We recently completed bending some component parts for a customer which were a mix of carbon steel and nickel plate, pipe and bar. In the first image, we bent the coil, the terminals, the cylinder and the cylinder stiffeners. In the second image, we bent the inner and out cylinders on the top half. On the third image, we bent the upper and lower cylinders. Our customer was so thrilled with the parts that we provided, we received the following email from them: “The components Albina did for us were fantastic! Please pass along to your guys that the items you guys made were just about perfect. It really helped the fabrication process go smoothly. We really appreciate the work you did on this project for us.”
We recently received these pictures from our customer. They used our rolled steel materials to construct this “chute.” Albina rolled 6″ SCH40 A53B ERW down to a 12 ft radius (tightest) and also rolled 1/2″ A36 plate to fit to the laser cut plate on the face of the chute. We are hoping to get some pictures of the “chute” in action and will pass them along as soon as we do.
If you answered yes, than you should consider wearbacks for your elbows. For decades, Albina has supplied customers with bent elbows where we weld a plate or channel to the outside of the bend (acting as the wearback). A wearback is installed to act as an additional layer to the bend, when the backside of an elbow finally is worn through, any materials running in the piping system will remain inside and the piping system will continue to function due to the extra layer of material on the backside of the elbow. We recently bent some 8″ SCH80 T304L S/S SMLS to 30° elbows. After bending the elbows, we bent and fabricated wearbacks out of ½” stainless plate and welded the wearbacks to the outside of the pipe elbows.
Our new plate roll is busy and we have some great projects on the machine right now. We are in the process of bending material for some custom tanks made out of Nickel material. This project consists of various tanks rolled to different diameters. All material is Nickel 201 ranging in thickness from 3/16” to 3/8”. The plate sections are up to 72” long prior to rolling. Diameters we are rolling to range from 57” to 107”. In addition to the tanks we are proving the cooling tubes as well. Cooling tubes are bent out of 1” Sch40 Nickel 201 (with terminals) to match the diameter of the tanks. Needless to say, this is a fun and challenging project!
Albina has purchased a new plate roll to add to our capabilities!
This new plate roll is a Lemas Hydraulic 4-roll, 3/8” capacity over 6 feet long.
The diameter of all rolls measures 7.87”. This machine will allow us to roll material tighter then we could previously roll. It will also allow us to roll thinner material then we could previously roll. We had a recent project requiring us to roll some very tight cylinders which prompted the purchase of the machine, but we are excited to take on more new work that we previously had to turn away.
End uses for rolled steel plate are vast. Products made from rolled steel plate include cylinders, conical shapes, column wraps (stiffeners), bridge supports and industrial duct systems. Albina Co., Inc.’s plate rolling capabilities include 3/4″ plate up to 10’0″ in width (pre-bend up to 5/8″ thick). Albina can also roll flat Bar the Easy Way to any thickness and size thru 4″ x 22″ where the section is dependent on thickness to width. For an in-depth explanation of the steel plate rolling process see our Bending Methods page. For more images and rolled steel product applications visit our Manufacturing and Industrial Parts page to see the various tanks we have produced as well as the full scope of parts we produce for various manufacturers.
Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled steel plate to create the spiral stair stringers for a beautiful custom curved steel staircase in California. The plate sections consisted of 1/2″ x 14″ A36 plate rolled counter clockwise to a 38′ 8″ radius and 43′ 9″ radius. For portions of the landing area, 1″ X 14″ A36 plate was rolled anywhere from a 37′ 7″ radius to a 42′ 6″ radius. Various other structural steel members were bent including 4″ X 4″ X ¼” ANGLE A36 rolled legout to a 37′ 6″ radius.
Albina Co. Inc. is the #1 supplier of rolled plate for various applications:
Rolled Plate Cylinders
Curved Plate Sections for Earthquake Retrofits
Concrete Column Wraps
Tunnel Shoring Applications
Column and Bridge Supports
Other Plate Formed Sections
Albina Co., Inc. is a premier plate processing supplier for the United States and Canada. Albina can source, cut, roll, bevel (end prep) and fabricate complete any plate project you may require. Our plate roll allows us to bend up to 10 ft wide sections. We can also bend up to 2” thick plate depending on the width of the section in question. We have successfully provided bent and fabricated plate to countless industries and end uses, some examples include: Tanks, Cones, Cylinders, Ducting projects (with Albina supplied Angle flanges welded to the ends), Gored Elbows, Column Wraps, Custom stair cases, Marine applications, Art Work, etc. The requirements and applications for rolled plate are limitless.
We can take all of the hassle out of your project and be a one source supplier. You place an order and we will take care of everything else, including freight to your facility or job site.
The reemergence of the sunshine and warm weather in Oregon has seemed to also generate some very large Structural Steel, Plate, Pipe, Square and Rectangular tubing projects. Many of these projects also include some supplemental fabrication work. Supplemental fabrication projects typically involve bent materials that are then welded, drilled, trimmed, etc (i.e. value added services). We provide these services to allow our customers (typically fabricators or manufactures) to cut one PO and not have to worry about processing secondary processes in their busy shops. Albina has been proactive in our facility planning to allow for this surge of work. We recently purchased another building that is being erected on our property. This building will act as storage for work in process materials and projects. Storing material outside our main facility will free up valuable manufacturing space for some of our massive summer / fall curved steel projects. We are always trying to stay one step ahead of demand to continue to bring our customers the exceptional service they have grown accustomed to.