Specific machines are needed to produce certain parts of automobile equipment. The Baileigh roll bender is one example. It bends tubes of all sizes. For most tube and pipe bending applications, roll benders are the best choice. A roll bender is the best choice if you need to create arcs or rings.
It can be difficult to choose the right machine, particularly since roll benders are divided into three types based on how many rolls they have: 2-roll, 3-roll, and 4-roll. Each category has its own characteristics, advantages, and uses. You need to be able to use these roll benders properly.
Two rollers are used to bend 2-rolls of metal. Two rollers are used to pass sheet metal. The metal is then bent by the force of the rolling. This type of bender is capable of creating basic curved shapes such as cylinders, semi-circles, and circular shapes. The 2-roll bender cannot support cones or any other geometric shapes.
This type of roll bending machine works best for thin, small materials. With 2-roll benders, you can bend materials less than 24inches wide and less than 3/16inches thick.
The 3-roll bending machine can create both arcs or circular shapes, just like the 2-roll bending machines. This type of bending machine has a slight advantage in that you can control the output shape.
Most 3-roll bending machines can perform single-pinch bending, however, there are double-pinch models. Single-pinch models require both ends to be pre-bended. This involves inserting sheet metal twice into the machine. Double-pinch models make pre-bending faster, more precise, and easier because the metal doesn’t need to be inserted twice.
The bending process can be made even simpler with 4-roll benders. Because the material is held between two pinch rolls, these machines can be controlled and are more suited for Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Operators can make production runs more efficient by having CNC controls that monitor accuracy and volume.
These 4-roll benders can handle large materials. You can use it to bend plates up to a half-inch thick. It can also be automated so that basic applications can be run in less time.
Which one is the best?
The perfect machine is essential to achieve the perfect bend. Each machine has its own unique uses. You must think about what you will be using the machines for when choosing which one to use. Are you looking for a machine that can bend smaller materials? You will love the 2-roll bender. Do you need to produce large quantities of cylindrical material for your job? You can do all that with the 3-roll bender or 4-roll bender.
The best roll bending machine for your shop is the one that suits your needs. DDM Machinery has the right roll bending machine for you. They offer a variety of machines from roll benders, to car lifts, and paint booth equipment. For more information about the equipment they have, don’t hesitate to get in touch. They are always available to answer any questions.