Product Focus: Metal-Fabricating Equipment
Gutter Machines • GutterSupply.com
GutterSupply.com distributes the largest variety of gutter machines from top-of-the-line, free-floating drive-train machines to the reliable and durable steel-rolled machines. Products include 5-, 6- and 7-inch K-style machines; 5- and 6-inch combination K-style machines; 6-inch half-round machines; and 5.5-inch fascia-style machines. Customers can customize machines to fit their needs or buy complete packages and save. Machine-mounted cradles, special gutter profiles, run-out stands and transfer coil bars are just some of the options available. The company also sells roof-panel machines. For more information, visit www.guttersupply.com.
Roof-Panel Machines • New Tech Machinery
New Tech Machinery manufactures portable standing seam roof-panel machines and K-style gutter machines. The company offers award-winning roof-panel machines including the SSQ, the SSH and the SSR. All machines are covered by the best warranty and customer support in the industry. The roof-panel machines offer multiple profiles, various options and innovative accessories to customize machines. Visit New Tech Machinery at METALCON in Booth 709 for live machine demonstrations and a tailgating event. For more information, visit www.newtechmachinery.com.
Metal-Fabricating Products • RAS Systems
RAS Systems provides innovative metal-fabricating equipment to companies that manufacture roofing profiles. Products include the TURBObend, the TURBObend Plus, the XL-Center whichs bends up and down automatically, and the SMARTcut Squaring Shear. The company also offers Bendex 3-D Software to complement users’ equipment and businesses. The software allows users to draw the profile, cost and quote it, download the program to the machine, track the manufacturing process and invoice. For more information, visit www.ras-systems.com.
Cutting Machine • Metform
How efficient is your blank-cutting process? If buying blank metal sheets is taking away from profits, it may be time for a MetKut. Metform offers a versatile, compact and efficient cut-to-length machine to produce sheets to feed your folders and press brakes. Specifications include: 16 to 22 gauge; up to 60-inch-wide coils; 120 fpm; seven-roll flattener; flying shear with servo-motor; air-float stacker for non-scratch with side pack discharge; high accuracy; and no pit required. For those who produce metal building trim and flashing, the MetKut will serve all internal blanking needs to improve efficiency and turn better profits. For more information, visit www.metformintl.com.
Long Folding System • Roper Whitney
Roper Whitney now manufactures an American-made long folding line: the AutoMax Series. With two classes of machines, it offers more free space, lengths up to 40 feet and up to 9 gauge capacity. The line is ideal for those who create complex profiles and need the flexibility and throughput of a long folding system. The ECS 904 control can auto-sequence the part, show the part in 3-D, and download and read DXF files. Other features include energy-saving hydraulics, back gauges up to 60 inches, and safety features including laser finger detection and an optional auto radius function. For more information, visit www.roperwhitney.com.
Gang Slitter • Spar-Marathon
The Super Slitter is a heavy-duty pull-through type slitter that’s designed for use by roofers and sheet-metal contractors. The product features a rugged frame for years of solid, accurate slitting; a gear and chain drive with safety guard; precision-ground, high-carbon, high-chrome tool steel knives as standard equipment; a heavy-gauge steel table for supporting sheets; precision-ground shafts mounted between flanged bearings; and a sheet guide on both sides for safe and accurate slitting. The slitter is easily adjustable for light or heavy gauge, has a sheet capacity of 48 inches wide, and cuts 16 to 30 gauge. For more information, visit www.sparmarathon.ca.
Sheet-Metal Slitter • Van Mark Products
The Trim-A-Slitter™ Perforator Combo is designed to offer both cutting/slitting and perforating for the most common steel roofing materials. Users can cut material to width and perforate to create vents and soffits. This unique coil and sheet-metal slitter comes with a high-torque electric motor, two sets of hardened steel knives, perforating dies and a UniStand EZ-Go™ for easy jobsite transportation. For more information, visit www.van-mark.com.
Hydraulic Bending Equipment • Formtek
Roto-Die’s unique hydraulic benders are an industry standard in sheet-metal shops throughout the United States. Each sheet-metal brake is a versatile, economical, productive tool. By shifting the selection lever, a single operator can perform all basic sheet-metal forming operations; no dies to change. Roto-Die hydraulic sheet-metal bending equipment is typically used for perimeter-edge materials such as fascia and coping, as well as flashing. For more information, visit www.roto-die.com.
Portable Rollforming System • MetalForming
The engineers at Schlebach initially designed a top-quality, single-profile rollformer, but the folks at MetalForming Inc. knew that to meet the requirements of American metal-roofing contractors, they needed a machine that could produce different roof-panel profiles quickly and efficiently, in a factory or out on a jobsite. The result was Quadro Plus, the only machine of its kind with instant changeover from one profile to another by simply rotating tooling cassettes. For more information, visit www.metalforming-usa.com.