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...

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Comparing Rotary Shear with Flying Die Shear for Stud lines

Hill Engineering/Formtek Inc. has designed and built both rotary punching machine systems and flying die machine systems in roll forming machine lines for over 60 years. From this extensive experience we have found that the most efficient way of...

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Comparing Rotary Punching to Stamping Systems

Rotary punching is a unique method used to punch holes, shapes, louvers, etc. in ferrous and non-ferrous materials at high speeds. There are definitely conditions that are ideal for rotary hole punching machines to be used, and there are conditions...

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In-sourcing Rollforming Production

Formtek Group Inc. recently supplied a roll forming line to a Memphis-based manufacturer of weather-stripping, threshold products, lite kits, louvers and glass for commercial wood and steel doors. The manufacturer is using this particular machinery to make window frames...

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Form Patterns Faster in Heavy Gauge Materials with the Powered Rotary Punch

Incorporating a rotary punch into a roll forming system isn’t always a big challenge, but there is one aspect that can get pretty tricky - maintaining a high speed punching system when you’re working with heavy gauge materials. This...

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AISTECH Cleveland 2015 – Booth 2146

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Manufacturer Increases Efficiency and Keeps Costs Down with a New Hill Hydraulic Press

  A manufacturer of industrial electrical components recently acquired a new HHP-30-CO Hill Hydraulic Press from Formtek for use in their Reno, Nevada facility. This manufacturer has been doing business with Formtek for many years and with some of the...

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International Roofing Expo, New Orleans – Booth 1661

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International Sign Expo, Las Vegas 2015 – Booth 503

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FABTECH Chicago – Booth s1802

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