Calculate length and weight of a sheet metal coil


Whether it’s steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, or zinc titanium, these are the three main questions an operator faces:

  • how to calculate the length of a sheet metal coil knowing the measurements
  • how to calculate the weight of a sheet metal coil
  • how to calculate the length of a sheet metal coil knowing the weight


With our online calculators you can get this data quickly and easily.


calculate length weight sheet metal coil

Let’s start by listing the densities of the most common metals that can be purchased in coil form. These values will allow us to obtain the length of the coil knowing the dimensions of the strip and its weight.


Material Density (g/cm³)
Steels 7.85
Stainless steels 7.90
Aluminum 2.70
Copper 8.93
Zinc-titanium 7.20


Density variations in coated, painted, or alloy steels (high-strength, galvanized, self-passivating, wear-resistant) are very small and can be ignored.


The geometry of the coil depends on certain factors such as internal diameter, external diameter and width. The inside diameter depends on the recoiler and usually has one of these standard values:


  • 152 mm
  • 254 mm
  • 305 mm
  • 406 mm
  • 508 mm
  • 610 mm


Width can be trimmed on request, but is usually in one of the standard sizes: 1000, 1250, or 1500 mm.

calculate length weight steel coil
Internal diameter ID [mm]:
External diameter OD [mm]:
Density D [g/cm³]:
Thickness T [mm]:
Width W [mm]:



On the other hand, if we do not have the dimensions of the coil but only the total weight, thickness and width of the sheet, we can still obtain the length of the sheet.


Density D [g/cm³]:
Width W [mm]:
Thickness T [mm]:
Weight [kg]:


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