Blanking

Four industry leading, metal coil-fed blanking lines are at the core of RSDC. These four impressive lines feature process automation and optimal inspection capabilities to ensure the highest quality goods produced safely and efficiently.

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The advantages customers experience with RSDC’s blanking lines include:

  • Automated processes to provide consistent and efficient production
  • Feed forward capabilities to enable auto rejection of material pieces based on defect data communicated by the steel mills
  • Dual inspection capabilities to ensure 100% top and bottom inspection
  • Elevated inspection stations to provide better viewing and optimized inspection processes
  • Automatic “one button” rejection to dispose of non-conforming pieces during inspection
  • Rockwell software automates part recipe set up and part processing history to continually ensure best manufacturing practices
  • Dual stacking system with four pilers to provide continual stacking without halting production
  • Online packaging capabilities to ensure material is ready to ship off the line

RSDC’s blanking lines include three 800-ton exposed capable lines and one 600-ton unexposed press. The 800-ton press lines feature in-line leveling, high pressure hot water wash, top and bottom electrostatic oiling, and 100% top and bottom inspection. The 600-ton line features in-line leveling and hand-stacking of parts. Together, these four lines offer a combination of capabilities that are rare industry-wide, including:

  • Crane loading with a capacity of up to 90,000 lbs. on all four lines
  • Automated top and bottom coil loading on all four lines
  • Press beds of 102 x 204 inches and 102 x 144 inches
  • Up to 84-inch blanking
  • 6 high leveler with 9 over 10 rolls and full-width intermediate rolls
  • Sheet height of up to 53 inches with a 31-inch adjustable pass line
  • Elevated inspections stations for better viewing and optimized inspection processes
  • Piler unloading via crane or hi-lo

Blanking Line Specifications

The specifications for each of RSDC’s four blanking lines are described below.

Blanking Lines 1 & 2

  • Material Type: Electrogalvanized, Hot Dipped, Galvanneal, Cold Rolled (class 1 & 2), Aluminum
  • Steel Gauge: 0.5mm (0.020”) min to 2.3mm (0.090”) max
  • Aluminum Gauge: 0.5mm (0.020”) min to 2.3mm (0.090”) max at 40 kpsi
  • Coil Weight: 40.8 metric tons (90,000 lbs.)
  • Steel Width: 457mm (18”) min to 1930mm (76”) max
  • Aluminum Width: 609mm (24”) min to 1930mm (76”) max
  • Sheet Length: 305mm (12”) min to 4013mm (158”) max
  • Feed Accuracy: +/- 0.25mm (0.10”) set value
  • Electrostatic Oiling: 25 – 300mg/sq. ft. (two-sided)

 

Blanking Line 3

  • Material Type: Electrogalvanized, Hot Dipped, Galvanneal, Cold Rolled (class 1 & 2), Aluminum
  • Material Gauge: 0.5mm (0.020”) min to 2.3mm (0.090”) max
  • Coil Weight: 40.8 metric tons (90,000 lbs.)
  • Coil Width: 457mm (18”) min to 2134mm (84”) max
  • Sheet Length: 305mm (12”) min to 4013mm (158”) max
  • Feed Accuracy: +/- 0.25mm (0.10”) set value
  • Electrostatic Oiling: 25 – 300 mg/sq. ft. (two-sided)

 

Blanking Line 4

  • Material Type: Hot Dipped, Galvanneal, Cold Rolled (class 2), Aluminum
  • Material Gauge: 0.5mm (0.020”) min to 3.47mm (0.125”) max
  • Coil Weight: 40.8 metric tons (90,000 lbs.)
  • Coil Width: 457mm (18”) min to 1930mm (76”) max
  • Sheet Length: Reviewed case-by-case; hand stacking only
  • Feed Accuracy: +/- 0.25mm (0.10”) set value
  • Electrostatic Oiling: N/A

 

Four Blanking Units:

  • High pressure hot water wash and electrostatic oiling
  • Two-sided inspection capabilities
  • Inline leveling
  • Feed forward capabilities
  • Capacity of running up to 60 strokes per minute on the blanking lines and 90 strokes per minute on the CTL

 

*Shut Height for all: 1270 mm (50″)

*Pass Line Height for all: 762mm (30″)