Customized slitting with state-of-the-art machinesJohn Moot
Slitting is the converting process of cutting wide rolls, parent rolls or log rolls into narrower tapes. Dr. Dietrich Mueller GmbH can cut various flexible materials such as nonwovens, paper, films and laminates, as well as pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, to customer-specific widths using a variety of methods and machines.
The company’s state-of-the-art winding and slitting machines are equipped with state-of-the-art controls to ensure that we can meet both our own high quality standards and our customers’ specifications.
Adhesive tape cutting machine
Cut-off with an adhesive tape cutting machine is a customized solution that allows for the most efficient use of material as well as providing the best solution for our customers.
With cut-off, a roll of tape (or other material) is rotated at high speed on a stationary mandrel while a circular blade cuts (slices) the material to the specified width. This “cut to width” service is suitable for customers who need rolls of tape or other material in a specific width.
Winding and slitting machines
Unwinding the material and running it through a slitting section followed by rewinding the material allows material to be slit to a tight tolerance and the length of the finished material to be varied. We own and operate several different rewind cutting machines that use the score, shear or razor cutting process to process material. Score, shear and razor blade cutting have characteristics that make them suitable for certain types of material. The method chosen to process the material (Score, Razor or Shear) depends entirely on the material being cut.
Razor cutting uses individual razor blades positioned at stationary intervals across the machine. The material is pulled through the stationary blades, creating precise, clean cuts. Razor cutting is best suited for foils and thinner materials of uniform thickness.
Crush Knife Cutting
Crush knife cutting uses circular knives that are pressed against a steel cylinder or mandrel. The material is then pulled between the knives and the mandrel. Groove cutting is more suitable for materials of irregular thickness.
Scissor cutting uses two rotating knives that function like scissors. The material is cut at the intersection of the two sharp edges and is ideal for paper, foil and materials with greater thickness.