United Performance Metals Installs State-of-the-Art Slitting Line

29 August 2013

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Hamilton, Ohio –  United Performance Metals has added a new precision 18” Turret Head slitter capable of slitting coils ranging in thicknesses of .020 to .125. The Turret slitter boasts state-of-the-art technology which will yield reduced set up time, increased line speeds, the ability to pull narrow cuts, and overall operator efficiency.

The Turret slitter also features a pressure bar system which eliminates scratching and reduces camber and an interchangeable rewind drum capable of 16” or 20” ID options.

UPM’s Plant Manager, Roger Haire adds, “This slitter is one of a kind. It holds the promise of improvements in quality, consistency and efficiency which will benefit both our customers and operators.”

About United Performance Metals

The United Performance Metals family of companies is a leading supplier of stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum and titanium. Our comprehensive inventory of high temperature, high strength, corrosion-resistant alloys includes sheet, coil, plate and bar that can be processed to your exact specifications using our extensive in-house processing capabilities. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, United Performance Metals maintains sales and stocking locations worldwide. The United Performance Metals family includes Plus Ten Stainless, Vulcanium, and United Performance Metals Asia.

United Performance Metals is one of fourteen leading brands that comprise O’Neal Industries (onealind.com), the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2012, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.