Understanding the Challenges of Rubber Slitting
Many manufacturers of rubber products rely on rubber slitting in order to complete the manufacturing process. In this article, Pinnacle Converting discusses some of the challenges associated with the rubber slitting process. Specifically, we discuss:
- What rubber products are made through slitting machinery
- Why rubber is so hard to work with, and the types of complications that can occur
- How to overcome rubber slitting challenges through proper machine calibration
With its incredible elasticity and super-stretchy properties, rubber is notorious in the converting industry as being one of the most difficult materials when it comes to the manufacturing process. But while rubber might be finnicky, this material is also quite durable and easy to maintain, which is why manufacturers are willing to overcome the challenges associated with manipulating rubber.
Some rubber products must be processed through a slitting machine in order to be finalized. Achieving a streamlined rubber slitting process can be a challenge for manufacturers who are unfamiliar with the unique properties that make this material so difficult. However, by taking the time to understand what makes rubber so challenging, manufacturers can calibrate their slitting machines accordingly so they can experience a hassle-free production line once more.