A Cut-to-Length coil processing line is a big investment. The rate of return is based on efficiency – how much product it runs in a given period of time – and on the quality of the product it produces.
Service centers and toll processors tend to buy ‘specialized’ CTL lines: anything from light gauge lines for surface sensitive products to heavy lines that level coiled plate. Specialized lines can provide competitive advantage for serving a niche market, but they may be inefficient (or just not capable) of running other products. Yes, that heavy duty line for coiled plate can also run light gauge . . . it’s just going to run it very slowly.
The Temper Stretch™ Cut-to-Length Line lets you produce a broad range of premium quality products to serve several markets AND run each of them at top speed. It operates more efficiently and enjoys a higher rate of return than conventional CTL lines. In other words, the Temper Stretch Cut-to-Length Line ‘stretches’ your capital investment to cover more market, more efficiently.