To the casual observer, the use of a plate rolling machine may not be evident. Indeed, unless you know what you’re doing, you might confuse a plate roller with some piece of alien hardware. This piece of heavy machinery is several feet long, with a sturdy base that supports three massive rollers: two are on the bottom, and one sits above them in the middle. Viewed from the front end, the rollers might look like the three points on a triangle.
Plate and bar rolling in Phoenix, AZ serves an enormous number of industries. It’s used in hospitals and schools and can even be used to create staircases. If you’ve never thought about the benefits or methods for plate rolling, we’ve got you covered.
Your metals make a difference
It may not come as much of a surprise, but the metal you intend to form will have an enormous impact on the rolling process. Aluminum and steel will roll very differently. In fact, depending on your metal’s grade, you will see a substantial difference in the ability to roll your metal. Aluminum, for example, has a widely varying tensile strength based on its grade. 50 series aluminum tends to be quite soft, while 60 series can vary from medium to high rigidity. Steels operate the same way (only with different numbers).
In addition to understanding how your metal will roll, operating the machine required for successful plate and bar rolling in Phoenix, AZ requires immense talent. When you’re forming a piece of metal into another shape, the overall goal is to make sure you’re applying pressure evenly across the entire part. The trick, here, is that the plate roller and the piece of metal inside it have varying levels of thickness. As a result, it takes skill and experience to ensure that pressure is applied evenly across the piece of metal.
Failure to achieve this goal can result in a piece of metal that is structurally unsound, or that could malfunction before its time. Worst-case scenario, if the part is mishandled, it may not suit your needs at all.
Come to the pros who know
If you’re in need of plate and bar rolling in Phoenix, AZ, there’s only one team to call: Metal Pro Inc. Since we opened our doors in 2000, we have remained committed to providing the very best care and customer service when it comes to metal fabrication. We offer a wide range of services, including welding, press braking, CNC machining, stamping, forming, flame cutting, plasma cutting, tee rolling, channel tube piping and so much more. If you need any size piece of metal shaped or formed, you can count on Metal Pro Inc. That’s our promise to you.
For two decades, we have built up a long list of repeat customers who sing the praise of our wide-ranging knowledge and unfailing attention to detail. All it takes is one trip to Metal Pro Inc. to discover what makes us different. Pick up the phone to schedule an appointment.