Plate Rolling

Thanks to investments in new and innovative equipment, Kloeckner can offer customers expanded plate rolling capabilities throughout our service centers.
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Plate Rolling Process

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Kloeckner offers hefty plate rolling capabilities throughout our robust network of North American branches. Between the endless list of standard products we stock and the possibility for products to be customized to exact specification, our customers typically go to us for their entire supply chain needs. Our goal is one supply chain, one invoice. To make the relationship even more worthwhile, we add in Industry 2.0 inventory management, sophisticated warehousing services, and expert consultation throughout.

Products That Undergo Plate Rolling

Special Plate Rolling Equipment

Branches Featuring Plate Rolling

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Industries Served by Plate Rolling

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between plate rolling and roll forming?


    Plate rolling and roll forming are both metal forming processes used to produce metal parts, but there are some key differences between them:

    Plate Rolling:

    • Involves bending a single, thick metal plate into a curved shape.
    • Plate rolling is typically used to make cylindrical shapes, such as tubes or pipes.
    • The metal is shaped by passing it through a set of rolls, each of which applies pressure to the metal to form it into the desired shape.
    • The thickness of the metal plate must be uniform to ensure that it is bent evenly.

    Roll Forming:

    • Involves bending a strip of metal into a desired shape by passing it through a series of rolls, each of which applies pressure to the metal to form it into the desired shape.
    • Roll forming is used to produce long, narrow parts such as channels, beams, and angles.
    • The metal strip can have varying thickness, so it is possible to produce parts with varying cross-sectional shapes.
    • Roll forming is usually performed on a continuous production line, making it a fast and efficient process.

    In conclusion, Plate rolling is used to form cylindrical shapes from thick, uniform plates while Roll forming is used to form long, narrow parts from thin strips with varying thickness.

  • What industries does plate rolling impact?


    Plate rolling is used in a variety of industries, including:

    1. Construction and Building: Plate rolling is used to produce large metal components for use in building construction, such as beams and columns, and for use in cladding systems and curtain walls.
    2. Energy and Power Generation: Plate rolling is used to produce large, cylindrical components for use in power generation equipment, such as pressure vessels and heat exchangers.
    3. Heavy Equipment and Machinery: Plate rolling is used to produce large metal components for use in heavy equipment, such as bulldozers and excavators, and in large machinery, such as wind turbines and turbines.
    4. Transportation: Plate rolling is used to produce large metal components for use in the transportation industry, such as fuel tanks and trailers.
    5. Oil and Gas: Plate rolling is used to produce large metal components for use in the oil and gas industry, such as pipelines and storage tanks.
    6. Aerospace and Defense: Plate rolling is used to produce large metal components for use in aerospace and defense applications, such as aircraft fuselages and military vehicles.

    These are just a few examples of the many industries that use plate rolling. The versatility of plate rolling makes it possible to produce large, complex metal components for a wide range of applications.

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From blanking and cutting to precision leveling and structural cambering, Kloeckner can meet all of your servicing needs. Totaling over 200,000 products across 40+ branches, Kloeckner offers the broadest array of services in demand by the metals industry. See below a small sample of our services.
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