Slitting Heads

Interchangeable Slitting Heads

Don’t be locked into one or two slitting methods!

The IMC interchangeable slitter assembly provides versatility for current and future converting requirements. Our interchangeable slitting assemblies can also supplied as modular units to work inline with already existing process.

Basic Slitting Methods

There are 5 basic techniques that are used to slit most flexible materials: shear, razor, score, rotary die & hot knife. Because each has its pros and cons there is no single method that can be universally used for the wide range of applications most converting operations encounter. For this very reason, IMC offers the exclusive ”interchangeable” slitting assemblies with most slitting machinery. The interchangeable assembly enables our converting equipment to have the flexibility necessary for the challenges of current and future requirements. Speak with our application engineers to determine which methods are best suited to your needs.

Dual Arbor Shear – Blade Spacer Type

  • Excellent slit quality for narrow widths.

Digital readout for thrust and vertical penetration.

  • Shown with tooling for 1.5mm & 3.0mm widths simultaneously

Dual Arbor Shear – Eccentric Lock

  • Easily adjustable slit width .375″ & wider.

Box Knife Shear

  • Best shear method for thick and/or inflexible materials

Box Knife Shear

  • Narrow slitting of metal material

Dual Arbor Shear

  • With driven brush assembly for blade cleaning

Pneumatic Shear

  • Micro adjustable, dovetail mounted shear assembly with shaft mounted rotary blades

Pneumatic Shear For Wide Width Slitter

  • The top shear arbor is vertically adjustable for blade diameter changes and has side load thrust adjustment.

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Die Cut

  • Dedicated slit width for precision application


  • Comb bar or precision spacers utilizes standard safety blades for comb bar assembly or precision spacers for accurate blade positioning.

Reciprocating Razor

  • Standard razor assembly with motorized reciprocating action to enhance blade life


  • Dovetail mounted pneumatic score blade for “crush” cut

Rotary Hot Knife Slitter

  • Each with spring loaded back up for edge sealing

Hot Knife Dovetail Mounted Static – Knives To 600° C

  • For edge sealing of woven material at speeds to 500FPM

Dual Arbor Shear With Portable Cart Assembly

  • For load/unload interchangeable slitting assembly

Hydraulic Cart

  • Hydraulic cart for loading and unloading the interchangeable slitting assemblies with docking mechanism.