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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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Well the answer to that has to be YES! The leading American manufacturers, Bradbury and Samco, are both manufacturing offshore. Samco rollforming has embarked on an aggressive strategy to open up a factory in India and build the same roll forming machines their as they do in Canada.

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The steel roll industry owes its life to the modern roll forming machine. Without this manufacturing machine many forming processes would be next to impossible to accomplish. The metal rolling process has been around for decades. However, today’s steel processing plants have increased demand on both production through put and profile part quality.

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This video of a heavy gauge forming machine illustrates the complexity of bending steel in to the common highway w-beam railing. Highway guardrail suppliers rely on these industrial grade machines to manufacture a range of barrier designs and profiles. The more common guardrail requirements are included as a standard feature in many rollforming machines.

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Looking at a roll forming machine for building corrugated roofing sheets must take in to consideration several key factors.

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How do you evlove an industrial machine built to perform the same function over years and decades? My experience in industrial equipment manufacturing tells me that true innovation is hard to find. Many companies simply re-invent the wheel only to find that they are spinning their own. True advancements with any product and especially in rollforming is founded in a strong understanding of Product Management. Knowing the life cycle of a product and combining that with market needs spawns the creative juices in any R&D department.

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