Roll Forming Equipment
Roll-forming machinery can be used to fabricate different forms of coiled steel or other types of metal. VX LLC carries an expansive inventory of used roll-forming equipment.
What Is Roll Forming Machinery?
Long metal strips, most frequently coil steel, are formed into specific configurations using roll-forming machines (also known as metal-forming machines). In most applications, the piece’s required cross-section profile is specifically created to allow the equipment to bend the metal to meet the manufacturer’s specifications.
These machines carry out a variety of metalworking tasks in addition to roll forming, such as material cutting and roll punching.
Most roll-forming equipment operates in a continuous cycle. The raw material is fed into the machine, which proceeds continuously through each stage of each operation until the end result is complete.
How Roll Forming Machinery Works
A roll-forming machine uses several stations where fixed rollers guide the metal and create the required bends to form it at room temperature. Each station of rollers in the roll-forming machine bends the metal strip a little more than the station before.
The correct cross-sectional configuration is achieved while maintaining the cross- sectional area of the workpiece thanks to this progressive process for metal bending. Roll-forming machines typically run at speeds between 30 and 600 feet per minute and are a good option for producing large quantities of parts or extremely long pieces.
Roll-forming equipment is also helpful in producing precise parts that need little to no finishing. Depending on the material being shaped, the finished product typically has a superb finish and extremely fine detail.
Roll Forming Machinery at VX LLC
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