Roll feeds generally have two rolls mounted on top of each other, which are set to pinch the material between them. As the rolls rotate, material is advanced through the die in the amount at which the feed is set. Roll feeds are activated by servomotors or mechanisms attached to the crank shaft of the press. These are set to rotate the rolls the required amount to advance the material through the die.
TRUMPF FABTECH 2014 Preview
See the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH on Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. TRUMPF will introduce a wide array of new products and technologies, including the world premiere of the TruLaser 2030 fiber laser cutting machine, in addition to new laser cutting, punching and press brake technologies, laser marking, laser welding, and power tools. Visit our FABTECH web site: www.us.trumpf.com
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