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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.

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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…)

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New corrugated steel panel roll forming machines

Corrugated Panel Roll Forming Machine

Corrugated Panel Roll Forming Machine

Designed and engineered to manufacture common sizes of corrugated roofing or siding panels with minimal change-over.  This machine is a workhorse in the steel fabrication industry.  Used all over the world this machine is designed to produce steel panels 24/7.

Corrugated Roll Forming Machine

Corrugated Metal Panels

The most common sizes manufactured are shown below.  This sizes can often all be formed on the same mill.  Simple change out of the roll tooling either by stand or on racks can be done.  This flexibility allows for virtually all sizes to be made.

Common Corrugated Panel Sizes

  • 1.25 inch by .25 inch
  • 2.5 inch by .5 inch
  • 2.67 inch by .75 inch
  • 2.67 inch by 7/8 inch

Rollformer Line Configuration

The standard roll former line configuration includes an uncoiler, flattener, lubrication system, rolling mill and cut-off.  The number of roll tooling stands required for this type of steel profile is 20 to 30 stands or more.  Unlike other profile shapes the bending of steel in to this shape requires both a greater number of rolls and system length.

Optional Equipment

Typical options for a corrugated roll former include the following.

  • Stacker
  • Bundler
  • Multi-head Uncoiler

Companies using roll forming machines for manufacturing steel panels

  • Vicwest
  • Metal Sales
  • Fabral
  • Central States Manufacturing

Leadership

Manufacturing leading rollforming machinery for the steel fabrication industries around the world

Innovation

Developing new technologies and automation focused on delivering leading edge metal forming equipment

Design

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