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Weather seal rollforming machines

Many products utilize weather seal strips as an integral part of the design.  The difficulty has always been how do you join the weather stripping with the metal framing?

Our latest rollforming advancements now mechanically crimp the weather strip with the profile.  With the introduction of the vinyl weather stripping in to the process of roll forming you can now mechanically fasten the two together.  By combining these two processes in to one machine you now have a superior mechanical bond in an uninterrupted continuous profile.   Your production capacity, efficiency and overall quality have now increased.

Benefits of a weather seal rollformer

  • Single process
  • High strength mechanical fastening
  • Endless lengths
  • Increased productivity
  • Custom design and profiles

Common applications

Some of the most common uses for inline weather seals can be found in garage doors, windows, automotive doors, hotel and office revolving doors and large utility and maintenance doorways.

For more information contact us today.

Uncoiler

Uncoiler or decoiler for master coil handlingEvery rollforming line requires some method of feeding sheet metal to the rolling mill.  The uncoiler (also known as the decoiler) is the most common auxiliary piece of equipment purchased when buying a roll former.  Our uncoilers are available both in standard designs and custom configurations.  Engineered to meet rigorous use within all industries including, stud and track, automotive, shelving and racking, appliance and all metal parts manufacturing industries.  Competitively priced our uncoilers meet the demands of global fabricators.

Engineered for your industry; reliable and durable uncoliers

A complete line of uncoilers designed and engineered to meet the demands of your industry.  Optional coil cars combinations are available to help increase production work flow.  Integrated hold down arms and braking systems offer an increased level of security and operational performance.   Built to last these reliable uncoiling systems make easy work when handling large master coils.

Reduce downtime with dual and multihead designs

Having the ability to pre-load a coil in order to minimize change over time is critical for many operations.  The dual head and multihead designs do just that.  Now you can load up to 5 coils of any width and material type to keep your production flowing smoothly.

Capabilities

  • Traversing base designs up to 14″
  • Powered feed rewind and unwind
  • Single and double end coil stations
  • Capacity range 2,000 lb up to 45,000 lb
  • Coil safety hold downs
  • Rotating base and expanding hydraulic design

Options

  • Powered – power feed
  • Hydraulic braking
  • Hold down arm
  • Multihead design

Contact us today for more information on uncoiler equipment for your steel material handling needs.

 

Machines for manufacturing metal products

Rollforming machineOne of the most common places you will find a rollforming machine is in the fabrication of building and construction materials.  A wide range of common building materials are manufactured through the roll forming process.  The machinery is generally single function in nature producing one specific profile or small variations with in it.

Standard configuration of a rollforming line

Most metal forming machinery setups use a common line configuration.  At the start of the process uncolier (also known as decoliers) hold the master coil and fed the line.  Depending on the profile requirements and the quality of the steel coil a flattener may be need to bring material thickness consistency to the mill.  Lubrication is also added at this stage to reduce friction through the bending process.  When forming a more complex or heavy gauge material lubrication can be added at critical locations within each stand.

Many manufacturers of steel products can benefit from quick change over tooling. One of the most common ways to achieve this is through rafting or cassette roll tolling.  This second set mounted on a base plate can be easily removed and ‘changed over’ in order to manufacture a new steel profile.

Cold forming machine

Once the continuous steel sheet enters the rolling mill powered tooling pulls the sheet in and progressively forms and bends the steel in to the desired shape and profile.  The number of stands needs for any roll former is dependent on the  complexity of the shape.  The forming of metal places large stresses on the overall design and construction of a mill.  Careful consideration and engineering is required in order to construct a long lasting machine.

Once the sheet metal leaves the mill it is often in its final shape.  Now presses are used to cut to length continuous strips of metal specific to customers orders.  The best roll forming machines offer a range of punch and cut off dies and designs allow for an endless combination.

For more information about our full line of rollforming machines contact us today.

Roll forming machines

Range of roll forming machines for the fabrication of steel productsManufacturing a broad range of roll formers and serving a wide range of industrial applications, our unique approach integrates innovation, customization and value. Our capabilities are truly global with manufacturing and service operations worldwide. Shipping complete rollforming lines or forming components anywhere you are.

