Cut-to-length and Slitting Lines | PLC Controlled Automatic Tool Changer for Coil Service Centers
Oscillating Type Rotary Shear Cut-to-Length Line | Blanking for Continuous Galvanizing Line | Automatic Blade Changing Slitting Line
As a leading manufacturer of light- to heavy-gauge cut-to-length and slitting lines since 1979, we have been providing custom design and manufacturing services for coil processing lines and equipment. Our clientele includes rolling mills, coil service centers and engineering & design companies in the steel, automotive, shipbuilding and appliance industries.
We have implemented over 700 cut-to-length lines and 2,000 refurbishing projects for slitting lines around the globe. Our clients include POSCO, Hyundai HYSCO, Hitachi, Nippon Steel, Vulcan Steel and Jindal Steel.
Our robotic slitter line reduces downtime and increases safety during blade setting processes with a robotic arm that automatically adjusts the number of blades and the gap between the blades, based on the available blades and the size of the width strip’s gap. This automated cut-to-length line is popular amongst automotive coil processing centers.
Our oscillating-type rotary shear cut-to-length line is another innovation that offers continuous sheet metal cutting in various angles at high speeds. This oscillating shear line and our multi-blanking line are ruggedized to be suitable for bath type deep galvanizing lines.
Coil Processing Line | Coil Slitting Machine | Mini Coil Slitting Lines
With decades of design and manufacturing experience, we offer fully automated coil processing lines in various configurations and sizes, from mini-slitting lines to heavy gauge slitting lines. For seamless integration into a wide range of clients’ line layouts and coil types, we manufacture both standalone and custom continuous slitting machines for heavy gauge coils.
Our high-speed line equipment produces up to 300 meters per minute for steel and aluminum materials. Our equipment processes a maximum coil thickness of 17 mm and a maximum coil width of 1,830 mm.
The unique advantage of our design is that it reduces downtime and increase operator safety during tool assembly and changes. Our Hydraulic Expansion Slitter (HES) uses hydraulically powered arbors to hold the blades, which removes the need for spacers during tool assembly. By simplifying the tool assembly process, our HES also reduces downtime and improves usability during tool assembly. Our turret type re-coiler is also designed and manufactured with two drums for increased usability, as it and quicker blade change between jobs.
Our heavy gauge slitting lines are installed at major mills worldwide, including mills operated by Nippon Steel Corporation, HYSCO America, Union Steel Mexico, POSCO, MMK-Atakaş, Vulcan Steel, Attieh Steel.
Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line | Heavy Gauge Steel Coil Levelers | Rotary Flying Shear | Oscillating Shear
Clients using our cut-to-length line select our oscillating type rotary shears for the innovative technology that offers superior usability and operator safety. As our flagship product, the oscillating rotary shear, coupled with our steel coil leveler, allows clients to continuously cut trapezoidal shapes while the coil strip runs at speeds up to 100 m/min and thicknesses of up to 12.7 mm.
Our coil levelers can be configured with interchangeable cassettes in addition to the conventional 6-HI and 4-HI configurations for each client’s specific needs according to material, production capacity and quality requirements. Our versatile designs afford our clients the flexibility to choose the exact configuration for their needs, as well as the option to adjust the configuration to their changing needs. Our interchangeable cassette is yet another example of our design principle of minimizing downtime and increasing usability, particularly during roller replacement.
Our jumbo leveler in combination with heavy gauge cut-to-length lines can level coils with thicknesses of up to 25.4mm, and is suited for applications such as shipbuilding manufacturing sites.
Rolled Steel Materials for Coil Service Centers
Our light and heavy gauge cut-to-length lines are designed and manufactured to process various materials, including hot and cold pressed rolled steel, galvanized steel, and ferrous and non-ferrous materials:
- High Strength Steel
- Stainless Steel (Hot & Cold Rolled)
- Galvanized Steel
- Electrical Steel
- Pre-coated Steel
Cut-to-length Line Configurations
We design, engineer and manufacture custom cut-to-length lines with various configurations based on each client’s plant layout. We have the capacity to combine the cut-to-length lines with slitting lines, depending on sheet or strip process from rolled products. Popular cut-to-length line configurations include:
- Start-stop coil shearing lines
- Coil flying shearing lines – both crank and rotary for continuous type
- Oscillating type – in combination with flying shear for continuous type
We are proud of our long-term relationships with our global clientele, who have been using our cut-to-length line in their production. Our clientele includes Nippon Steel Corporation, Tokyo Steel, HYSCO America, HYSCO Brazil, Union Steel Mexico, POSCO, and Vulcan Steel.
