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Traverse & Oscillate Winding

Oscillate Winding Expertise

Steel Grades: Cold Rolled, High Carbon, HSLA, Low Carbon, Stainless Steel

Edging: #1, #3, #4, #5, #6

Width: .375” – 2.000

Coil ID: 20”

Coil OD: 58”

Face: 6” – 18”

Thickness: .250

Weight: 7000# max

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Siegal Steel has been providing oscillate (traverse) wound steel coils since 1940.  Our team can provided you a cost annalysis of savings using this method of winding.

Watch the Siegal Steel Oscillating Process in Action.

The Siegal Strip Oscillate Wound Process / Siegal Steel / Chicago

What is Oscillating?

Oscillating refers to the winding, end to end, of several ribbon wound steel coils on a drum. The combination of welding several coils in this manner creates one larger and heavier coil than a ribbon wound coil. The width of the finished oscillate coil is called the face and can be preselected by the customer. Oscillating can be accomplished by winding slit coil or oscillating after the edging process. Sometimes, oscillating is called traverse winding. Each wrap winds alongside the previous wrap. The process of oscillating is much like winding a home garden hose on a reel. When done properly, the winding looks like a solid perfectly symmetrical wider coil. Oscillating is typically done on finished steel widths of 2 inches or less.

Why Oscillating?

Steel that is oscillate wound creates a finished coil that is up to ten times the length of a ribbon wound coil. When using oscillating coils in a stamping operation, loading times are reduced by up to 100 %. In addition, oscillating creates a better more solid package for shipping. Truckload quantities of traverse or oscillate coils contain skids to load. Oscillating, particularly after being run through an edging process, assures a camber free tightly wound coil such as Siegal Strip.

Cost Savings of Oscillating (traverse winding)?

Oscillated coils assure more footage in each coil loaded onto an uncoiler. Loading times for ribbon wound slit or edged coil many times can be 15 minutes or more. By loading one oscillating coil with up to 10 times the linear footage, such as Siegal Strip, loading times can be eliminated for hours at a time. When adding burden rates allocated to loading time as well as the opportunity cost of tying up a press, oscillated coil may result in savings of up to 100% in production times for metal stampers. This represents a step forward for customers working toward lean manufacturing techniques.