Designing the Drive Train to your Products with the Highest Efficiency

How do we as mill builder size a drive train to your needs?  Well, depending on the roll forming or tube mill markets – we strive for different results.  If you are speaking about roll forming machines, we generally...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Why Choose Prenotch Dies

BEFORE READING:  Reading our previous blog posts on Flying Dies and Rotary Punching will help build context for this post Labor Savings with Auto Gagging of Punches Without being able to automatically gag punches in or out on any stroke of...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Basic Design Principles

Specific Design Principles for Blade Cut Dies The cut-off blade should always be guided in flexing into the die sections and shearing. The stripper should be relieved in that area up and bind in the stripper. Slug pulling can be a...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Speed vs Line Accuracy

The Relationship of Line Accuracy to Line Speed The two basic questions that any roll former user or potential user are interested in are: At what speed can I run the line and then cut off properly? How accurately can...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Flying Dies

Flying Prenotch Dies Flying dies are dies that are made to move linearly along tracks built into a mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic press, as opposed to being fixed to the ram and bolster as stationary prenotch dies are. They also...

Continue reading →

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects Section 179 Tax Deductions for Businesses

Deduction Limits On December 21, 2017 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. Beginning January 1, 2018, the annual deduction limit for section 179 increases from $500,000 to $1 million. This deduction is phased out once annual...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Four Advantages to Rotary Punching

Rotary Punching The time has now come in the development of rotary punching machinery when many of the required perforated, slotted, tabbed, louvered, punched or embossed patterns can be done using the rotary technique. Rotary punching means that any of the...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: Advantages to Combination Dies

Combination Dies The savings involved, directly and indirectly, in running combination dies can be manifold. If the die can punch and/or form while it is cutting off, the savings here alone can determine if the product is very profitable or just marginal. Sometimes...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: The Bottom Line

If you missed our previous blog post, we covered the various types of dies. In this post, we will discuss techniques for improving the line speed and efficiency of production lines with various types of dies. Methods to Reduce Die Sliding Friction  Fighting the resistance...

Continue reading →

Roll Forming Line Automation: All About Dies

What is the key that makes one manufacturer’s roll forming line enormously profitable and another manufacturer’s line marginal, even when they are producing similar products on the same model roll former? The key is to have the proper auxiliary systems...

Continue reading →