Coast Aluminum has successfully started up a new cut-to-length line at its US facility in Kent, Washington. The line was supplied by Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco Inc and processes 0.25” x 72” wide stainless steel and aluminium and has an incoming coil capacity of 20,000 lbs.
Key elements of the cut-to-length line
The backbone of the line is Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco’s precision roller-leveller technology. The line includes a heavy-gauge and light-gauge precision leveller, both with the Punch-N-Go leveller control system. The equipment is designed to meet Coast Aluminum’s specific product requirements.
The cut-to-length line includes the proprietary electro-discharge texturing (EDT) precision roll feed system, coupled with a high-speed shear that can cut both long and short blanks highly efficient and extremely accurate. The line also allows for the application of paper or vinyl to the levelled material.
Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco, based in Callery, Pennsylvania, is a group member of Andritz in Austria and a leading supplier of coil processing services and solutions, including field service, rebuild and retrofit, tension levelling, slitting and cut-to-length lines, multi-blanking and precision roller levelling equipment.