What does a slitter machine do?

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Slitting and rewinding is one of the key services that we provide here at SJA FilmTech, so our team is better placed than most to help answer the question ‘what does a slitter machine do?”.

Our experts have provided a simple breakdown of the slitting and rewinding procedure, along with answers to some of the most burning questions when it comes to slitting machines.

The role of a slitting machine

The mechanism used for the slitting process is often referred to as a slitter, a slitting machine or a slitter rewinder. To put things simply, the main role of a slitting machine is to convert (slit) papers, film and foil materials so that large rolls of these materials can be cut into narrower rolls.

A slitting machine consists of three main parts; the unwind, the slitter and the rewind. By feeding a large roll of your chosen material through the slitter’s unwind, your material will then unwind and be slit into various widths, before being rewound into cores of various widths.

A good example to portray the slitting process in everyday life would be when using an ATM machine. The receipts that you receive from an ATM machine were originally part of a master roll, however, after going through the slitting process they are divided into many smaller rolls, which are eventually used to supply a receipt for your transaction.

What is Slitting Steel?

The process of slitting steel involves wide steel coils being fed through a slitter machine, which cuts the material into narrow strips. From this, the cut strips (also referred to as strands) are then recoiled to create a narrow slit coil.

What is a Slitting Machine Operator?

Slitting Machine Operators bear the responsibility of ensuring the quality of materials passing through the slitting machine. The role involves managing, setting up and operating slitting machines so that they slit, bend or straighten sheets of materials such as paper and metal, among others. Specifically, a slitting machine operator will observe pre-defined tolerances and examine various final products.

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Industry Leading Slitting & Rewinding Services

At SJA FilmTech, we are proud to supply a variety of different businesses within the converting industry with our leading slitting and rewinding services.

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