Plate rolls in metalwork are machines used to roll and bend metal plates. Proper operation of plate rolls involves wearing proper attire, regular inspection and cleaning of the machine, and careful observance of the specific plate roll operating manual.
Although plate rolls are very efficient, proper machine operation should be observed to avoid accidents. Here are ways to properly operate plate rolls:
Wear proper attire
Since rolling machines eat up metal plates for rolling, never wear loose clothing that may get stuck in the machine while rolling. These plate rolls can easily tear your clothes. Worse, your body parts may get stuck in it causing injuries and damage, not only to you but also on the machine. Always observe proper attire recommended by your company when operating plate rolls to avoid major damages.
Inspect and clean the plate roll.
Before every use, make sure you inspect and clean your rolling plate to ensure the desired shape is attained. It can help you avoid steel deformities and machine failure. To start off, turn the machine on and open the pinch rolls using the button or switch at the lower pinch roll. You can also open it by by simply pulling the pinch rolls down. Then, you can turn it off and check on the two pinch rolls that may need some cleaning. Use a clean rag to get rid of dirt build-up or corrosion. DO not forget to check on the rear side, too, for dirt and corrosion.
Carefully observe specific plate roll operating manual
Although most plate rolls operate similarly, it is important to read and understand the specific machine