Roll Forming

Successful roll forming requires more than a roll forming line and tooling. Robust finite element analysis software, and understanding the material's yield strength and elasticity, are critical. This technology area is full of information on equipment, tooling, and simulation software.

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Rafter ships Turk’s-heads with 3-axis servo adjustment

November 8, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped three RT-2500 single-sided Turk’s-head straighteners, each with 3-axis servo motorized adjustments, to a North American custom roll former of direct-welded profiles. The new straighteners replace existing block-type and barrel...

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SMS Technical Services opens workshop in Arkansas

October 6, 2016

Germany-based SMS Technical Services has opened a service and maintenance workshop in Osceola, Ark., less than two miles from the Big River Steel (BRS) plant. SMS will take care of all service and maintenance activities for the CSP® (Compact Strip Production) at the steel plant, such as molds,...

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Uncover the hidden costs of roll forming

October 6, 2016 | By Patrick Kitchen

Tooling is of course a significant cost driver in roll forming. But reducing costs takes more than scrutinizing the number of passes a roll formed cross section requires. It also calls for looking at the big picture and questioning the status quo.

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Roll-Kraft acquires Chicago Roll

October 5, 2016

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced its acquisition of Chicago Roll Co., a Lombard, Ill., company offering design, manufacturing, and refurbishing of tooling for the tube, pipe, and roll forming industry. The Lombard facility has more than 48,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space with 17 CNC...

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OMCO Roll Forming

OMCO Roll Forming

September 15, 2016

By: Coe Press Equipment

OMCO Roll Forming has grown tremendously in the last decade by diversifying into new markets. Smart, high-quality processes enabled by key partners such as COE Press Equipment have led to OMCO’s success. Watch the OMCO story and how COE has helped the company continually perform well for its customers.

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OMCO adds custom welded tube capability

September 8, 2016

Wickliffe, Ohio-based custom roll former OMCO has announced that it now has custom welded tube manufacturing capability. The company’s new 200-ft.-long mill is highly automated, permitting the manufacture of highly processed standard-shaped tubes and custom profiles to fit specific requirements....

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Samco adds two staff members

August 24, 2016

Samco Machinery, a Toronto-based provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced two staff additions.Gary Sanford has been named project manager in the project management office. He previously worked for Samco and has extensive training and experience in lean manufacturing,...

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Samco Machinery hires production manager, mechanical engineer

August 8, 2016

Toronto-based Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming machines, uncoilers, roll tooling, presses, and material handling systems, has hired Stephen McPherson as production manager in the rolling division and Sarim Khalil as a mechanical designer in corporate engineering. McPherson has...

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Rafter ships weld squeeze box and straightener to roll formed parts producer

July 18, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered an RT-3000 high-frequency induction five-roll weld squeeze box and an RT-3000 double-sided turkshead straightener to a North American custom roll formed parts producer. The equipment is used for the production of HSLA welded seam...

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Multiproduct roll forming line is hands-free

May 16, 2016

Samco Machinery has introduced a hands-free, multiproduct roll forming line for users performing JIT production of multiple profiles. The machine can perform at variable speeds up to 60 FPM, depending on the punching pattern and part lengths. The process is automated from the moment coil leaves...

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Strut roll former includes material handling system

April 13, 2016

Samco has developed a roll forming line designed to produce 12-ga. strut channels in a postpunch, postcut, continuous operation with variable speeds up to 100 FPM. A nonpowered roller conveyor with pneumatic side discharge automatically kicks finished channel to the strand conveyor, where it is...

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The Bradbury Group announces staff promotions

April 11, 2016

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced the promotions of two staff members. Jerry Graber has been named vice president manufacturing. He has been with the company since 1981, serving as senior manager manufacturing for...

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Dreistern names after-sales service manager

March 16, 2016

Dreistern Inc., Telford, Pa., has hired Thomas P. Hoey as after-sales service manager. The company, a subsidiary of Germany-based Dreistern GmbH & Co. KG, is a manufacturer of turnkey roll forming installations and tube mills....

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Samco Machinery appoints VP of Rolling Division

February 25, 2016

Samco Machinery, a roll forming machinery manufacturer based in Toronto, has appointed Darryl Levesque as vice president, Rolling Division. Having joined the company in 2014, Levesque has a background in automotive parts production and implementing new processes and...

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COE Press Equipment

COE Press Equipment

February 1, 2016

By: Coe Press Equipment

COE Press Equipment provides coil processing and servo feed equipment that is manufactured with attention to detail and supported by a skilled team of professionals. Its vertically-integrated manufacturing process results in systems of exceptional operational control and reliability you can count on for years to come, providing outstanding value over the life of the equipment.

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