What is Roll Forming?

Roll forming is a process that utilizes sets of rolls in “stages” to achieve desired profiles in continuous strips of sheet metal. Roll forming can offer companies the following benefits:

  • No expensive shipping & crating of long panels – you can create the custom length panels at the job site
  • Save time and money from damaged/delayed shipments of materials
  • Labor reduction and waste reduction
  • Any length panels run from coil. Less transverse seams, less chance for leakage
  • Virtually any profile can be consistently formed – much faster than brake forming

When you are ready to take the next step toward growing your metal roofing business by adding a rollformer machine, look no further than RollFormer Corp.

Rollformer Corp

Rollformer Corp is the first company to produce and market portable roll forming equipment for the standing seam roofing industry.  For 40 years, the company has been designing and constructing machines that form sheet metal into virtually any profile needed.  Some examples

  • Panel profiling machines (mechanical and snap lock profiles in one)
  • Drip edge machines
  • Soffit machines
  • Quick hemming machines
  • Mechanical seam closing machines
  • Custom forming machines to meet whatever profile you need

And best of all, all machines are USA made in their facility in Chalfont, PA.  Below is a look at some of their standard machinery for mechanically locked seams

SSX Power Seamer

The SSX Seamer is designed to double lock a 1″ & a 1.5″ mechanical lock standing seam panel in 26-24ga steel, 12-20oz copper, and .032 aluminum.  This is your bread and butter residential power seamer for double locking panels in 1 pass.

Features:

  • Front mounted auto/safety nose switch for effective and safe operation.  This means the seamer senses the end of the panels run and powers down to prevent from falling off the roof
  • Four stage forming rolls will complete a double lock in one pass
  • Simply adjusts from 1″ to 1.5″ height
  • Equipped with nose switch to cut off unit as it comes to the edge of roof.  Avoids costly mistakes/accidents
  • SSX Seamer Case can be purchased additionally to protect your investment

SSX Heavy Duty Seamer

The SSX heavy duty model is designed for use with 22ga steel and .040 aluminum – 1″ or 1.5″ high standing seam.  The increased motor size is necessary to deliver the power needed to form heavier material.

Features:

  • Front mounted auto/safety nose switch for effective and safe operation.  This means the seamer senses the end of the panels run and powers down to prevent from falling off the roof
  • Four stage forming rolls will complete double lock in one pass
  • Adjustable from 1″ – 1.5″
  • Equipped with nose switch to cut off unit as it comes to the edge of roof.  Avoids costly mistakes/accidents
  • Optional slitting knives available.  Allows easy removal of damaged/old standing seam panels

BSA Batten Seamer

Features:

  • Designed to “double lock” the 1.5″ x 1.5″ “true board & batten” seams
  • Works with 12-20oz copper (1/2 hard)
  • Equipped with nose switch to cut off unit as it comes to the edge of roof.  Avoids costly mistakes/accidents
  • Runs at 14fpm without damaging the material

Please call for additional info on the BSA Batten Seamer (215-627-3855)

Rollformer seam closing products have been trusted by the standing seam industry for decades.  Seam closing is a vital part of any mechanically locked system and to achieve the best results, knowing the panel specifics will make all the difference.  Panel manufacturer, panel type, and seam size are all important when purchasing a power seamer and will be required for a proper setup.  Give us a call at 215-627-3855 to discuss if a rollformer machine is ideal for your roofing needs.

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