One of the world leading aluminium producers and Salico have reached an agreement for the supply of a new state of the art slitting line to be installed in one of its rolling plants in America. The line is primarily intended for tab stock, but it will also be prepared to run thinner and fully annealed strip, down to 0.15 mm Ho.
For proper thin gauge handling and processing, the line will be equipped with specific technical solutions such as vacuum roll and tensioning bridle rolls. A particular focus on operator friendly interface results in hands free slitter tooling exchange, automatic separator discs positioning and vacuum transfer of scrap to a remote baller.
Equipment engineering and manufacture will take most of 2021, leaving installation and commissioning for first half of 2022.