On our metal plate rolling equipment of 11 plate rolls and sheet rolls located in Chicago, IL, and Kansas City, MO, we accurately roll steel and aluminum plate into full cylinders, cylinder segments, full cones and cone segments. Chicago Metal can make both concentric and eccentric cones. These forms are often used in metal duct work from light gauge pipe used in ventilation systems to heavy plate used in metal duct work for steel mills and other large manufacturing applications. We also provide our steel and aluminum plate rolling services to form helical shapes for circular stair stringers. We can roll a few pieces in a day or a truckload in a week or sooner. We can roll and ship steel plate 30 feet long and can lift 40 tons. We can roll sheet that is stainless, galvanized, painted, polished, aluminum or mild steel and provide plate rolling of many grades of metal. Rolled into a tube shape, the resulting types of pipe are used as downspouts, conveyor pipe and metal duct work. We have some of the heaviest plate rolling capacity in the Midwest. This capacity complements our heavy structural steel bending capacity.
|Lock-Seam Pipe 16-24 gauge||3 to 14 inch||10 ft.|
|Welded Pipe 12-18 gauge||3 to 48 inch||12 ft.|
|Cylinder Segments 12-28 gauge||3 to any dia.||12 ft.|
Note: the narrower the width of the plate entering the machine, the thicker the plate that can be rolled. For example, we can roll 12-foot wide steel plate 2 inches thick or we can roll a 3-foot wide steel plate 12 inches thick. We can also roll thick material to a very tight diameter, for example, 2-inch thick material, 10 inches wide to a 19 inch diameter.
The type and grade of the material will also determine both the largest dimensions that can be rolled and the minimum radii that can be rolled. With harder material, the maximum dimensions will become smaller and the minimum radii will become larger.
We can roll metal sheet into cylinders, weld or lock-seam them, and slide on angle rings with a Van Stone flange on the pipe. This construction makes the installation in the field easy.
We can also roll perforated metal sheets or sheets with special cut outs. We can attach or leave loose structural steel stiffeners made of angle, channel, beam, bar, tees, and tubing. We also brace steel sections to hold their radius while being shipped (sometimes called “spidering”) or create custom carriers to otherwise facilitate shipment. Our 10 ft. long sections of custom-made pipe save time and money in installation compared to our competitors’ 4 ft. long lengths.
In addition to rolling plate, we can cut it (saw cut, torch cut, plasma cut), bevel it (with a variety of bevels: single, double, with or without a land, etc.), and/or weld it. Our welding methods include MIG, TIG, track and submerged arc welding.
Chicago Metal steel plate rolling services are used for metal duct work, circular tank walls, machine housings, piping, stacks, molds, and bridges (with both hot and cold bending to satisfy Department of Transportation requirements).
Contact us for more information on steel plate rolling and our expert metal duct work and rolled sheet metal.