The term ‘angle line’ refers to either, a combination of continuous processes that are performed on a piece of angle, or the machinery that is performing these operations.
Angle line is capable of marking, drilling, punching, notching and shearing angle or flat bars. The process is used to create holes or slots in precisely measured places on the material. Numbers, letters or notations can also be engraved to help with product identification or batch traceability.
It is a highly automated procedure, capable of creating unlimited number of holes (subject to the size of the hole being created), and numbers of cuts along the bar. As the machine operator only needs to tell the machine what products are to be made from each bar, the equipment can complete the task considerably more efficiently than using manual labour for the whole process. The ability to perform multiple operations within the same machine further enhances these efficiencies, as there is no need to move the material between machines to complete tasks.