A shearing process, but rather than making cuts at the end of a workpiece like shearing, slitting us used to cut a wide coil of metal into a number of narrower coils as the main coil is moved through the slitter. During the slitting process, the metal coil passes lengthwise through the slitter's circular blades.
(1) The process of taking the wide rolls or sheets provided by the mills and cutting them down to narrower width strips or rolls by service centers to meet the needs of their customers, such as roll formers. (2) Cutting or shearing along single lines to cut strips from a sheet or to cut along lines of a given length or contour in a sheet or workpiece. (3) Cutting sheet or strip metal to width by rotary slitters.