Duplex roll forming mills

Rapid change over design the Duplex rollformer is a laterally powered split tooling configuration. These mills provide fast and responsive profile width change overs.

Learn more about duplex roll forming and the stud and track mill.

Universal Rolling Mill

Individual gear boxes for each roll stand offer versatility and flexibility in metal forming. This mill is engineered for quick change over of drafting and cassette tooling.

Learn more about our universal mills and roofing machines.

Toggle Forming Mills

Built to withstand heavy daily workloads this powerhouse delivers. With a large vertical capacity and quick-disconnect shafts this mill is designed to perform.

Learn more about our toffle rollformer and C/Z purlin machines.

Gear Mill

Looking for high tolerance specifications? Manufactured to meet demanding tolerance specifications the gear mill is widely used for high spec applications. Commonly built with smaller tooling setups metal fabricators rely on this machine to deliver repeatable part quality.

Learn more about our gear mills and automotive parts rollforming lines.

Purlin

One of the more common building and construction materials manufactured by cold forming steel is the purlin or girt.  This structural steel (versatile) component is an essential part of any building project.   the roll forming machine is a perfect match for purlin production.

Production line considerations for making purlins

C/Z Purlin roll formerBy their very nature purlins are straight uniform designs.  The common profiles include C, Z and Sigma and include common hole and notch placement.  As with many sheet metal materials used in the building industry having this type of uniformity and consistency allows manufacturers to produce high volume low cost products.

Considerations for roll forming purlins

The cold forming of any heavy gauge material such as that used in the fabrication of purlins requires specific machinery.  The rollformer is no exception.  As sheet metal material thickness and hardness increases so do the requirements of all components and auxiliary equipment attached to the forming mill.

Design considerations

  1. Uncoiler design
  2. Uncoiler bracking
  3. In-feed guide system
  4. Mill base and support system
  5. Roll tolling
  6. Tooling stands
  7. Hole punching systems
  8. Cut-off press

Each of these areas within the forming process is critical when manufacturing C/Z purlins.   Minimizing the quality of any of these will result in poor quality product and high re-work costs.

For more information on our purlin roll formers contact us today.

 

 

Duplex mill offers more than increased speed for panel lines

One simple way to increase the output of your roll forming line is to add a second mill.  This ‘duplexing‘ is a common practice for many production process however, there is more options than throughput for a rollformer panel line.

Sheet metal panel roll forming equipment line.

Duplex roll forming machine

Duplex roll forming equipment

With two cold forming mills installed next to each other a number of efficiencies begin to appear.  With a few changes to the infeed steel coil handling equipment (uncoilers) and the roll tooling assemblies or rafted / cassette tooling a manufacturer can service a wide range of clients.

Benefits to having a duplex roll forming machine for panel production

  1. Increased production rates
  2. Panel profile (shape) flexibility
  3. Reduced labor split over 2 lines
  4. One material handling system (uncoiler) on infeed
  5. Easier sheet metal panel stacking equipment

There are numerous ways to increase your bottom line with a duplex rollforming machine.  For more information on these special metal forming lines contact us today.

Custom builders of roll forming machinery and equipment

RFM provides custom roll forming machinery for manufacturing steel framing products such as stud and track, structural steel, purlins and roofing products.

Quality design and engineering

Every roll-forming machine and line starts in our engineering department. Our team works with you from the start to design to your custom profile needs. Utilizing the latest CAD/CAM technologies and roll tooling software we optimize our tooling designs for your product.

Innovation in rollforming

Custom roll forming equipment for sheet metal coils A diverse customer base has exposed us to a wide range of profile shapes and material types. This exposure and continued focus on innovation impacts every line we manufacture. Our research and development team is engaged with other automation and process communities so that they can incorporate leading edge technologies in our roll forming lines.

Specialty equipment for metal forming

With every custom roll form application specialized auxiliary equipment is required. From in-line welding to flying cut-off presses we have you covered. Complex designs often require completely new material handling equipment and packaging lines.

For more information on our custom roll forming services contact ustoday.

