Roll forming (or, rollforming)
is a continuous bending operation in which a long strip of sheet
metal (typically coiled steel) is passed through sets of rolls mounted on consecutive stands, each set performing only an small part of the bend, until the desired cross-section profile is obtained. Roll forming is ideal for producing constant-profile parts with long lengths and in large quantities.
It typically begins with a large coil of sheet metal, supported on an uncoiler. The strip is fed through an entry guide to properly align the material as it passes through the rolls of the mill, each set of rolls forming a bend until the material reaches its desired shape. Roll sets are typically mounted one over the other on a pair of horizontal parallel shafts supported by a stand(s). Side rolls and cluster rolls may also be used to provide greater precision and flexibility and to limit stresses on the material. The shaped strips can be cut to length ahead of a roll forming mill, between mills, or at the end of the roll forming line.
Galaxie offers a wide variety of rollforming machines such as:
Contact your representative at Galaxie or email us your rollforming requirements and we would be glad to share our expertise on this steel processing application.