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Updated: Dec 12, 2018


Sanson Machinery offers a comprehensive roll machinery selection to complete all of your metal fabrication processes. We offer every type of roll to achieve the desired circular bends for your metal fabrication application. Each roll from Sanson Machinery offers specific features and advantages. While certain types of rolls are more ideal for creating drums or other completely circular pieces of sheet metal, others are more ideal for creating a circular angle. Additionally, certain rolls are better for completing projects involving large pieces of sheet metal, while others may be better for long runs of smaller pieces of sheet metal.

The most common types of rolls include angel rolls and plate rolls. Plate rolls are used for bending large pieces of sheet metal while angle rolls are more typically used to bend pipes and other pieces of metal with smaller widths, regardless of length. Each type of plate roll is generally available in many different options to choose from.

First you will need to consider the type of mechanism for delivering power you desire such as a manually operated roll, an electric roll, or a hydraulic roll. After choosing the type of mechanism for delivering power you can choose how many rolls you want for your machine, typically either 4 rolls or 3 rolls. Additionally, you will need to choose the size, capacity, and versatility of the roll which will depend specifically on your chosen metal bending applications. The roll specialists with Sanson Machinery can help you analyze your roll needs and determine which specific type of roll and options are right for your facility.

Before purchasing any type of roll you will need to understand certain aspects of the roll and the limit of its capabilities. You need to know what dimension and weight capacity the roll is capable of handling. If your circular metal bending applications require a wide variety of sheet metal dimensions, angles, and weights, you may want to consider a more complex roll. Some rolls can change positions to become a vertical or horizontal roll while other remain stationary. If you are planning to bend very large pieces of sheet metal, a more versatile roll may be the best option for your application.