Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. upgrades equipment used for oscillating light gauge steel

May 23, 2017 - Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a national supplier of conventional slit and oscillate steel coils, announces their upgrade of new equipment used in the oscillation of light gauge prime steel coils.

Oscillating is the process of continually cutting steel coils into narrow strips. Specialty Strip’s new light gauge oscillators slit steel at a faster speed and are more precise in their winding of coils than previous models, resulting in a lesser cost for customers.

The new light gauge oscillators enhance Specialty Strip’s product size capabilities and can cut through a diverse array of very thin temper-rolled steel sheet types—including cold-rolled stainless, alloy, high carbon and low carbon steel. 

The new oscillator machines are also capable of cutting through steel sheet coated in hot dip galvanize, Galvalume, electro, galvanneal, and acrylic, epoxy, vinyl prepaint finishes. 

Overall, Specialty Strip & Oscillating, Inc. can process 20 to 25 miles of continuous strip steel up to 2-1/2" in width, a coil weight of 5,000 lbs., face sizes from 4" to 14" and gauges from .009" to .125" in thickness. 

With oscillate-wound coils, customers can run a coil uninterrupted on a stock reel for 10 to 15 times longer than with conventional ribbon-wound coils. This eliminates downtime, coil end scrap loss, coil telescoping, and tangling—increasing savings, efficiency and productivity.

Specialty Strip also provides the following services on their steel coils: 

  • slitting and duburring
  • welds annealed and ground to gauge
  • straight patterned coil walls coiled on steel liners, fiber cores and spools
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