PLATE ROLLING PROCEDURE
Our operators have a minimum of one to two years’ experience. They also need to know maintenance requirements and operation of the equipment.
The forming process requires one or two persons depending on the weight of part. One experienced operator or a helper. This is machine can be ran by one or two persons. If by two, both persons communicate with each other to perform the task.
Before use, the operator must inspect the equipment and check for prober operation. The machine needs to check for service (greasing, hydraulic fluid, and leaks).
The operator must review the drawing to understand the task at hand. The operator know the following:
- Material type and wall thickness
- Blank Size of plate (width and length)
- Radius or diameter
- Special instructions
The following be known to perform the task at hand.
Estimating capacity requirement is determined by operator and management. Management will use the section modules to determine capacity. There are manufacturing charts available. This is important for a safe production of the part.
The plate is put into the roll and each end is pre-formed to the specified radius. Each end must be pre-formed correctly and checked with a template.
After pre-forming continue to roll the plate into a cylinder take multiple passes. Once rolled to butt fit the seam and tack. The operator can reroll after tacking.
After welding the operator may have to reroll the cylinder. The roll is opened and the cylinder is placed into the roll. The roll turns and the operator measured roundness in several places and applies pressure where ever needed.
Take notes of your set up procedure for future use. This will help later on and add to the bottom line
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