Growing interest in winding and slitting processes runnability issues has significantly increased general awareness of the practical importance of process part performance to winder runnability. Major improvements in certain parts have created great opportunities.
Each mechanical setting has an effect on blade wear, dust generation, cut quality and customer roll quality at the slitting section of a winder.
Aside from well-functioning slitting equipment, high-quality bottom bands and superfinished powdered metal top blades are also needed for good runnability and slitting performance. The easiest way to ensure all these is to set up a Slitter Management Program (SMP) with Metso.
Slitter Management Programs manage all factors that affect slitting performance from superior blade materials to improved operator skills. Keeping up optimal cutting performance will increase winder availability, reduce downtime and save maintenance costs.
Winder Production Engineer Orla Trustrup at Norske Skog Skogn: “With the Slitter Management Program, we can concentrate on other roll finishing matters than slitting quality and improve general roll quality.”