What Is an Angle Roll?
Angle roll, profile roll, section roll, or even the generic “roller” have been terms people use when referring to the type of machine that makes round bends in angle iron and other profiles. These machines are very common in facilities where profiles need to be formed into a radius or diameter of a certain size.
The most common types of profiles used in this equipment are angle iron, solid square, solid rectangle, round tubing, and pipe. Angle roll machines can be versatile for the various types of material being used, which is why there is such a wide variety of these machines found in the marketplace. From companies rolling rings for the ends of tanks to firms making large radius bends for structural applications to ornamental iron companies rolling pipe for hand rails and gates, the applications are nearly endless.
Our JMT angle rolls come standard with a set of dies included with the machine, giving customers versatility from the start. Each die has a different radius (radii) on each edge, so depending on the different sizes of angle iron you use, you would be able to match the radii on the correct die with the angle iron, certain types of channel, T section, or C section material.
What to Consider in an Angle Roll
There are some things to consider when looking at getting this equipment.
First and foremost, what size of machine do you need and what do you need it to do? Some things to look at would be the thickest type of material you want to use and how close of a diameter you want to achieve. Calculating these would be a good starting point for determining how big or small of a machine you need. You obviously don’t want to purchase an angle roll machine that is much too big for what you intend to do with it. On the other hand, you don’t want to “max out” the machine capacity every time you use it. Doing so is very hard on the machine, and is especially taxing to the shafts, the hydraulics (if so equipped) and the gears.
In addition, look at how small of a diameter you want to achieve, as that will also help determine the size of machine that will fit your specific needs.
When shopping for a new piece of equipment, it is always a good idea to deal with a professional who has more experience than you with that particular type of machines. This will save both money and frustration in the long run, and will insure you are getting the right machine and are ultimately happy with your purchase. JMT is good example of an organization that has an incredible amount of experience and expertise in the arena of angle rolls to help you through this process. Visit us at www.JMTUSA.com to get an idea of the kind of equipment and experience we can offer you.
Contact JMT today to learn more about Angle Roll Features. Call 855-773-7727 or email Info@JMTUSA.com.