Updated: Jun 14
Are you a workshop owner? If you are, you’d agree that achieving perfectly flat and undulated metal plates is of utmost importance. It’s the exact reason for the emergence of metal plate straightening machines. From mining to ship and rocket building, plate straightening machines serve their purpose globally. These machines are used to rectify any distortions or deformations during manufacturing.
Operators worldwide put a distorted, deformed, or coiled-up metal plate into a straightener and get good results. Plate straightening is only one of the processes of metal forming or manufacturing. And just like any other process or metal forming, every workshop can perform at its best if all procedures are done correctly.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of a plate straightening machine and then share the benefits of it. This way, it will help you to make the most out of your plate straightening machine.
Plate Straightening Machine: Why Do You Need One?
There are two sides you need to consider when answering this question. There are some economical and characteristic reasons why you need a plate straightening machine.
Let’s start with economic reasons:
Economic Reason 1: Growing Demand for Paced-Up Manufacturing
The world population crossed 8 billion on 15th November 2022. 40 million more people have come to life since that day. (Get what we are saying?) With the increase in population, the demand is set to increase no matter what.
Here are some sectors with heavy demand for plate straightening machines:
Space travel: Rocketbuilding, launchpads, and other equipment.
Sailing: Luxury boats, yachts, and ships.
Renewable Energy Sector: Windmills, wind turbines and energy storage systems.
Electrical Vehicles: Chassis and other parts.
Defense and Military Equipment: Tanks, missiles, and missile systems.
These sectors are growing rapidly, and the gain in demand in the future is undeniable. No wonder many companies from these sectors prefer Himalaya plate straightening machines for their workshops.
Economic Reason 2: Highly Productive and Versatile
Would you save time or money? It’s not a hard task to answer this question. But not having a plate straightening machine and using a third-party workshop’s plate straightening machine is.
Having a plate straightening machine in your workshop reduces your dependability. This way, your in-house machine operator can straighten metal plates as and when required.
These machines are highly productive and straighten as thick as 2mm to 40mm and 4000mm wide metal plates. Every machine straightens metal plates of different thicknesses within this range. Now you know why they are called ever-versatile machines.
Economic Reason 3: Get One, Save Thousands
Let’s look at it this way.
You have a workshop and a plate straightening machine. There are two possibilities:
Scenario 1: You already have clients that require plate straightening done for them, so you outsource the work, send the metal plates there, pay the machine owner and driver and then bring the plates back.
Scenario 2: In the workshop, you don’t require this machine as there’s no work for it. But you know there is high demand for plate straightening in the market.
Why lose money that you can save?
If you have a metal plate bending machine that costs more than these machines, investing in one of these will only be beneficial for your workshop. Metal plate straightening machines are even easier to operate. You don’t have to worry about the machine operator not understanding the work.
That’s all for economic reasons. Moving ahead, these technical reasons will help you understand how a plate straightening machine can help you grow your workshop.
Technical Reason 1: High-Quality Assurance
When it comes to quality, plate straightening machines are highly precise and productive at the same time. The uniform straightening is achieved with the help of clamps that keep the machine in place and rollers that have uniform texture on the circumference. It’s exactly why these machines are an integral part of metal plate fabrication.
You want your machine to do exactly as stated above. Why waste your time when you can have a machine that provides uniform straightening at a faster speed? These machines eliminate waviness, camber, and other shape irregularities, ensuring that the final product meets the requirements.
Himalaya plate straightening machines are made with attention to detail. There are heat treatment facilities and machine testing laboratories that collaborate with the Quality Assurance system to manufacture machines that deliver quality at a constant speed.
Technical Reason 2: Residual Stress Relief
When the plate is straightened, it alleviates residual stresses that accumulate later during the rolling process. It enhances the mechanical properties of the metal plates.
The key point is the straightening of the metal plate makes it less prone to deformation. The metal plate is now better suited for subsequent fabrication processes.
What is your end goal with your product? It’s obviously a metal structure with structural integrity. The straightened metal plates are also easy to polish, reliable, and durable.
Characteristic Reason 3: Improves Efficiency of Overall Process
After straightening your metal plate, the plate rolling process becomes faster. Since there is no need for shape correction, your processes are streamlined.
With less manual labor required, the possibility of human errors is lowered. On top of it, your process becomes quicker, and you don’t have to do manual straightening or shape correction after the plate rolling process.
Metal plate fabrication will go on as long as we use metals. Metal plate straightening machines are ideal solutions for a uniform, flat surface. Flatter the metal plates, the easier the plate rolling process.
Be it productivity, efficiency, or versatility, these machines have everything you need. Let us know if you have any questions regarding plate straightener machines. We, Himalaya Machinery, would love to cater to your metal fabrication machinery needs.