What is a cassette roll forming machine?

A cassette roll forming machine is a roll forming machine that could produce different profiles by changing different rolling tools,  like stands, shafts, and rollers etc which are the main components of a cassette.

What does a cassette type roll forming machine consist?

A cassette type roll forming machine consists of an uncoiler, a roll forming base structure, transmission system, roll forming system (or cassette), hydraulic system, sometimes cooling system, cutting system and control system. Here roll forming system is the cassette. There are different cassettes (roll forming system) for different profiles, and only one cassette will be assembled at one time for the manufacturing of products, and a different cassette will replace the previous one to produce a different product.

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Why shall a cassette type roll forming machine be used?

A cassette roll forming machine could save you cost and place comparing to purchasing a variety of roll forming machines. For example, if there were 4 products required to be manufactured, and there would be generally 3 options:

  • Option One: To order one cassette roll forming machine and four cassettes according to different profiles;
  • Option Two: To order four roll forming machines according to different profiles;
  • Option Three: To order two two-in-one roll forming machines accordingly;

As you will know, Option One would save you more money (compared to Option Two) and place, and manufacture your required products quite stable; Option Two is capable to produce four different profiles at the same time, so it’s the best option if you need to produce four different profiles at large quantities; Option Three is the cheapest option, but two-in-one roll forming machine does not work as stable as a cassette roll forming machine does, and most of the time you barely need to produce four profiles in the meantime, so clearly the winner would be Cassette roll forming machine.

Is a cassette roll forming machine the best choice as long as different profiles production is concerned?

Well, it is not a yes-or-no question. A cassette roll forming machine is mostly designed to manufacture steel section products, and for metal roofing/wall sheets products, a double layer roll forming machine usually works better. As for steel section products, if there are only two or three or four products required, and no requirement for high accuracy about the final products, we would recommend (an) all-in-one roll forming machine(s), because it could save you more money, cost and working place.

Hope this article would help when you are lingering about what to choose before a decision is made.