Roll Forming Mill Side Roll
The History of Side Rolls
In the early applications, Roll Forming Machine is based on the mail roll forming rollers. And if the output product is unsatisfied, then the designer will add some side roll installed to solve the problem. Because of the limitation of time and financial, many of the side rolls consist of only pairs of cam rolls which is fastened to welded frames.
Of course, it is workable but difficult to set up and adjust them.
The Advantage of Side Rolls
The side roll is also the main part of roll forming mill. and the advantages as below:
- The shafts of the side rolls can be orientated at any angle, not only horizontal as the mail roll forming rollers
- Side rolls are not driven, so they are less to damage the surface of the product
- The side rolls are good for forming the edges of the products.
Some design of Side Rolls
Simple Side Rolls
Special Edge Side Rolls
The shafts of the side roll stands can be supported at both ends. There can be several shafts with rolls installed to form the special edge which is a bit difficult with the main rollers.
Duplex Side Rolls
There are 2 side rolls installed in one structure. which is for forming the edges and also guiding the coils in a right direction.
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