Converting

Aluminum Converting
Aluminum sheets and coils often need to be cut into smaller sheets or slit to create more narrow coils. This can cause surface or edge damage to the metal.

The action of cutting or slitting aluminum creates new edges which may have imperfections. These defects may damage the downstream process, or result in substandard product reaching the customer.

For early defect detection, monitoring of the surface and edges of the metal is most effective at the cutting stage, at the edge trimmer, and at the slitter.

With extensive experience in the aluminum industry, AMETEK Surface Vision delivers innovative edge monitoring solutions for metal cutting applications. These are supported by trusted surface inspection systems for high-quality products.
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    • Aluminum Cut To Length
      Cut to length

      Any cutting of metal sheets has the potential to damage the edges. To detect any flaws created by cutting, accurate inspection of the entire surface, including the edges, is required.

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    • Aluminum Edge Trimmer
      Edge Trimmer

      Edge trimming is intended to remove impurities and defects from the edge of the metal strips. AMETEK Surface Vision’s system monitors the metal edge to ensure defect removal.

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    • Aluminum Slitter
      Slitter

      Slitting coils can leave them prone to edge damage. AMETEK Surface Vision provides an advanced edge monitoring system, while also inspecting both sides of the slit metal strip.

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