Traverse Winding Lines

Traverse winding is the technology of winding narrow metal strips, with the goal of producing evenly cross windings on a predetermined spool’s width or directly on the rewind reel’s mandrel.

Precision traverse winding lines for metal strip production

Precision traverse winding lines are used where wide coils are slit into narrow strips and quickly wound into a spool to maximize the amount of material with minimal volume. Depending on the customer’s requirements, a slitting line can often be equipped with multiple traverse winders.

In a stand-alone system, individual coils are unwound, joint welded at each end, and then oscillating wound with the traverse winder.

Depending on requirements and material, recoiling is performed directly into the rewinder’s mandrel, on metal/cardboard cores, or into spools. We can further customize these lines by integrating secondary processes such as thickness measurements, precision straightening, edge conditioning, or static oiling devices.


Line Specification

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Spool Weight

over 5.000 kg
over 11,025 Ibs

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Entry Coil Width

over 1.500 mm
over 60″

(Combination with a slitting line)
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Material Thickness

 0,03 up to 4,0 mm
0.0012″ up to 0.16″

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over 800 m/mm
over 2,625 fpm

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Strip Width

up to 60 mm
up to 2.4″

Our services include

Detailed project consultation
Customer-oriented kick-off meeting
In-house design office
Intensive interaction between mechanical and electrical design
High vertical integration with in-house manufacturing and assembly
Close exchange with our and the customer’s logistics
External assembly and commissioning with b+s mechanics
Successful project completion

Advantages of a b+s traverse winding line

  • exact winding pattern with increasing coil diameter due to high-performance winding algorithm
  • very good edge build-up from start due to the initial waiting angle,
  • very stable, uniform edge build-up due to automated program for the offset angle
  • fully automatic calculation of the optimum winding step
  • perfect winding pattern – independent of the line operator
  • reduction of setup times through innovative automation solutions as well as fast line speeds
  • high-precision cutting quality due to clearance-free slitter shaft bearings
  • minimization of the burr height with a simultaneously high number of strips due to the smallest possible deflection of the cutter shafts
  • experience in processing ultra-high-strength materials with a tensile strength above 1,500 N/mm² (0.22 pound/square inch) with yield strength above 1,100 N/mm² (0.16 pound/square inch)

Our Traverse Winding Lines in use