Stainless Steel Slitting

NKS is recognized in the industry as a leader in stainless steel slitting and slitting technology. Whether it’s the unique chemistry used in our slitter knives, our shim-less tooling or our expert in-house grinding capabilities, NKS has the technology to guarantee the edge quality of your stainless steel coil. Our wide range of slitting capabilities insures that we have the right equipment to quickly and efficiently process your orders. In addition to precision slitters, our slitter operators average more the 15 years of operating experience. They are skilled in setting up the slitter and taking all appropriate quality measurement, including gauge, width and camber. With seven high-performance slitters available, NKS will review each order individually to determine which machine will be the best fit. Based on the material properties, the gauge and the final slit width, we can assign the material to the correct slitting line that provides the best slitting performance possible.

Our job is not done when we have finished slitting your material. At NKS we are proud of the appearance and performance of our standard packaging. Our skids are custom designed for strength and the ease with which they can be moved with lifting equipment. We use a moisture barrier between the skid and the stainless steel coils, and every skid has a plastic shroud. We can also meet the most demanding customer packaging specifications. Our traffic department can arrange for shipping on most carriers and can often recommend shipping alternatives to save you money. UPS and FEDEX next day delivery is available upon request.

At NKS, our job is more than slitting stainless steel and shipping stainless steel coils, our job is to meet all of your stainless steel requirements. Count on NKS to provide the service you need from order entry to delivery, and everything in between.

Illinois Facilities (Des Plaines/Itasca):

Slitter 12″ Yoder 18″ Reusch #1 18″ Reusch #2 24″ Braner 52″ Braner

24″ K&S

Max. Coil weight Un-coiler 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 10,000 lbs 30,000 lbs 10,000 lbs
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs 4,000 lbs 8,000 lbs 30,000 lbs 10,000 lbs
Max. Coil width entry 12.500″ 18.500″ 18.500″ 24.000″ 52.000″ 24.000″
Max. Coil width exit 12.000″ 18.000″ 18.000″ 24.000″ 52.000″ 24.000″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler 60.000″ 60.000″ 60.000″ 72.000″ 72.000″ 60″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler 50.000″ 48.000″ 48.000″ 72.000″ 70.000″ 60″
Coil ID Range Entry 16-20-24″ 16-20-24″ 16-20-24″ 16-20-24″ 20-24″ 16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit 6-12-16-20″ 6-12-16-20″ 6-12-16-20″ 16-20-24″ 20-24″ 6-16-20″
Max. Gauge thickness 0.030″ 0.135″ 0.135″ 0.0750″ 0.120″ 0.032
Min. Gauge thickness 0.001″ 0.004″ 0.004″ 0.007″ 0.10″ 0.004
PVC Applicator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Cut To Length 24″ Rapid Air
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler 4,000 lbs
Coil ID Range 16-20
Min. Width Entry .50″
Max. Width Entry 24″
Min. Length Exit .50″
Max. Length Exit 96″
PVC Applicator Yes

Min. Gauge Aluminum

Min. Gauge Stainless Steel 0.003
Max. Thickness Aluminum 0.063
Max. Thickness Stainless Steel 0.035


Tennessee Facility:

Slitter 26″ Stamco 52″ Stamco Edger
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler 10,000 lbs 40,000 lbs 4,000
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler 10,000 lbs 30,000 lbs 4,000
Max. Coil width entry 26.500″ 52.500″ 6.500″
Max. Coil width exit 25.000″ 50.000″ 6.500″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler 61.500″ 67.000″ 60.000″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler 60.000″ 60.000″ 60.000″
Coil ID Range Entry 20-24″ 16-20-24″ 16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit 16-20″ 20-24″ 20 Only
PVC Applicator Yes Yes No
Max. Gauge thickness 0.095″ 0.135″ 0.130
Min. Gauge thickness 0.015″ 0.016″ 0.027


México (Querétaro)

Slitter 24″ Yoder
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler 12,000 lbs” 
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler 12,000 lbs
Max. Coil width entry 24.000″
Max. Coil width exit 24.000″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler 51.000″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler 51.000″
Coil ID Range Entry 16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit 16-20″
PVC Applicator Yes
Max. Gauge thickness 0.075″
Min. Gauge thickness 0.010″