WHAT IS A SLAT?

Slats are thin mild steel plates that are horizontally spaced apart on a cutting table. The plate rests on these slats. We will present different slat tray options which allow businesses to improve their cut quality based on the material and process they choose. Let’s answer some common questions about slats and slat trays while taking a look at slat types and options such as drill tray comb plates, comb plate risers, and serrated slat frames.

What is a slat tray for drilling?

A slat tray assembly is a fabricated structure that holds the slats and allows them to be replaced quickly in modules rather than individually. Drawings are available for users to make replacements. Optional designs include standard slats for drilling applications.

BURN TABLE SLATS FOR DRILLING

Slat Options

Drill Tray Plate Style


Features:

  •  Replaceable slat trays.
  • Standard sheared cutting slats.
  • 3½-inch slat-to-slat spacing.

Options:

  •  Longitudinal “Comb Plates” minimize longitudinal plate movement.

 

Comb Plate Riser


Optional:

  • Longitudinal “Comb Plate Risers”.
  • Minimize longitudinal plate movement.
  • Reduce surface area for drills to contact slat supports.
  • Minimal increase to the plate support surface.

Customer Provided Angle Supports


Features:

  • The operator can add welded 1″ x 1x¼-inch-thick angle iron grid on top of the table to offset the plate ¾ inches from support slats.
  • Angle iron can lay between the slats for less height.
  • The welded grid can be added or removed from the table.
  • The plate should be tack-welded to the grid or sacrificial angle.
  • Note: Grid adds ¾ inches to table height. Check thick plate for machine clearances. 

Serrated Slat Tray


Features:

  • Replaceable slat frames.
  • Scalloped plate support tray reduces tool to support contact.
  • Alternating slat serration location every other slat.
  • Serration size, profile, and location can be customized when replacing slats, depending on the cut part type and size.

Serrated Slat Tray


Features:

  • Sacrificial angle iron to be tack-welded to slat frame and plate, lessening plate vibration for higher cutting speeds.
  • Slat trays are pinched horizontally to eliminate side-to-side movement.
  • Longitudinal “Comb Plates” minimize longitudinal plate movement.

Serrated Slat Tray with Brass Pins


Features:

  • Sacrificial angle iron to be tack-welded to slat tray and plate, lessening plate vibration for higher cutting speeds.
  • Slat trays are pinched horizontally to eliminate side-to-side movement.
  • Longitudinal “Comb Plates” minimize longitudinal plate movement.

Pin Groove Style Trays with Brass Pins


Features:

  • Replaceable slat frames.
  • Scalloped plate support tray reduces the risk of cutting tool hitting the slat.
  • The plate contact surface is made from machined brass to extend tooling life.
  • Optimized for drilling.

Contact

Messer Cutting Systems, Inc.


W141 N9427 Fountain Blvd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
USA

 

+1 262-255-5520
+1 262-255-5170
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