Slitting is the process of cutting material to a specific length or width from a larger piece of material, usually referred to as the “master” or “parent” roll. Slitting machines handle a variety of materials, although one machine will not usually have the capabilities to slit all types of materials. Two main types of slitting machines include roll slitters and slitter rewinders. Each of these can be beneficial depending on your slitting requirements. Using a slitting machine is a great way to reduce material cost and inventory by being able to buy standard size rolls and slitting to meet your unique needs.
Our Slitting Process
The three main parts of slitting machines include the uncoiler, the slitter, and the recoiler. Setup is key to our precision slitting process: ensuring all elements are aligned, having sharp blades with clearance set properly, and setting cutter spacing correctly. The job type and these three main considerations determine the setup of the upper and lower blades.
- Type of material
- Thickness of the material
- Tolerance factor needed while slitting
After double-checking setup parameters, we place the material for slitting on the machine to be uncoiled. This step unwinds the master roll of the entire material to be passed through the multiple slitters on the machine. Once uncoiled, the material runs through the upper and lower circular blades to achieve equal narrower widths. After cutting is complete, the narrower widths of the material are recoiled into smaller, more manageable rolls. At Integrated Packaging Films, our operators have the experience and training necessary to properly maintain our slitting machines and understand how critical setup and proper tool usage is to providing high-quality service.
Our Slitting Capabilities
Integrated Packaging Films provides precision slitting for a variety of non-metallic materials, plastics, and rigid plastic film. This includes polymers with a focus on APET, PET, PETG, HIPS, and PVC material, as well as, polypropylene, virgin-grade, and recycled plastic materials. We have the capability to handle many different material thicknesses, widths, and other add-ons to best serve you.
- Thicknesses from 0.010 in. to 0.050 in.
- Widths from 2 in. to 48 in.
- Slit core sizes 3 in. or 6 in.
Other Add-on Services
Your Slitting Service Experts
Integrated Packaging Films prides itself on offering excellent customer service and a fast turnaround on all order sizes. We are dedicated to providing total customer satisfaction with a focus on quality services and performance. All of our services meet Mil-Spec., CFIA, and FDA standards. Many of our large competitors cannot provide the same value of service you will receive from IPF. We want to be your go-to company for all of your slitting services. Contact us to learn more about our slitting capabilities and the additional services we offer.