Chicago Slitter writes about the importance of handling coils properly. Surface-sensitive materials need extra attention and care due to equipment and process deficiencies damaging the finish on these materials during operations. Protecting finished surfaces is key, every point in a coil processing line at which the finished surface of the material touches another surface is an opportunity to damage the material. Guarding against tension scratches, or pull marks, are also important to prevent the detriment to a coil of surface-sensitive material that occurs by movement between adjacent laps of coil. Download the Full Article to learn more about the techniques to protecting surface sensitive materials in coil processing.
Reprinted by Fabricator Sept. 1997