to length system could cut wire materials with very fast speed and accurate tolerance, and the cutting quality is often without further more burr debris. Most wire cut to length machine models are custom made because the targeted wire shapes are highly customizable, so the repeatability issues are to be paid attention with. This kind of machines is designed with high accuracy which integrates front and back stop items and they are equipped with anti buckling guides. Such device arrangement is designed for well control of the users. Wire cutting is often referred to as EDM wire cutting, but in this case, the wire itself is the work piece to be cut here. This type of wire cut to length machines are designed to feed precision wire materials with very long lengths and are with no buckling mechanism issues.
Though wire cutting is classified as high precision cutting, this type of machinery is often designed with simple programming keys which permit for pre-set quantities rather than CNC complicated system. The simple programming can control speed and the total part runs. For metal cutting machinery, the two parameters precision and versatility are usually hard to match with each other. Versatile machines often are equipped with multiple operation modes and the combination of many models indicates that blended market demands are merged. So these types of versatile machine tools usually cannot offer pointy processing quality under normal circumstances. However, wire cut to length machines are one of its kind. Due to the simplicity design of the cut to length line that focuses on the horizontal movement only, all the control and management are much easy and simple, and the accuracy values of these machineries can be elevated to an accurate level.
Stainless steel wires and sheets are used all around our lives. As for the reason that wire cut to length are versatile, the wire materials for this type of machines are many and the range is rather wide. In order to achieve this, a very quick tool change system is to be designed so that it can deal with a wide spectrum of work pieces with different specifications, such as different diameters. The cutting system involves the power source, and some are hydraulic while for light weight cutting, pneumatic is much more flexible. Servo system is also preferred for all kinds of cutting process as the servo control system has stable movement feature that can handle complicated cutting actions in a fast or slow or even integrated motion.
Conventional cut to length lines is also popular in a wide variety of sheet metal processing. In this sector, a cut to length line is a common method of creating flat, rectangular blanks from larger metal coils, and the forming capacity resembles the same purpose of the wire cut to length machines. This method is also known as the term CTL. Many suppliers’ cut to line machine will uncoil the larger material or master coil, straighten or flatten it, and then cut it to the required length as it moves through the line. To the end, the ultimate goal is to make the final work to stack it into a bundle for convenient purposes for potential usages. Steel materials does not come off of a larger coil in a flat form, it needs to be stretched into flatness while on the CTL process.
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