Flexibles Profiliergerüst

Stand for the Flexible Roll Forming

The process and tool system for the flexible roll forming has been developed at the PtU. The forming process represents a further development of the conventional roll forming, which allows manufacturing sheet metal parts with non-linear progression of the bending edge line and variable cross section in lengthwise direction. The tool system is open loop controlled and a variation of the control parameters enables the production of a wide bandwidth of different part geometries.

Realizable features on non-linear profiles:

  • width of profile: 150 mm – 400 mm
  • height of profile: up to 60 mm
  • sheet thickness: up to 60 mm
  • bending angle: 0° to 90° in 9 increments
  • angle of the progression of the bending edge line: up to 30°
  • symmetrical profiles and process guidance
Figure 1: Stand for flexible roll forming
Figure 1: Stand for flexible roll forming
Figure 2: Example components
Figure 2: Example components