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How a Metal Rollformer Works (a short description)

Katie Bowles December 28, 2018

While every metal rollforming machine has varying pieces and parts, there are some universal elements on most of these devices. Here’s a short summary of how a metal rollformer operates.

How Does a Metal Rollformer Work?

All metal rollformers have a power source, either electricity or gas-powered. Hydraulic tanks are commonly added for higher production on rollformers. A manual or computer-operated controller is the “brain” for the machine, as it programs the drive and shears to cut the metal at certain lengths. The metal gets placed into the entry point, passes through forming stations, where the forming rollers bend or form the metal to the desired shape. The drive rollers help move the metal through the machine as it becomes manipulated depending on the machine’s profile. Shears or a guillotine cut the metal to a certain length either before it enters the forming stations or afterwards.

For a more detailed description of metal rollforming and how you can use it in your business, read this article.


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