Metal Roofing Tile Roll Forming Machines

Metal roofing tile roll forming machines are equipment used to produce metal roofing tiles and panels through continuous bending and forming of coil material. These versatile machines allow fast, high-volume production of roofing components with custom profiles.

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of metal roofing tile roll formers from working principles and main components to models, specifications, applications and more.

Overview of Metal Roofing Tile Roll Forming Machines

What are Metal Roofing Tile Roll Forming Machines?

Metal roofing tile roll forming machines take flat metal coil stock and progressively form it into various roofing tile profiles through a series of roller dies and bending stages.

The continuous operation allows roofing components like panels, shingles and tiles to be mass-produced rapidly compared to manual fabrication.

Key Features and Working Principle

  • High speed continuous roll forming of metal coil into roofing tile profiles
  • Flexible production with quick roll set changeovers
  • Rollers and guides progressively shape flat strip into ribbed/corrugated profiles
  • Automated cutting after forming tiles of fixed length
  • Decoilers hold metal coil stock and feed strip through infeed guides
  • Forming roll stands with roller dies make repeated bends and forms
  • Adjustable for width, thickness, materials of coil stock
  • PLC based controls for automatic operation and monitoring

Main Components and Systems

Metal roof tile roll forming machines include the major components outlined below:

  • Coil Holding System: Decoiler or uncoiler holds metal coil stock and allows controlled feeding of strip through guides into first forming stand. Turntable type decoilers provide continuous feed without downtime.
  • Feeding and Guiding: Feed rollers grip and pull metal strip through guides maintaining proper alignment entering forming section.
  • Forming Stands: Multiple stands with roller dies make progressive bends and profiles to coil strip transforming it into roofing tiles or panels.
  • Cutting Unit: Automated cut-off knives slice formed metal sheets into fixed tile/panel lengths for collection
  • Conveying and Stacker: Formed and cut sheets conveyed to exit stacker for organized collection
  • Controls: PLC based controls allow adjustable parameters and automated roll forming operation
  • Frame and Housing: Rigid structural frame houses components with safety covers and guards

Roll Forming Process Overview

The basic working principle involves coil stock being unwound, straightened, and fed into the forming section. The strip passes through consecutive stands where precision roller dies make incremental bends. The cumulative effect of multiple bends transforms the flat strip into desired roofing tile profiles. The formed sheets are then cut into fixed lengths and stacked at the exit.

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Types of Metal Roof Tile Roll Forming Machines

Metal roof tile roll formers can be categorized based on production scale, forming method and profile shapes:

Types by Production Scale

  • Light-duty: Lower capacity machines for small scale production
  • Medium-duty: Balanced performance for typical metal roofing needs
  • Heavy-duty: High capacity formers for large volume requirements
Typeকয়েল প্রস্থSheet ThicknessSpeed Range
Light-dutyUp to 1000 mm0.3 – 0.8 mm10 – 20 m/min
Medium-dutyUp to 1250 mm0.4 – 1 mm15 – 40 m/min
Heavy-dutyAbove 1250 mm0.5 – 1.2 mm25 – 80 m/min

Types by Forming Method

  • Roll Former: Roller dies bend metal strip into roofing profiles
  • Press Brake: Machined dies stamp roofing components in single action
  • Panel Roll Former: Produces larger metal roofing panels
MachineMethodTypical Products
রোল সাবেকরোল গঠনRoofing shingles, tiles
Press brakePress formingIndividual roofing sheets
Panel roll formerরোল গঠনLarge roofing panels

Types by Profile Shape

  • Standing Seam: Long panels with vertical ribs, no exposed fasteners
  • Batten Roll: Formed battens (caps) over roofing panels
  • Corrugated: iconic waved/corrugated sheet profiles
  • Shake Tile: Resembles look of shingles or shake roofing
  • Metal Slate: Mimics traditional slate roofing tiles
  • Custom: Unique profiles for decorative roofs
Profile ShapeDescriptionExample Products
Standing seamLong panels, vertical ribsSnap-lock panels, concealed fastener roofs
Batten rollCapped sheets with raised battenMetal roof with battens, flat pan formed sheets
CorrugatedWaved/corrugated sheetsStandard corrugated roofing, barn style
Shake tileFormed sheets resembling shinglesInterlocking shake pattern tiles
Metal slateSheet metal in slate tile shapesFaux slate roof system
CustomUnique/decorative profilesRolled Spanish clay tiles, fish-scale pattern

Main Specifications

The key specifications of a metal roof tile roll forming machine include:

ParameterTypical Range
Coil Width Capacity1000 – 1250 mm
Metal Thickness0.3 – 1.2 mm
Sheet Width500 – 1000 mm
Profile Height10 – 75 mm
গঠন গতি10 – 80 m/min
Main Drive Power5.5 – 37 kW
Roller Diameter100 – 140 mm
Number of Stands5 – 24
Machine Dimensions6000 x 1200 x 1700 mm
Machine Weight2000 – 10000 kg
  • Capable of processing carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other metal coils
  • Quick roll set changeover and profile adjustments
  • Accepts hot-dip galvanized, pre-painted and finished coils
  • CNC controls for easy parameter settings

Typical Applications and Uses

Metal roofing tile roll forming machines have broad applications across industries:

IndustryTypical Applications
ConstructionRoofing sheets, wall cladding, roof drainage, flashing
InfrastructureLarge warehouses, industrial sheds, shelters
ArchitectureDecorative roofing accents, facades
AutomotiveTrailers, vehicle bodies, RV exterior
AgricultureBarns, stables, shelters, storage

Common uses and processed products include:

