Shutter Door Roll Forming Machine

Overview

A shutter door roll forming machine is used to manufacture shutter doors and shutters for windows, doors, and other openings. It forms metal coil into various shutter door profiles through a series of progressive roll forming stations.

Key details about shutter door roll forming machines:

  • Equipment type: Roll forming machine
  • Materials processed: Metal coils, typically galvanized steel or aluminum
  • Finished products: Shutter doors, louvre shutters, rolling shutters
  • Forming method: Roll forming
  • Automation: Fully automatic PLC controlled machine
  • Capacities: Up to 18 meters per minute forming speed
  • Popular sizes: 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm thickness coils, up to 1250 mm width

Shutter Door Roll Forming Machine Types

Machine TypeDescription
C Shutter Profile MachineProduces C-shaped profiles with return lips for strength
U Shutter Profile MachineForms U-shaped channels as the shutter frame
Double Layer Roll FormerCreates shutters with insulation layer sandwiched between two skins
Perforated Shutter MachinePunches decorative and functional holes into the shutter sheets
Curtain Roll FormerRolls aesthetic curtain-type profiles for cafe shutters
Rolling Shutter MachineForms interlocking slats for overhead rolling doors
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Shutter Profiles Produced

Profile ShapeFeaturesApplications
C Shutter ProfileC shaped with return lips 
Simple and strong 
Efficient use of metal
Interior, exterior shutters 
Fire rated, hurricane shutters 
Insulated, soundproof shutters
U Shutter ProfileU channel shape 
Lightweight but rigid 
Sleek modern look
Interior decorative shutters 
Cafe style foldable shutters
Double Layer ProfileInsulating air gap 
Energy efficient 
Noise reduction
Exterior shutters 
Climate control shutters 
Soundproofing shutters
Perforated ProfileDecorative holes 
Allows light/air flow 
Unique visual effects
Interior designer shutters 
Outdoor privacy screens 
Decorative dividers
Curtain ProfileInterlocking curtain look 
Accordion fold style 
Flexible openings
Cafe shutters 
Room dividers 
Adjustable partitions
Rolling Shutter ProfileInterlocking articulated slats 
Lift up and roll up 
Security and storm protection
Shopfront shutters 
Garage doors 
Retractable gates

Shutter Door Roll Former Specifications

ParameterTypical Range
Forming Speed10 – 18 m/min
Forming Stations20 – 30
Forming Rolls40 – 60
Thickness Capacity0.5 – 1.2 mm
Width CapacityUp to 1250 mm
Coil Weight CapacityUp to 3000 kg
Motor Power5.5 – 11 kw
Machine Weight8000 – 15000 kg
Machine Size10 – 15 m long x 2 – 3 m wide x 2 – 2.5 m high

Design and Construction

  • Heavy welded steel frame and base for stability
  • Precision machined forming rolls mounted on shafts
  • Roll shafts supported on sturdy bearings
  • Adjustable roll gap spacing with micrometer calibration
  • Roll shafts driven by geared motors and drive chains
  • Automatic lubrication system for smooth running
  • Touchscreen HMI control panel for easy operation
  • Safety covers with interlocks for operator protection

Relevant Standards

  • ISO 9001 – Quality management systems
  • CE Marking – European safety standards
  • ANSI B11 – Machine safety standards
  • GB/T 13825 – Chinese national standard for roll forming machines

Major Manufacturers and Suppliers

CompanyLocation
Bradbury GroupUK
DimecoUSA
MetformTurkey
ETM RollformingIndia
Howick LtdNew Zealand
Botou XianfaChina

Price Range

CapacityPrice Range
Small up to 800 mm width$40,000 – $60,000
Medium up to 1000 mm width$60,000 – $80,000
Large up to 1250 mm width$80,000 – $120,000
Heavy duty high speedAbove $120,000

Higher speeds, capacities, customization, and additional features increase costs.

