August 1, 2013
American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev.
The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil capacity, and the 5-roll straightener will flatten even the most reluctant coils, according to the company. The rolling mill is geared to manufacture heavy-gauge sections using heavy-duty, 3-in. gearboxes.
The machine uses quick-change technology with 2- and 3-in.-dia. arbor cassettes. Accepting coil widths up to 24 in., it has a total of 24 forming passes and more can be added. At the exit end of the 200-HP machine is a 3-axis parts straightener and a high-speed hydraulic flying postpunch and cutoff system.
The company's capabilities include prepunching up to 250 tons, turnkey fabrication with two turret punch systems and a 350-ton press brake, and robotic welding.
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