Albina’s plate roll has been extremely busy as of late and we recently rolled 1/2″ X 96″ A36 and 3/8″ X 96″ A36 plate to a 55 foot radius for a large tank. Very cool pictures below! Did you know that our plate rolling capacity is determined by a number of factors. The thickness we can roll is tied directly to the width of the plate we are bending. For example our plate roll can bend up to 10 foot wide material, but can only bend ¾” thick plate at 10 foot wide. As the plate becomes smaller in width we can bend thicker material. For example if a piece of plate measure 18” wide, the material could measure 2” thick.
Albina recently rolled ½” THICK A36 PLATE X 91″ WIDE to create:
1 cylinder: 40″ ID X 91″ LONG
1 cone: 29″ ID X 40″ ID X 49.5″ TALL
Albina’s scope of work was to prebend, trim, roll, and tack weld per the drawings provided and turn it over to the fabricator for fabrication. After we completed the job, the fabricator had this message for us, “I just wanted to pass along the attached photo and compliment on the rolling you just did for us. The parts literally could not have fit better than they did which makes our job as fabricators so much easier. Please pass along a thank you to your team for another great job.”
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. 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.
Albina’s Plate Rolling capacities range from 3/4″ plate up to 10’0″ in width (pre-bend up to 5/8″ thick). For flat bar bent the easy way our capabilities include any thickness and size thru 4″ x 22″. The section is dependent on thickness to width.
We recently completed a project consisting of rolled plate 1/2″ thick x 120″ wide. The plate was 216” in diameter and rolled to 180°.
At Albina Co., Inc., we have 70 years of experience in precision plate rolling. We roll a variety of metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, zirconium, hastelloy, copper, brass, and titanium. Our plate rolled metals are used for a variety of infrastructure and other applications, including casing cylinders, stiffeners, earthquake retrofits, concrete column wraps, transportation tunnels, bridge supports, underground waterways, and decorative structures. We fabricate plate rolled structures in thicknesses up to .75 in and diameters up to 10 ft. We supplement our plate rolling with a variety of additional services, including tube bending, HSS bending, structural steel bending, welding, end finishing, light fabrication, sandblasting, and painting. Our custom plate rolling serves many businesses, including those in the architectural, commercial construction, industrial, recreational equipment, food processing, military, heat exchanger, and transportation industries. Our work meets high industry standards set by the AISC, AESS, NOMMA, ASME, and NQA-1.
Fabricated duct pieces created from rolled plate. The flanges were then welded on, the sections tacked back into the cylinders and then tacked together.