Steel slitting

The extensive facilities at Zodiac, our coil slitting division, encompass slitting lines for both wide and narrow strip, as well as a narrow de-coiling line for blanking production. Together, these facilities can output over 1000 tonnes of slit coil per week with a 48 hour turnaround or better.

Arial view of completed slitting line

Following a £0.6million investment programme, including the installation of a completely new slitting line, all of our slitting facilities are now centred on our main Wednesbury site. Our new facilities enable us to both build up strip stock for tube making and to offer a faster turnaround time, from order to delivery, on the supply of slit coils to outside customers.

The introduction onto the new line of a computerised ‘Strip Manager’ job-processing system linked in to a similar system on our tube mills further improves efficiency.

We purchase our steel globally and are constantly monitoring the world markets to ensure we achieve the best quality at the best price.

A comprehensive range of steel grades are processed into strip, including:

Hot rolled DD11, S235, S275, S355

Cold rolled DC01 – DC04

Galvanised DX51, S280, S350, S390

Aluminised DX51, DX52, DX53, DX54, DX55

Whilst the majority of Zodiac’s output goes on to further processing within Top Tubes, a significant proportion of finished slit strip goes straight out to customers, for applications in presswork manufacture, section rolling, re-rolling, automotive exhausts, heating appliances, washers, security fencing and palisade fencing.

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