Forstner offers a real alternative to any slitting line with the unique concept of a cut to length and cut to width line. The line first cuts to length from coil and the sheet will then be cut in any strip width. Also narrow stripes are cut efficiently, clean and without any burrs and torsion. Optional label or ink printer, conveyor and selector are also available.

The efficient production of blanks requires keeping a wide range of entirely different coils on hand. To allow rapid access to different sheets, we developed a multiple decoiling system featuring automatic sheet change-over in less than 1 minute.

Our objectives in developing this line were:

fully automatic sheet change-over in the shortest possible time
programmable upper straightening shafts adjustment
programmable stripe width
the simplest possible operating
lower acquisition costs
one-worker operation
space savings

The Forstner fully-automatic decoiling, straightening, cut to length and cut to width lines offer features that an industrial production manager has only dreamed about. This line fulfils the demanding requirements of any sheet metal working industry.

Up to maximum six powered, drop in, manually expandable and movable decoilers provide all advantages for efficient loading by fork lift or crane from top and decoil or recoil your coils smoothly.

The deflection roller stands facilitate feeding the sheet into the powered coil selector and prevent damage to the surface of the coils. The deflection rollers are not powered but guarantee the recoiling of your valuable material.

The coil change-over from one material to another is a fully automatic function of the coil selector and can easily be done by one operator. Changing from one coil width to the other is also an automatic process with the help of the powered edge-guide MFA.

Whenever a new coil is selected, the upper straightening shafts are automatically adjusted into a new position to ensure the required straightening quality. The coil-set is eliminated. Marks or lines from the upper straightening shafts can only be prevented by opening the upper straightening shafts during the standstill using the programmable straightener with sensitive material mode. We propose the programmable straightener when you are going to process sensitive material for high-quality and visible end products.

Fast, burr less and precise cuts from the electric guillotine shear are achieved throughout the long life-time of this line.

After the burr-free cutting to length, the sheet will be moved and aligned through a motorized roller conveyor to a back stop. Laterally arranged grippers align the sheet again and position the plate precisely and in parallel by 90 ° arranged to the direction of the second coil plate shear with 3000 or 4000mm (10’ or 13’) cutting length. Once the cutting position is reached, the programmed strip width is cut fast, precise, burr-free and without distortion.

The control makes the operation of the line a pleasure. The advanced control SPS-F2 version is outstanding not only for reliability, flexibility and precision but especially for ease of operation and unbeatable results. You can see easy understandable and logic symbols instead of text on the touch panel. An external programming can optionally be realized as well. More options for example remote control for decoilers and coil car, remote maintenance are often used by the industry.