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How custom roll forming automation equipment improves quality

Custom roll forming machinery helps to reduce costly part rework and improves production rates. Customized roll tooling and equipment designs deliver repeatable performance and designs.

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Many operations will rely heavily on the coil slitting machinery in order to feed multiple production lines. Having a well-built machine coupled with integrated automation tools will ensure low maintenance costs and peak operating performance.

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Lessons learned at Metalcon 2012 for improved roll forming equipment performance and reducing maintenance costs. Attend a session on reducing scrape metal waste, improved PLC integration, higher quality tooling and sheet metal coiling lubricants.

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Metalcon 2012 metal building and construction industry trade show. Showcasing the latest in steel building products and metal forming machinery.

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Following the correct procedure for setting up a roll forming machine will help to reduce re-work, costly waste and improve product quality. Learn the basic steps to making sure your metal forming mill is operating at peak performance.

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The process of roll forming has made significant advancements over the past several decades. With the advancements in machine engineering and computer aided design machine builders have been able to incorporate some great new technologies.

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The architectural design business has seen some amazing advancements in the styling and use of metal roof and wall systems.

Today building designers can imagine almost any design or pattern and see it come to life. Fabricators of architectural panel systems now have the flexibility to change out quickly machine roll tooling to accommodate new profile shapes and designs.

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The changes to the drivetrain now allow for greater speeds. With a variable-frequency drive system production rates can now reach up to 200 feet per minute. With the improvements to the drive system new bearing requirements were need. Changes to the bearing specifications also allow for these advancements in production rates.

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The standard line speed is 100 feet per minute running 0.019 Aluminum sheet. Elbow’s are manufactured at a rate of 15 per minute. The hourly rate can produce approximately 600 tubes and over 800 elbows. Line performance is improved with an optional swing out arm.

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This years Metalcon 2012 show will be held in Chicago at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL . This year marks the 22nd year for this annual show for businesses in the metal forming sector.

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