133 Frances Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
|CUSTOM SLITTING & CONVERTING|
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Our Experience Works for You
Metlon Corporation has over 14 precision slitting machines in its plant that have all been custom- built in plant for specific applications over the last 25 years. These slitters vary from 4” wide machines that can slit to widths down to .008” wide to slitters that can handle material up to 30” wide. All of these slitters have the ability to hold tolerances of +/-.005” wide and many have the ability to hold tolerances down to +/-.001” wide.
We have the ability to slit onto many different ID cores and reels as well as various types of traverse spools.
Prototyping and R&D
Our engineering capabilities and expertise will save you time and money on new product development.
Metlon can work with unusual materials, including, but not limited to:
Put-ups to customer specifications
Information, quotations, delivery, technical advice, answers to questions and an interest in your problems are part of the service you can expect when you contact Metlon. It is immediate and confidential.
For many customers, receiving a prompt reply is most important. We are as responsive to your job status inquiries as we are your delivery deadlines. And, meeting our shipping promise to you is a particular source of pride.
We provide on-the-floor warehousing of your materials, as well as drop shipments to your customer in your name.
For all customers, we try to match exceptional ability with exceptional service. Please call us and see how we perform.
Narrow Width Slitting To Precision Tolerances
Visualize a human hair which is approximately 0.0025" in diameter. Now visualize cutters capable of cutting materials to just three times the width of a human hair. Metlon’s unique custom slitting capability allows them to gang slit 278 ends simultaneously to 0.0078" wide and wind each end on a separate traversed spool. In this example, the material being slit is 0.001" polyester film.
Plastic films, papers, metal foils, impregnated fabrics, and laminations of these are among the wide range of materials we custom slit today.
Metlon specializes in extremely narrow widths, down to .008" (.198mm) and non-standard custom slitting and we can work with very close tolerances (±.001").
Customer requirements of extreme accuracy are common. As a leader in the converting industry, Metlon is known for custom slitting to extreme tolerances.
Example: One customer asked whether we could slit a new film to any width between 0.050" and 0.750" in 0.001" increments. Also, he asked if we could hold our accuracy to ±0.001". Metlon has satisfied this customer’s requirements for many years with no reported rejects.
Metlon is not only able to slit to very accurate tolerances, but is also able to measure its results. Several different methods are used to measure accuracy for customers. Work which demands the greatest accuracy is measured with a Zygo Laser Micrometer. This precision instrument will measure from 0.010" to 2.000" wide in increments of five decimal places. In addition, certified copies of actual measurements are available.
Extremely accurate registration in very narrow width slitting is one of Metlon's specialties.
Example: One job involved a 16 mm (0.630") wide film with 0.030" wide numbers printed down the center. The customer required that the film be slit to a final width of 0.040" and that the printed numbers be kept in the center of the finished width.
The customer asked a number of converters throughout the country to do this work and he was told it was impossible. Metlon was the first to try and was successful. The customer continues to place orders with Metlon for this product.
Engineering Experience Works For You
When Metlon receives your order, the production department decides how to complete your order to yield the highest quality at the lowest price.
If special tooling will do the job better, reduce waste, improve quality, increase production, etc., then our experienced engineers design the necessary parts. In almost all cases, Metlon's capable craftsmen, working in our well-equipped machine shop, manufacture the parts necessary to meet your finished product specifications. Our ability to make machine changes immediately, affords us flexibility and control, and insures you, the customer, the best possible product.
Cooperative Development With Customer's Engineers
Because we are specialists, customers call upon Metlon to do unique and experimental work to aid in the development of new products. Both large and small companies have frequently test-marketed new products with the help of Metlon, prior to investing in their own slitting machinery.
In addition to mechanical changes to aid customers in operational use, many recommendations have improved customer product recognition with special identification printing.
Suggesting alternatives and solutions is often where our engineering experience counts most.
Quality Backed By Integrity
Each customer's custom slitting order starts with an individual customer specification checklist which includes cutter set-up, core or spool size, tension range and other controls necessary to meet the customer's requirements. A supervisor must approve the first work to come through the cutters. Frequent spot checks are made by the operator throughout the run. Quality control makes the final check for accuracy, quality of cut, quality of winding, appearance of the material and other job specifications.
By far, the single most important feature in quality control is the integrity of our employees. All are carefully instructed on how to run the machines, read a customer's specification checklist, and report all discrepancies to their supervisor. We are very proud of our employees and their continued effort to produce top quality work.
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