Roll Forming

Lockformer Custom

Roll Forming

Lockformer® offers a comprehensive range of light gauge roll formers, applicable to a variety of industries and applications including, door and window, store fixtures, home and industrial appliances, office furniture, light fixtures and building products, to name a few. If it can be made from sheet or coil stock, Lockformer® has a fast, efficient, automated roll forming solution to meet your requirements.

Ideal Solution

Lockformer Custom Machinery are an ideal solution for transitioning from labor intensive press brake forming. Additionally, Lockformer® roll formers eliminate the product length limitations which can hamper manual metal forming processes.

As an example, a manufacturer of metal building products can roll form corner trim in a single 40 foot length, compared to 10 or 20 foot lengths on a brake press, thus eliminating the need for splice covers and streamlining the installation.

Strip

Products that are punched, by press or turret, and brake formed or folded, can benefit from labor savings by roll forming.

Metal door frames that require 30 hits on a brake press can be roll formed complete in less than 15 seconds.

With the option of manual or automatic feeding, punched strips may be fed to a Lockformer Custom machine to roll form the profile complete.

Capabilities:

  • Up to 36″ (914 mm) incoming strip width
  • 14 gauge (0.078″/2 mm) maximum material thickness
  • 12″ (300 mm) minimum part lengths

Sheet

Process Sheet Machine
  • Wide panel products that have an edge profile, brake formed or folded, can benefit from labor savings by roll forming sheet.Products such as Metal building panels, appliance cases, paint booth enclosures, metal roofing, that require long sheets of product to be roll formed:
    • Increase maximum part length compared to manual forming operation
    • Improve squareness and parallelism since both edges are form simultaneously
    • Width adjustability allows quick changeover between product sizes

    With the option of manual or automatic feeding, sheets may be fed to a Lockformer Custom machine to roll form the profile complete.

    Capabilities:

    • Up to 12″ to 60″ (300 to 1500 mm) incoming strip width range
    • 14 gauge (0.078″/2 mm) maximum material thickness
    • 12″ (300 mm) minimum part lengths

    12″ (300 mm) minimum part lengths

Coil

Process Coil Machine

Products that are punched, by press or turret, and brake formed or folded, can benefit from labor savings by roll forming.

Punching, roll forming and cutting to length can be performed in a single process to minimize material handling, for a variety of products from garage door slats to shelving:

  • Part length and hole patterns can be changed on the fly, to minimize downtime
  • For flexible fabrication, the production queue can be setup in a bill of material, batching style format
  • Parts come off the roll former complete, ready for painting or assembly

Coil Systems can be setup to feed an assembly cell or high speed for distribution.

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Aftermarket Support

Regardless of which Lockformer Custom model or service, contract manufacturers can depend on Formtek for the aftermarket support, whether it is replacement parts, retrofits, or upgrades of existing equipment.

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