When it comes to metalworking, sharp, uneven edges spell trouble at every turn. One slip and they slash fingers, shred gloves, and disrupt fabrication lines by jamming machinery.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Through edge rolling and conditioning, we transform risky coils or sheet metal strips into smooth-flowing products safe for handling and efficient for processing.
At Mead Metals, we offer advanced edge rolling and conditioning to transform your coils or metal strips into a safer, smoother product. Read on as we explore the technical side of conditioning and highlight why this value-added service takes metal to the next level.
Benefits of Metal Coil Edge Rolling
When it comes to your coils and narrow strips, conditioned edges check all the boxes:
Edge rolling removes hazardous burrs, while rounded corners minimize potential cuts. Together, these safety measures significantly reduce injury risks for handlers and machine operators.
Built for Efficiency
Smoothed, uniform edges prevent snags during machine feeding. Because our rolled metal products easily slide into equipment, they glide through fabricating processes without hampering flow.
Minimized risk of injury means reduced liability for your business. When metal flows safely into processes, you keep operators safe and production humming.
EDGE CONDITIONING SERVICES
When it comes to edge rounding, precision separates exceptional performance from average. At Mead Metals, we leverage advanced conditioning equipment designed for exacting metal processing from 1⁄2” to 10” in width.
Our automated machines produce consistent, reliable edges ready for your downstream operation. We offer full customization through numerous edge treatments:
This range of options means we can provide you the optimum edge for your process and product.
How We Condition Those Edges
While hand conditioning tackles some safety issues, only automated machines can deliver the consistency and efficiency manufacturers need in this competitive market.
Our process smooths and rounds edges through mechanical shaping rather than manual labor. The result is superb edge uniformity across all strips or coils in a batch — and superior quality long after the metal product leaves our warehouse.
Why Mead Metals is Your Preferred Partner
Providing quality metal is just the beginning. We prepare it for downstream success through value-adds like edge conditioning service unmatched in consistency and safety.
With 60+ years in metals distribution, we bring technical expertise along with rigorous quality standards to every batch of coils or strip. When you choose Mead Metals, you access end-to-end support driven by a commitment to customer success with every order.
Note: This post was originally published on December 14, 2018 and has been updated to contain additional relevant information.