One of the most critical operations in a blanking line is leveling. As materials evolve to meet the demand for lighter, more durable products the emerging metals are stronger and thinner, yet the surface quality must be maintained when processing these coil materials – our levelers can process steel, aluminum and AHSS. New technologies in this area include cassette levelers with removable roll modules. Each cassette can handle a different roll diameter or backup arrangement to meet the changing material properties thus allowing increased capacity on a single machine.
Additionally, cassette levelers allow offline cleaning and maintenance. The line can continue to run while one cassette is being serviced, reducing downtime. With the optional spline design connections and the optional hydraulic clamping, cassette changeovers can take less than two minutes and be accomplished without tools.