Coil Processing Lines | Tension Leveling Lines | Coil Pickling Lines
As factory automation of coil processing lines requires expertise in various mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and PLC programming systems, our product line represents LPR Global’s deep experience and knowledge. Our experience in manufacturing equipment for processing rolled steel also translates to supply reliability for our automated equipment and lines for coil processing, tension leveling and coil pickling line clients. All automated coil processing lines are certain to add value for our clients, regardless of their industry and geography.
Rolled Steel Surface and Heat Treatment Line
As the importance of coil coatings increases for all industries, reliable high-performance surface treatment is becoming a critical component of coil processing lines. Our surface and heat treatment lines are compatible with diverse carrier materials and coil processing applications for clients in various industries.
As with all our product innovations, we leverage our existing expertise to develop various surface processing technologies in our integrated coil processing lines. Our Surface and Heat Treatment for Rolled Steel includes:
- Annealing Line
- Cleaning Line
- Galvanizing Line
- Coil Preparation Line
- Electro Galvanizing Line
- Coating Lines
- Grinding and Polishing
- Continuous and Push-pull Pickling Lines
- Recoiling Line
- Tension Levelling Line
- Coil Packing Line
Blanking Press Feed Line for Steel Coils
LPR Global offers reliable high-speed blanking lines for high-performance industries for the following material aspects:
- Coil Thickness: 4 mm to 3.2mm
- Coil Width: 300 mm to 2,000mm
- Coil Lengths: 300mm to 5,500mm
Our experience in press feed line automation, high-precision leveler and blanking press equipment allows us to deliver consistent, fast, and high-quality pressed steel products.
For clients with high production capacities, we also offer multi-blanking lines that combine our cut-to-length line with a slitting head. The slitting head can automatically adjust cutting length and width sizes to reduce production downtime from knife setting changes between different jobs.
Tension Leveling Equipment for Light Gauge Steel Coil
Our tension leveling lines and equipment are a flagship product line for LPR Global. Our tension levelers used in recoiling lines are optimized for producing both cold rolled steel and stainless steel. They undergo regular development and improvements to meet our automotive clients’ requirements for increasingly flat and stress-free strips. Our tension leveling lines can process coils from 0.15mm up to 6.4mm thick and with widths from 1,000mm of up to 1,800 mm.
Roller Components for Steel Processing
Please visit our Steel Rolls page to how our replacement rolls—including work rolls, furnace rolls, pinch rolls, and guide rolls—can help you improve cost and quality of operation.
For large bore, heavy-duty cylinders, custom manufactured for steel mills, visit our Custom Hydraulic Cylinders page.
For steel making equipment and lines, including continuous casting lines, mold and oscillators, roughing and finishing mills, plate mills, and section mills, visit our Steel Mill Equipment page.
Blanking & Slitting Line Business Case
Blanking & Slitting Line Business Case (PDF)
POSCO acquired flat steel processing equipment from LPR for its MPPC plant in Mexico. POSCO-MPPC first started its operation in 2006 and primarily targeted he automotive industry. With the double-digit growth in the automotive second, the expansion of their processing capabilities lead to construction for additional locations within Mexico to be established.
LPR Global has a long-term partnership with Korean Steel Giant POSCO. With LPR being the steel coil processing equipment manufacturer of choice to develop their coil processing equipment lines across the globe. LPR was the preferred partner for POSCO to supply equipment to meet their growing demand in Mexico due to the reliability of our equipment and meeting stringent quality requirements of the automotive industry.
To deliver the complete package, we closely worked with POSCO to understand their needs and POSCO’s family of companies including POSCO E&C and POSCO ICT to deliver a state-of-the-art blanking, shearing and slitter lines.
Even though the business historically had been targeting automotive industry, but they expanded their sales efforts within construction and machinery segments as well. Target clientele of POSCO were to include household appliance manufacturers, automotive industry, construction industry, steel furniture manufacturers, oil tanker barrel manufacturers, and tubes manufacturers.
This required a set robust lines to cater to a wide variety of materials and dimensions of coils. Blanking, Slitting and Shear lines were designed to process mainly galvanized steel sheets, electrical steel, cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, pre-coated/ painted steel, electro galvanized and stainless-steel coils.