In the manufacturing industry, lowering costs through innovative processes is always highly sought after. In order to stay competitive, most manufacturing companies look for ways to lower labor costs, reduce material waste, find ways to lower needed maintenance, and add more automation to their processes.
Pierce Industries has succeeded in helping customers with each of these goals using our innovative solutions. One of these solutions includes our Cylindrical Roll Forming process that lowers the overall cost to manufacture roller cores.
What Is the Traditional Process?
Traditionally, roller cores have been manufactured using different methods. Some manufacturers still make cylindrical cores by using three separate metal components. They must then invest the time and effort into having the parts pre-machined, pressed together, and then finished. Each step in this process increases costs through additional machining, material, and/or labor hours.
How Has Pierce Industries Enhanced the Process?
Our roll forming process helps to lower cost in several ways. First, we use less material as we form a tube to near net shape. We heat the ends of the tube and use our computer controlled process to shape the ends to the exact specifications each customer needs. We are able to obtain varied shapes and thicknesses when using this process. We’re also able to reduce the amount of scrap produced by nearly 10%, because we save the step of assembling separate ends or machining down pre-machined ends that waste time and material.
What Industries Currently Need Roller Cores?
Our goal at Pierce Industries is to use our engineering knowledge in ways that will benefit each of our customers. We do this by using innovative designs, enhanced techniques, and cost effective material combinations that help to lower manufacturing expenses. Some of the industries that benefit from our precision manufacturing include:
- Oil & Gas
- Power Generation
- Renewable Energy
Contact us today to find out how we can benefit your organization as well as your bottom line. Whether you are requesting a quote or would prefer to schedule an engineering consultation, we’d love to show you how our custom roll forming can help you retain a competitive edge.