Cut to length and cut to width line QL 4x5000kg (11000lbs)

Forstner offers a real alternative to any slitting line with the unique concept of a cut to length and cut to width line. The line first cuts to length from coil and the sheet will then be cut in any strip width. Also narrow stripes are cut efficiently, clean and without any burrs and torsion. Optional label or ink printer, conveyor and selector are also available.


The efficient production of blanks requires keeping a wide range of entirely different coils on hand. To allow rapid access to different sheets, we developed a multiple decoiling system featuring automatic sheet change-over in less than 1 minute.


Our objectives in developing this line were:


  • fully automatic sheet change-over in the shortest possible time
  • programmable upper straightening shafts adjustment
  • programmable stripe width
  • the simplest possible operating
  • retrofitting
  • lower acquisition costs
  • one-worker operation
  • space savings


  • constant quality: The blanks are precise and free of burrs.
  • lower material cost: The purchase price for large coils is lower than for small coils or sheets.
  • less waste: You slit wide coils accurately and have fewer residual strips.
  • lower personnel cost: The system is operated by one person. You reduce cutting time considerably.
  • more storage capacity: You only need one wide coil per material type.
  • shortened production time: The handling of all types of materials is substantially rationalized by the use of larger coils.
  • smooth decoiling and recoiling by powered decoilers
  • smooth infeeding of coils across deflection rollers into the coil selector
  • automatic access to up to four different coils by the coil selector
  • flat straightening by manual upper straightening shafts adjustment
  • precise, burr-free and economic cutting to length by a guillotine shear
  • automatic cut to length, feeding, aligning and positioning of the sheet for cut stripes
  • precise, burr-free and economic cutting to width by a second guillotine shear
  • automatic sheet change-over in less than 1 minute
  • simplest operation with logical icons instead of text by Siemens touch panel
  • precise length measurement system with up to date Siemens drive and control technology
  • continous developement of the Forstner software for PLC and touch panel


  • plastic sheet dispenser FAG
  • electrically adjustable upper straightening shaft MOP
  • hard chromium plated straightening shafts HVC
  • hydraulic hole punching M6 or M8 STA
  • bending line and corner notching KLI
  • special knives for stainless steel MPCR
  • safety fences around the line SI
  • PC connecting link wihout or with PC software SPS-RJ45SW
  • internet service for remote maintenance SPS-IS


  • DECOILER AG a2m: powered, bearing on two sides, manual expansion, movable device, pneumatic pressing arm
  • DEFLECTION ROLLER STAND UB: with deflection rollers
  • COIL SELECTOR MT-4: 4tables with manually adjustable coil guidance with roller bearings, automatic coil change-over
  • TABLE MFA: powered coil guidance with roller bearings
  • STRAIGHTENER RM-6: manually adjustable straightener with 6 shaftsØ110mm (4,33″)
  • GUILLOTINE TS: electric guillotine shear with steel knives
  • CONVEYOR BA: powered roller conveyor, back stop and pneumatical fingers for positioning
  • GUILLOTINE TSM: electric guillotine shear massive with steel knives
  • BASIC FRAME GR-10: for MA-4 and RM-TS-BA-TSM
  • CONTROL SPS-F2 POTI: easy operation with ergonomic touch panel, variable speed adjustment with a potentiometer, single or multiple programs, coil management, safety integrated