Oscillate Winding

Fewer changeovers, reduced scrap, safer material handling, consistent quality, and improved overall productivity.


Oscillate winding (sometimes referred to as traverse winding) is the process of combining narrow slit strip to a create a coil that has significantly more linear footage than a traditional slit product. The methodology behind the creation of an oscillate is relatively simple. An oscillate wound coil is the result of welding several slit coils (also called slit-to-width coil) together, end to end, coiling them into a single coil. During this process, the coils are wound like fishing line to create a finished product that allows multiple coils to be combined into one compact coil.

In a typical slit coil operation, the material would be wound on top of the strip, with even edges. There is a limit to how large of an outer diameter (OD) can be produced as these slit coils, sometimes referred to “ribbon wound” or “pancake coils”, have dimensional requirements to be able to handle them safely.

Our Capabilities

Thickness: 0.003″ – 0.125″
Width: 0.125″ – 1.875″

Max OD: 40″
Recoiler ID: 16″, 20″, 5” bore reel

When creating an oscillate coil, the strip lays next to each lap creating the ability to have a finished coil that can be up to ten times the linear footage of a ribbon wound coil and can be handled in a safe manner. Due to the increased linear footage, our customers experience significantly longer run times between change overs. In addition, there is a significant reduction in head and tail scrap.

Rolled Metal Products uses welding equipment to provide a fully functional weld within your gauge tolerance to ensure manufacturing integrity. We can mark the welds to ensure you know where they are located within the oscillate coil. A finished oscillate coil is processed using material from the heat and mill coil runs, providing a consistent product throughout.

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Fewer Changeovers

Enjoy significantly longer run times between changeovers.

Reduced Scrap

Experience a substantial reduction in head and tail scrap.

Less Material Handling

The unique winding process allows for safer and more efficient handling.

Consistent Quality

Oscillate winding guarantees a consistent product with every oscillate coil.

Improved Productivity

Improved Productivity – Overall, oscillate coils enhance productivity for your operation.

Your Stainless Steel, Aluminum & Specialty Metal Strip Partner

Rolled Metal Products offers oscillate wound coils in various inside diameters, widths, and packaging combinations, accommodating most standard uncoiler configurations and coil handling equipment.

Are you ready to elevate your production? Contact Rolled Metal Products, your trusted partner in stainless steel, aluminum, and specialty metal strip.