Useful tips to buy Roll Forming Machines
When we want to purchase a roll forming machine for our factory, some points should be considered. The points including technical affairs and commercial affairs. At first we review technical points and then we keep you informed of commercial affairs.
Production CapacityEstimate your production capacity per month. It could effect on speed of roll forming machine and design of roll forming machine.
Sheet ThicknessThe thickness of raw material (coil) you are now using and you will use in future. Thickness could effect on speed, materials of rolls and structure of roll forming machines.
Tolerance in roll forming machinesOne of main parameters distinguishes professional roll forming machines from conventional roll forming machines is accuracy and constancy. For roll forming machines tolerance 0. 5 mm is considered normal but some customers may not need to have this accuracy in their production line.
Raw material or material of coilsApart of thickness, raw material could effect on design of roll forming machines, on structures, rolls and motors’ powers and chains. For example, you are not able use a roll forming machine for both stainless steel and steel even with same thickness. Output would be completely different.
Automatic adjustment and manual adjustment in roll forming machinesOn the whole roll forming Machines are categorized into two categories : Manual rollers adjustment and Automatic rollers adjustment. In Manual, Operator has to adjust rolls for different sizes and thickness but in automatic roll adjustment system, the rollers get changed by PLC.
Stations in roll forming machinesA roll forming line could have some stations including de-coiler, feeding roller , leveling, punching and marking, forming, torque head, cutting or shearing station and welding stations.
Measurement systems which can be installed in a roll forming machineLoad cells, Dial indicators and Strain gauges
Time of Changing rollers for Studs and TracksRoll forming Machines should be designed in a way to minimize time of changing. So, one of main parameters showing perfect design in roll forming machines is time of setup. Roll forming machines are equipped with system of quick-change is the best to save the time.
Types of roll forming standsStandard roll forming machines, Cantilever roll forming machines, Double high roll forming machines and Side-by-side roll forming machines.
Applications of Roll forming machines in industriesAeronautics, Automotive, Agricultural, Architectural, Construction
Applications of Roll forming machines in sectionsIn Supermarkets and malls for Shelving Panel In Cold Storages, In Making roofs, garage doors, pipes, window frames, C Z Purlins, CUZ Purlins ,Rainwater gutters, , Truck Carriage Board, shutter doors, floor decks, drywall glazed tiles, and for frame guardrails