Installation and Commissioning

  • Install machine on flat, level concrete flooring
  • Anchor machine securely to ground
  • Supply strong power connection and earth wiring
  • Install coil payoff reel and other uncoiling equipment
  • Thread coil through roll former infeed guides
  • Set roll gaps, test run profiles, adjust as needed
  • Program control panel for required recipes
  • Connect to exhaust fans, dust collection as needed
  • Confirm electrical, pneumatic, lubrication systems functional
  • Trial production runs and quality checks
  • Formal handover and training by supplier

Operation and Maintenance

ActivityFrequency
Coil loadingPer shift
Visual inspectionPer shift
Roll gap checkingWeekly
Roll and guide cleaningWeekly
Lubrication top upMonthly
Forming roll change6 – 12 months
Bearing inspectionAnnually
Electrical testingAnnually
Machine calibrationAnnually

Proper operation and preventive maintenance enhances shutdowns. Keep suitable spare parts inventory.

Choosing a Shutter Door Roll Former Supplier

  • Research options and shortlist suppliers
  • Verify technical capabilities and experience
  • Look for ISO certified manufacturers
  • Consider customizable vs standard models
  • Evaluate after sales service and local support
  • Understand shipping costs and lead times
  • Review production samples and visit reference plants
  • Compare pricing of machines with similar specs
  • Ensure confidence via calls with existing customers
  • Optimize cost but don’t compromise on quality

Pros and Cons of Shutter Door Roll Forming Machines

Advantages

  • Highly productive and efficient forming
  • Consistent and quality profiles produced
  • Reduces metal waste compared to other methods
  • Low operational labor requirements
  • Minimal supervision needed for automated lines
  • Quick and easy profile and size changes
  • Compact footprint compared to press brakes
  • Lower cost than laser or waterjet cutting
  • Safer enclosed forming method versus open fabrication

Limitations

  • High initial capital investment
  • Skilled personnel needed for setup and programming
  • Rolls require periodic change depending on material
  • Limited profile shapes compared to custom fabrication
  • Not economical for low volume production
  • Coil handling equipment also needed to unroll coils

Applications of Shutter Door Profiles

Roll formed shutter door profiles are used in a wide range of commercial and residential applications:

  • Interior partition sliding doors
  • Room dividers and adjustable partitions
  • Window privacy screens and blinds
  • Porch enclosures and balcony partitions
  • Garage doors, shopfront shutters, and rolling doors
  • Hurricane protection shutters
  • Security shutters for doors and windows
  • Cafe style foldable shutters
  • Decorative wall paneling
  • Solar shading exterior shutters
  • Noise blocking and soundproofing shutters
  • Insulated climate control shutters

Common places where shutter door profiles find usage:

  • Houses, apartments, flats
  • Offices, retail stores, malls
  • Restaurants, cafes, hotels
  • Warehouses, factories, workshops
  • Commercial and public buildings
  • Educational institutions like schools, colleges
  • Healthcare facilities like hospitals, clinics
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FAQ

What materials can be roll formed into shutters?

Most commonly galvanized steel and aluminum coils are used. Other metals like copper, brass can also be formed on smaller scales.

What thickness of metal sheet is recommended?

0.5 to 1 mm thickness is typical for shutters. Up to 1.2 mm sheets can be formed on heavy duty machines.

What is the production rate?

10 – 18 meters per minute. Varies based on metal thickness and product complexity.

How are different shutter profiles programmed?

Recipes are saved in the PLC for each profile shape. Operators select the desired recipe on the touchscreen.

What maintenance is required?

Roll cleaning, lubrication, visual checks daily. Roll changes, alignment, gearbox inspection every few months.

How long do the forming rolls last?

Approximately 12-18 months depending on hours run. Harder materials like stainless steel wear rolls faster.

What safety mechanisms are in place?

Guards with electromechanical interlocks, emergency stop buttons, two-hand operation, overload protection.

How is roll forming better for shutters than other methods?

Higher productivity, better consistency, lower cost, and less wastage versus fabrication methods.

What coil feeding accessories are needed?

Typically decoilers, straighteners, feed tables, levelers, joiners to run long production runs.

Can custom profiles be made?

Yes, new rolls can be engineered for custom profiles. Lead time and costs increase vs standard sections.

What parameters affect the pricing?

Speed, width, thickness range, automation features, and material impact costs. Premium for European or USA built machines.

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