Side Trimmers

Machine Concepts builds a full line of side trimmers for applications in mills, cut to length lines, and high speed finishing lines. Some common applications include:

  • Drop in self contained head assemblies to replace or complement existing slitters
  • High precision heads for light gage high speed lines running aluminum, steel, and red metals
  • Traditional finishing and cut to length lines
  • Hot mill side trimmers

Many heads include custom control packages - Stand alone or with communication capability.

Many new side trimmer systems designed to be compatible with existing scrap handling systems.


  • High precision SAE 4150 flame hardened arbors. Arbors designed for fixed knife cutting edges. No shimming required when face grinding / sharpening knives
  • Synthetic grease lubricated arbor bearings for lower operating temperatures
  • Vertical knife overlap adjustment via full length eccentric sleeve
  • Motorized width adjust via ball screws
  • Appropriate thread tables
  • Scrap chutes or diverters
  • Lifting taps and burnouts provided in all equipment


  • Hydraulically expanded hub cutter/knife holders
  • Adjustable head toe in or "Cant"
  • Motorized knife adjustment Both horizontal and vertical
  • High precision horizontal knife adjustment accurate to +/-.0002 inches. These adjustments can be made on the fly with the head cutting strip.
  • Heads driven via one common drive shaft or individual drives on each head
  • Entry bridle systems
  • Digital read outs for position feedback
  • Automated Go To" positioning for width and knife gap/lap adjustments
  • Complete sets of tooling including precision spacers, knives, stripper rings, and hydraulic jet nuts