How Does a Slitting Machine Work?

3 March 2022 - 14:51, by , in Converting Equipment and Machinery, Comments off

If you’re unfamiliar with the different types of machinery used in the converting industry, the term “slitting machine” might be completely foreign to you. Understanding what a slitting machine is and how it works can help you make the right purchasing decision when it comes to equipping your business with the proper machinery. Find out everything you need to know about how a slitting machine works by reading the blog below!

What is a Slitting Machine?

A slitter machine (commonly referred to as a slitter rewinder) is a special type of equipment used to convert / slit many different materials so they can be cut down into narrower rolls. Master rolls are often made to be as large as possible in order to be cost-effective. The rolls are converted / slit to the required widths, and are either rewound to the same diameter / length or reduced to smaller ones depending on their use and market served. These machines are available in a broad variety of configurations to help meet the individual needs of each industry that uses them.

How Do Slitter Rewinders Work?

Slitting machines consist of three main components: the unwind, the slitting method, and the rewind. The process starts when a master roll of material at a given width is loaded into the unwind, allowing you to pay out the material. As the material is fed out of the unwind, the slitter cuts it into smaller widths according to the machine settings. After the material is slit, the strips are then rewound onto a corresponding core of the same width.

A good example of a slitter machine at work is the receipt paper in an ATM machine: The receipt that you receive after using an ATM were originally a part of a master roll. After the slitting process, however, the receipts are divided into smaller rolls of paper, which are then used in the ATM to print out your transaction receipt.

What Materials are Used in Slitter Rewinders?

Slitter rewinders can process a broad variety of both thick and thin materials, including:

  • Very high bonding adhesives
  • Natural Fabrics
  • Textiles
  • Felt
  • Film
  • Foam
  • Paper
  • Plastics (Coated/Metalized)
  • PVC
  • Rubber
  • Tape
  • Wovens and non-wovens
  • Geotextiles
  • Foil (Metals)
  • Pre-Pregs
  • Coated Aramids
  • Laminations
  • And much more

Pinnacle Converting Equipment for Your Slitting Needs

If you’re seeking a slitter rewinder to help simplify, streamline, and increase efficiency, or expand your manufacturing processes, Pinnacle Converting Equipment has the equipment you need. Our slitter machines are specifically designed to help manufacturers in a broad number of industries. Capable of slitting a wide variety of materials, we are confident in our machinery’s ability to help you achieve your goals. Check out our slitting machines or contact our converting equipment sales team at 704-350-2593 today!

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Pinnacle Converting Equipment of Charlotte, NC has been designing and building slitting machines, sheeting machines, and custom converting equipment since 1995.

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