Inline Operations

When your profile requires additional details, there are various automated steps you can add to manufacturing process of your part to increase production capacity

After roll forming various robot cells process the profiles that require a little bit more attention. These fully automated cells are placed in-line with the roll forming machines and are highly flexible in terms of technical possibilities. The possibility exists with these cells to punch, bend, flare and swage profiles. These cells are modular and can be extended if needed to suit the technical requirements of your products.  

    If you have a product which requires a very specialised process, our dedicated team are capable of designing and manufacturing product specific tooling and machinery for you – as well as having the ability to integrate new procedures into our production process. This will save you additional work in your total process, meaning that the integral cost price is lower.  

      • PUNCHING

        If your product requires perforation our machines have the capability to do this either up front in the flat material, in between the rolling operations, or after the profile has been cut to length. As a specialist in punching operations, we have an extensive range of up to 300T, and Hadley manufactured presses, present in our large machine park.

        Depending on your profile’s geometry – the positioning, size of the perforation and the thickness of the material will dictate the best machine for the job and the most appropriate stage of the roll forming process.

      • BENDING

        Next to roll forming, bending has become second nature for many profiles. Whether your project has swept profiles (continuous radius) or profiles with a lateral fold (in the transversal direction) the processes and technologies needed to achieve the end specification are fully integrated within our production process – therefore saving you time from an additional process. 

      • FOILING & TAPING

        With rollforming the tape can be applied to your product in-line, fully eliminating processes therefore helping you turn manual taping operations into a cost-efficient process – saving direct costs, enabling you to become more competitive.  

        Besides taping it is also possible to apply a protective foil (with your own branding) to the profile. This helps to prevent the surface from scratching and ensures, after installation, it will live up to quality standards and can easily be identified as your product.  

      • DEBURRING

        Our enhanced cutting process rarely generates a burr – therefore the deburring of profiles is seldom required. However, if your project requires that all profiles be deburred (for example, for safety reasons) it can be done with our fully automated process straight after rollforming.

        Both profile ends are deburred simultaneously without the need of an additional operator, making this process very cost-efficient and fast. Due to the eccentric movement of the brushes the inner and outer edges of straight, swept, symmetrical, non-symmetrical, big, or small profiles can be deburred. 

      • PACKING

        Various packaging options are already integrated into the production process allowing us to pack efficiently – and when needed, enable us to directly ship your product to your customer.  

        If you have special needs with regards to packaging, in-line packaging solutions can be developed including personalised labelling and branding dedicated to your product.  

      • WELDING

        To enable the production of a closed cross-section, Hadley boast several rollforming lines fully equipped with laser welding technology.  

        Cold rollforming and welding are two technologies that are often combined as they offer great advantages to your product – such as torsional stiffness and functionality. The results from fibre laser welders are so pure that after production the profiles can be glued or taped without needing to clean the product – tape can even be added to the finished item shortly after the welding process. Additionally, it will not leave a burr, meaning you can use the inner side of the profile as a functional area without the need of deburring operations. 

        Thanks to the nature of fibre laser technology minimal distortion (due to heat) is guaranteed – making this technology perfect if you are looking to create a high precision product with tight tolerances. 

      Want to learn what is possible with cold roll forming? You can ask questions or book a CPD with our specialists

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