The process starts with a roll or coil of material being loaded onto the machine’s unwind stand or mandrel. The material can be unwound from the roll as needed for further processing.
The slitting mechanism consists of multiple circular blades or rotary knives that can be adjusted to the desired width. These blades make longitudinal cuts into the material, dividing it into multiple narrower strips or coils. The number and spacing of blades can be adjusted to achieve the desired width.
In addition to slitting, this machine has a cut-to-length feature. It includes a mechanism for measuring the length of the material as it is processed. This can be achieved using various methods, such as electronic sensors, encoders, or manual settings. The operator specifies the desired length for each individual piece, and the machine automatically cuts the material to that length.