New roll forming machine option increases panel production

Manufacturers of corrugated roofing panels Corrugated sheet roll forming machineneed to push the product out fast.  This commodity based product is all about speed and quality.

New roll forming machine palletizer optimizes throughput

One of the most common problems with any rollforming line is the material handling at the discharge end.  Great that the forming mil is capable of high speed forming but can you handle the output?

Our new multi-direction stacker can increase your production throughput by 200%.

Benefits of a multi-directional rollformer stacker

  1. Dual loading stations
  2. Split load production stacking
  3. Single high speed roll former
  4. Lower per piece cost
  5. Lower labor costs

This revolutionary advancement in sheet metal roll forming can be applied to a wide range of applications and products.  For more information on how you can realize these benefits on a new roll former or used roll forming machine contact us today.

Roll forming machines for metal forming equipment lines

With a wide range of roll forming machinery RFM provides solutions for metal fabricators.  Serving the building and construction sector, automotive parts and component manufacturers, the appliance industry and custom roll forming industry.

Trusted, experienced quality rollforming equipment

Industrial rollforming requires knowledge, experience and above all else trust.  As with any capital equipment there are many grades of quality and capabilities.  Metal forming machinery is no exception.  Building a line that not only fits your requirements but is engineered to last year after year producing the same high quality components you demand.  Saving’s you may think you have realized when purchasing a low quality mill will most often be lost in repairs, part re-work or quality rejects.

Roll forming machines for the steel fabrication industry

Providing high quality roll forming machines to the leading purlin manufacturers, steel roofing industry, and steel stud and track manufacturers.  RFM equipment is built to last providing you with the service and quality you need.

Roll forming machine for metal bendingCommon products utilizing rollforming mills

  • Steel framing studs and track
  • Metal roofing and siding
  • Steel purlins (Cee/Zee)
  • Steel deck flooring
  • Appliance skins and posts
  • Automotive parts (bumpers, window slides, chassis rails)
  • Office furniture (cabinets, desks and more…)

When looking for a roll forming machine that is built to last contact us today.

Solutions for manufacturing steel drywall studs used in steel houses

Rollforming machines used for making steel productsOne of the quickest ways to manufacturing an interior wall is to use steel framing and drywall.  This combination is quick to build and requires little training.  The drywall framing  dimensions are the same as those used in the wooden stick building process and are inherently more flexible.  Scrap material is minimized and recyclable unlike wood products.

Pro’s and con’s of a job site stud rollformer

One of the first things a company that is looking to manufacturer steel building studs is to do so with a portable stud maker.  These machines are small and lightweight my nature and produce a reasonable steel stud.  Here are the basic pros and cons of such a machine.

 

Portable rollformer pros and cons
Pro Con
Speed Not the faster rollformer on the market
Flexibility Can produce what you need when you need it. Requires many manchine changes to switch over product profiles
Capabilities Low volume Not built for long term high volume product
Cost Less than industrial forming machines Ware and tare at a high rate

Industrial stud and track rollformer

Industrial stud and track machines are capable of roll forming a wide range of profile shapes with minimal interruption.  These machines can switch between stud and track with one push of the button.  Changing flange heights and web widths are also quick and easy.

Industrial roll forming machine: pros and cons
Pro Con
Speed  Very fast Requires high volume production to offset costs
Flexibility Can produce any common stud sizes in one machine
Capabilities High volume production and highly flexible profile output
Cost Expensive compared to other machines Large ROI

Prefabricated building machine

A growing market is the prefab or prefabrication market.  This is where wall production and roofing building is all done inside a factory.  The sections are “prefab’d” and sent off to the job site for assembly.  This method reduces some costs of fabrication and increase overall quality.

Pre-fab roll forming machines: pros and cons
Pro Con
Speed Slow speed
Flexibility Can produce all the components needed to assemble a steel stud drywall or roofing Requires specific architectural drawings for each steel house
Capabilities Low volume
Cost Costs can be at par with other roll forming techniques

Read more about our stud and track rollforming machine and how it can help to reduce the cost of manufacturing steel drywall framing components.


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Innovation

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Design

Designing equipment to automate and process steel formed products more effectively and preciously