Scrap choppers are used in slitting lines to “chop” the edge trim scrap into small pieces for easy collection and disposal.
When the gauge thickness increases there is a point where it is not feasible to “wind” or “ball” the slit edge of the material. The scrap chopper is ideal for heavier gauges as it can cut at speeds up to 100 fpm on .500” thick 80ksi material.
Metform offers a helical cut machine for smooth cutting and lower HP for a given tonnage of cut. Blade clearance can be adjusted through appropriate material thickness ranges and sharpening blades is simple.