There are a few different reasons why you might consider a CNC plate roll. Typically a skills shortage would be a place where you’d consider this but there are other factors such as consistent accuracy, reliability for high and low volume and simple development of irregular shapes. Plate rolling isn’t the only operation on the automated line as it’s just part of upstream and downstream processed like welding. Automated lines can also incorporate manual operations such as manual feed and manual part removal.
- With CNC, lines can be fully automated or can can incorporate some manual operations.
- While CNC won’t completely replace an operator, this person doesn’t need to be a rolling expert.
- It is hard to find young workers who can handle old technology, which is why upgrading to CNC makes sense.
“You may not have considered bringing plate rolling in-house because of the skill level needed to produce parts consistently, accurately, and quickly.”