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):

Slitter12″ Yoder18″ Reusch #118″ Reusch #224″ Braner52″ Braner

24″ K&S

Max. Coil weight Un-coiler5,000 lbs5,000 lbs5,000 lbs10,000 lbs30,000 lbs10,000 lbs
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler5,000 lbs4,000 lbs4,000 lbs8,000 lbs30,000 lbs10,000 lbs
Max. Coil width entry12.500″18.500″18.500″24.000″52.000″24.000″
Max. Coil width exit12.000″18.000″18.000″24.000″52.000″24.000″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler60.000″60.000″60.000″72.000″72.000″60″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler50.000″48.000″48.000″72.000″70.000″60″
Coil ID Range Entry16-20-24″16-20-24″16-20-24″16-20-24″20-24″16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit6-12-16-20″6-12-16-20″6-12-16-20″16-20-24″20-24″6-16-20″
Max. Gauge thickness0.030″0.135″0.135″0.0750″0.120″0.032
Min. Gauge thickness0.001″0.004″0.004″0.007″0.10″0.004
PVC ApplicatorYesYesYesYesYesYes


Cut To Length24″ Rapid Air
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler4,000 lbs
Coil ID Range16-20
Min. Width Entry.50″
Max. Width Entry24″
Min. Length Exit.50″
Max. Length Exit96″
PVC ApplicatorYes

Min. Gauge Aluminum

Min. Gauge Stainless Steel0.003
Max. Thickness Aluminum0.063
Max. Thickness Stainless Steel0.035


Tennessee Facility:

Slitter26″ Stamco52″ StamcoEdger
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler10,000 lbs40,000 lbs4,000
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler10,000 lbs30,000 lbs4,000
Max. Coil width entry26.500″52.500″6.500″
Max. Coil width exit25.000″50.000″6.500″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler61.500″67.000″60.000″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler60.000″60.000″60.000″
Coil ID Range Entry20-24″16-20-24″16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit16-20″20-24″20 Only
PVC ApplicatorYesYesNo
Max. Gauge thickness0.095″0.135″0.130
Min. Gauge thickness0.015″0.016″0.027


México (Querétaro)

Slitter24″ Yoder
Max. Coil weight Un-coiler12,000 lbs” 
Max. Coil weight Re-coiler12,000 lbs
Max. Coil width entry24.000″
Max. Coil width exit24.000″
Max. Coil OD Un-Coiler51.000″
Max. Coil OD Re-Coiler51.000″
Coil ID Range Entry16-20″
Coil ID Range Exit16-20″
PVC ApplicatorYes
Max. Gauge thickness0.075″
Min. Gauge thickness0.010″