In the metallic industry there are certain equipment that can easily become the integral part of your enterprise enhancing the efficiency and introducing cost economy in the process of production and manufacturing. One such equipment is the metal sheet roll forming machine.
Task Accomplished by the Machine
Roll forming machines contain power driven bullet type rollers and the basic task accomplished by them is bending the metal sheets like creating corrugated steel sheets and plates among others. They can also roll double sheets in the time required by ordinary machines for rolling single sheets. One of the basic advantages of using the rolling machine is automating the process of rolling making it cost and energy efficient and thereby making great savings in the overhead.
Rolling Machine Components
Among the components used in the rolling machine are –
High power driven qualitative bullet rollers;
Chain and gear driven rollers,
Double sheet rolling support stands, and
Emergency shut off switches.
Each of the components has its own specific role in the process of building up efficient and high quality rolling machines.
Specific Use of Rolling Machine
Sheet metal roll former machines are used for multiple purposes. Some of the major purposes are as follows.
Hole punching in the sheets;
Notching of the sheets;
Finishing of the metal sheets, and
Bending of the metal sheets.
Manufacturers often use flower shaped pattern in order to specify different stages of work as well as its resulting end designs.
Accessories for the Equipment
Like other machines the roll forming machine also requires accessories that can enhance its performance level substantially. Major accessories used for smooth running of the machine include –
Bottom rib roller assembly;
Coil cradles; and
Run out stands.
The above four are common accessories but users can also take support of other accessories for creating custom designs and deploying custom techniques in the rolling system. Many users also use design software that allows simulation of these processed involved in roll forming. Experts often use the finite element analysis of FEA process.
Why Use Roll Forming Machine
These machines are usually deployed for fabricating rigid as well as high strength parts using different types of metals. It can be used for light metals like aluminum as well as strong metals like steel of half inch thick. Rolling machines are used to manufacture building components with metals, and other items like angles, studs, supports, C as well as U channels and the hat channels among others.
Setting up Standards in Respect of Rolling Machines
While using rolling machines it is necessary ensuring that they conform to the industry standards. There are many leading organizations who publish different standards for these machines. An example is the standard set by ASTM international or Technical Committee A01.19 standards for both sheet as well as strip steel. It should be good if the machine procured for the purpose conforms to the desired industry standards.