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Plate Rolling Machine Operation: 9 Notes, 6 Safety Tips

steel plate rolling machine

Steel sheet/plate metal rolling is an industrial metal forming process, which makes use of bending rolls. Although sheet metal rolling is an easy-to-perform process, it still demands complex machine utilization.
These factors demand the plate roller operator take safety precautions with a steel plate rolling machine.

9 Notes Of Steel Plate Rolling Machine Operation

  • According to the requirements in the machine lubrication diagram of steel plate bending machines, add oil to the lubrication and manual lubrication points of the oil cups as required.
  • Roll-bending the plate according to the parameters specified by the plate bending machine, the yield limit of the plate material is less than 250Mpa.
  • After the power is turned on the plate roller, carry out the forward and reverse movement of the lower roller and the lifting movement of the upper roller, and check whether each movement is abnormally stuck.
  • Operate strictly in accordance with the roll-bending procedure and operating method. When the upper roller is lifted to the limit position, pay great attention to the safe operation of the roll-bending working.
  • Must after when the main drive is stopped of plate roller, the upper roller can be lifted and lowered, the tilting reset of the overturned bearing, and the upper roller can be lifted.
  • During operation, if irregular noise or impact is found, stop the 3 roller bending machine for inspection immediately.
  • When lifting the steel plate or drum with a crane, be careful not to collide with the plate roller.
  • After the coil is finished, the site should be cleared after the work is completed, the equipment should be maintained and the power supply should be turned off in time.
3-roll plate rolling machine
3-roll plate rolling machine

Six Safety Tips Sheet Metal Rolling Machine

The following are the safety precautions with metal rolling equipment that must be taken by the operator.

  • Tips 1# – Installing Emergency Controls: For preventing any accidents, the hold-to-run and emergency termination controls must be installed in the sheet rolling machine.
  • Tips 2# – Skilled and experienced operator: As with any other metal sheet forming process, the sheet metal rolling must be performed by experienced and certified personnel. As he knows the right way of handling the plate bending machine and is well aware of its hazards.
  • Tips 3# – Conduct Regular Maintenance and Repair: There are many moving mechanical components in a steel plate rolling machine, which is prone to wear and tear after a certain period of time. Maintenance and repair can be performed for enhancing performance, however, it can also help prevent accidents. Therefore, here the repair and maintenance are a precaution.
  • Tips 4# – Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The operator must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as workshop aprons, gloves, protective headgear, heat and spark resistance glasses, etc. The use of PPE is highly important to reduce the chances of an accident. Appropriate dressing is essential as loose clothing may get trapped in the rollers, or may be exposed to high temperature. To prevent operator accidents, PPE and clothing must be taken care of. Also, the operator must avoid wearing any loose or fancy jewelry when working with such equipment and sheet metal. This is because the loose jewelry may get entrapped in the equipment or may even melt due to increased temperatures, thereby causing accidents.
  • Tips 5# – Safe Working Distance: The operator must work on the sheet metal/plate rolling machine from a safe distance, especially while inserting a metal sheet between the rollers. Since the plate rolling machine consists of many moving mechanical components, the operator must not come in contact with any moving components.
  • Tips 6# – Environmental Safety: The environment in the vicinity of the sheet metal rolling equipment must be well maintained. There shall not be any temperature-reactive object or chemically reactive material in the vicinity, to prevent accidents.

However, the safety precautions with sheet metal rolling equipment are detailed, it is important to follow precautions while dealing with sheet metal as well.

Works Cited: Safety Precaution and Tips to follow when working with Sheet Metal Rolling Equipment, PLATE ROLLING PROCEDURE

Two key safety for plate roll bending of plate roller

requirement 1#: Operator

Operators have a minimum of one to two years of experience. They also need to know the maintenance requirements and operation of the equipment.
The roll bending process requires one or two persons depending on the weight of the part. One experienced operator or a helper. The plate rolling machine can be run by one or two people. If by two, both persons communicate with each other to perform the task.

requirement 2#: 5 key safety requirements of Steel Plate Rolling Machine

  • Plate Rolling Procedure: Before use, the operator must inspect the equipment and check for proper operation. The steel plate rolling machine needs to check for service (greasing, hydraulic fluid, and leaks).
    • Drawing review: The operator must review the drawing to understand the task at hand. The operator knows 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.
  • Determine Capacity: Estimating capacity requirements is determined by the operator and management. Management will use the section modules to determine capacity. There are manufacturing charts available. This is important for the safe production of the part.
  • Performing Ends: 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.
  • Wrapping: After pre-bending continue to roll the plate into a cylinder and take multiple passes. Once rolled to the butt fit the seam and tack. The operator can reroll after tacking.
  • Rerolling: After welding the operator may have to reroll the cylinder. The roller 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.

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