Leverkusen, 17.08.2021 - Wuppermann Hungary Kft. has commissioned a new ASC double-head side trimmer in the outlet area of the combined pickling and hot-dip galvanizing line.
ASC stands for Automatic Scrap Chopper.
With the new side trimmer, the flat products plant in the Hungarian port of Győr-Gönyű improves the overall quality level of its products in terms of flatness and evenness. The steel strip can now be used in other areas with particularly high demands on the flatness of the material, for example by steel service centres for the production of panels with laser cutting quality or in switch cabinet construction.
The new ASC side trimmer is used for trimming pickled as well as galvanized steel strips with zinc or zinc-magnesium coating. The production range is trimmed strip widths from 700 to 1,600 mm and strip thicknesses between 1.00 and 6.00 mm.
The new trimming unit was developed for operation in a continuously operating strip processing line and is characterised by a very precise mode of operation combined with reliable and cost-effective operation. With the twinblade cutterhead system from SMS group, Wuppermann can significantly reduce processing costs required for knife resharpening and save material at the same time: Compared to the conventional system, the Twinblade cutterhead system with two cutting edges - instead of one so far - is twice as efficient. If one edge is worn, the knife can still be used. It is simply turned over after loosening the knife clamping piece. Until then, the clamping piece protects the second, still unused cutting edge. The second cutting edge can then continue to work.
At Wuppermann Staal Nederland B. V. in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, Wuppermann has already had good experience with the ASC double-head side trimmer.