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Trimming Line

As the metal is trimmed to size, it may experience surface or edge damage. Automated monitoring will detect and classify this damage without affecting line speeds.

Aluminum sheet sand strips must be cut to the specified size and shape for their intended application. This process usually involves edge-trimming shears to cut the metal to the desired dimensions. The cutting action produces compressive strain which can lead to surface and edge defects.

After rolling, the edges of the metal sheet are irregular. The focus of rolling is on the thickness of the sheet, so it is likely to exceed the required width. Trimming lines operate as a high-speed process, with sharp shears to cut the metal to size.

Hardened metal may not trim smoothly, producing an uneven edge which may not be easily visible to the naked eye. In addition, Trimming hardened slivers may break off as a burr is formed, causing surface damage and contaminating the process. In all cases, an intelligent monitoring system provides the ideal solution.


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