  • Metal roofing shingles, tiles, shakes
  • Standing seam roofing systems
  • Corrugated and ribbed roofing sheets
  • Wall and facade cladding profiles
  • Sheet metal roof drainage components
  • Flashing, drips, trim pieces
  • Agricultural building roofing and siding
  • Trailer and vehicle body panels

Design and Engineering Standards

Metal roofing tile roll forming lines are designed and built to relevant standards:

ComponentStandards
রোল গঠনEN 10149, ASTM A568, ASTM A1011
Sheet MetalEN 10143, EN 10346
Machine DesignISO 12100, ANSI B11
ElectricalIEC 60204, NFPA 79
AutomationIEC 61131, PLCopen
FastenersAS 3566, FM 4471
CoatingsASTM A755, ASTM A792
SafetyOSHA, CE directives
  • Materials used follow specifications such as yield strength, corrosion resistance and coatings
  • Quality management per ISO 9001 during manufacturing
  • Safety integrated into design, guards, controls per guidelines
  • Standards ensure long service life and safe operation

Roll Former Manufacturers and Suppliers

There are many equipment manufacturers offering metal roofing tile roll formers:

প্রতিষ্ঠানLocationProduct Models
MetformTurkeyIMP tile formers, Symphony corrugated lines
DIMECOChinaHeavy duty roofing roll formers
efficacyTaiwanRoofing panel and rainware machines
FormtekUSAMaxima roofing sheet roll former
China HenanChinaEP series ceiling tile machines
Kingslandমালয়েশিয়াWide sheet roof panel machines
  • Large international companies with global reach and exports
  • Regional and domestic manufacturers in metal working markets
  • Factory direct sales from manufacturers
  • Machines marketed through machinery dealers and distributors

Pricing depends on specifications, capacity, customization and other factors. As a rough estimate, costs range from $30,000 to $150,000 per roll forming line.

Installation, Operation and Maintenance

Proper installation, usage and care is key to utilizing a metal roof tile roll former effectively:

StageActivities
Installation– Floor mounting, anchoring<br>- Power, utilities setup<br>- Calibration, test runs
Operation– Material coil loading<br>- Parameter adjustment<br>- Roll set changeover
Maintenance– Inspections, lubrication <br>- Component servicing<br>- Wear/damage monitoring
  • Install machines on flat and level surface
  • Setup appropriate utilities – electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic
  • Trial runs to verify performance after installation
  • Control feed rates, profiles, speeds for process stability
  • Schedule preventive maintenance during production breaks
  • Replace consumables like seals, belts and lubricants

Proper installation, operation and maintenance ensures maximum production uptime and roofing quality.

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How to Choose the Right Metal Roof Tile Roll Former

Here are key factors to consider when selecting a metal roof tile roll forming system:

CriteriaDescription
CapacityMatch production volume needs
কয়েল প্রস্থSuitable for required sheet widths
Metal ThicknessAccepts desired material thickness
Profile RangeForms needed roofing profiles
SpeedAdequate output rate
AdjustabilityAllows changes in parameters
ControlsAutomated operation capability
Frame RigidityWithstands high forming forces
Service SupportInstallation help, maintenance access
BudgetOverall costs and value
  • Analyze business’ production requirements and growth
  • Shortlist models from reputable manufacturers that fulfill needs
  • Select robust and flexible machine that meets quality standards
  • Ensure adequate after-sales support from supplier
  • Compare pricing and total cost of ownership from alternatives

Choosing the right specification and capacity roll former results in better ROI and productivity.

Pros and Cons of Metal Roof Tile Roll Forming Machines

Some key advantages and limitations of metal roofing tile roll forming machines include:

ProsCons
Fast production of long sheetsLimited to roll-formed profiles
Ideal for metal roofing in high volumesLower flexibility compared to press brakes
Consistent quality across large batchesRestricted by maximum coil width capacity
Interchangeable roll sets for profile changesSignificant initial capital investment
Compact compared to spot welding linesRequires skilled adjustment and operation
Lower costs than alternate fabricationComplex maintenance with many components

Main Benefits

  • Continuous high speed forming from coils increases output
  • Uniform profile and quality along sheet length
  • Flexible production with quick roll set changeover
  • Compact footprint compared to cut-and-bend methods

Limitations

  • Only produces set profiles, limited custom shapes
  • Higher maintenance needs than simpler machines
  • Significant capital cost for heavy duty production

For most roofing manufacturers, the productivity benefits of roll forming lines outweigh the limitations.

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FAQ

QuestionAnswer
What profiles can be produced?Common profiles include standing seam, corrugated, shake tile. Custom profiles are also possible.
What metals can be formed?Carbon steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and stainless steel coils.
How to adjust the machine?Main parameters like profiles, speeds, feeds are set in the PLC controls. Mechanical alignment done with gauges.
What thickness range is possible?Standard machines accept 0.3 – 1.2 mm thickness material.
How long are the formed sheets?Length determined by cut-off knives from 0.5 – 5 meters.
What maintenance is required?Schedule lubrication, inspect/replace wear items, calibrate sensors and monitors.

This covers the basics of metal roof tile roll forming machine capabilities, features and operation. Contact manufacturers directly for machinery quotations and further details.

উপসংহার

Metal roof tile roll forming machines allow fast production of various roofing components like shingles, panels and drainage products. These versatile roll formers transform flat sheet metal coils into complete roofing tiles through a series of bending and shaping rollers.

Key factors in selecting suitable metal roofing roll formers include required capacity, coil width, metal thickness range, roofing profiles, and forming speeds. Leading manufacturers offer machines from compact light-duty to heavy-duty production scales.

Proper installation, controls configuration, operation and preventive maintenance is necessary to achieve high productivity and roofing quality. Roll formed metal roofing provides durability, design flexibility and economical fabrication.

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