Solar Panels

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Roll Forming Parts For Solar Panel Mounts

Solar panels are becoming increasingly common. You now see solar panels mounted on homes, businesses, billboards, and boats. If you are looking to make the best possible solar panel mounts, you want to consider roll forming. The main reasons you want roll formed solar panel mounts are speed, savings, and stability. At Roller Die + Forming, we are always working on improving our speed of production to save our customers money while never compromising the stability of the final product!

Using roll formed parts for your solar panel mounts gives your business incredible precision and consistency. Roller Die + Forming can deliver countless solar panel mounts that will work perfectly with your solar panel systems every time.

The Advantages of Roll Forming Solar Panel Mounts?

At Roller Die + Forming, we distinguish ourselves from other manufacturers through our processes. Our solar panel mounts are produced using roll forming and other metal manufacturing techniques. Some of the benefits include:

Precision and Quality

Roll forming makes it possible for us to design solar panel mounts that meet very tight tolerances. The solar panel mounts will be of high quality, uniform, and consistent all through. This is especially important when you’re covering acre after acre in panels – the tiniest mistake can result in a huge misalignment. That’s why quality is so important in solar mounting racks.

Cost Saving

Also, when producing solar panel mounts using roll forming techniques, no heat is involved. Our state-of-the-art custom-designed rollers are used to bend the material into their final shapes. This reduces energy and production cost while resulting in a stronger product that is more precise, especially over long runs.

Speed and Efficiency

Our solar panel mounts are produced through roll forming under high speed and require low labor demands. Due to the increased production speed and efficiency, it is best suited for higher volume productions. Likewise, we can incorporate additional processes such as notching or forming.

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Why Roller Die Solar Panel Mounts are the Best

When you work with Roller Die + Forming, you start by working with our engineering staff to review our inventory of standard tooling and shapes. Since we already have the tooling for many shapes, we are often able to make solar panel mounts with very little upfront cost.

Our engineers work with the client to find the best shapes to meet the client’s specifications. We also use our multi-gauged pre-punch tool to turn your design into ideal mounts that work for your entire solar panel system.

solar panel mounts made by roll forming

Our Solar Panel Mounts Features

Speed. Stability. Savings. These are three powerful reasons to choose the roll forming method to produce all structural components for mounting solar support systems. Plus, Roller Die’s strong and durable mounting hardware is manufactured using sound engineering principles. Power the future with Roller Die, creating custom-designed solar panel solutions that far exceed new industry standards.

Custom roll formed and welded shapes
Simple to complex structures that fit exact specifications
High-quality, corrosion-resistant metals
Consult with our expert engineers to ensure mounting success

With these features coming standard for any customer who is looking to manufacture solar panel racks, it is no wonder we are an industry leader.

Roller Die Case Study

Challenge: A potential solar customer developing a new racking system came to Roller Die + Forming with a somewhat unique Zee profile, which unfortunately would require new custom tooling in the range of $65,000. This project certainly had unique specifications, in that the customer demanded total flexibility with hole/slot locations on the Zee to accommodate multiple size modules and array layouts.

Solution: We showed the customer our library of standard Zee shapes as possible alternative candidates. The customer selected a 7.000″ Web Zee as his critical component, commenting that the clips and attaching components would be easier to change — plus, be much less expensive to convert. After a couple of brainstorming conference calls to gain a better understanding of the customer’s expectations, our Technical Services team went to work. A multi-gagged (thanks to sub-dies) pre-punch tool set was designed to punch holes/slots in the flat where needed, before the actual roll forming process began. Holes/Slots could now be punched anywhere on the same horizontal plane down the Zee’s Web, Legs or Flanges on any part length.

Results: Designed and built in Roller Die’s vertically integrated tool room at a cost of only $9,500, this low-cost investment has now produced Zee purlins for 34 solar projects for this customer partner. As of today, our projects with this customer have varied from 11,000 Zees delivered to the California desert, to small school jobs in the Midwest, to shipping truckloads up and down the East Coast!

You can read about one of our successful case studies HERE.

As solar power thrives, so does Roller Die. Fast becoming a leader in the solar mounting industry, we’ve adapted 40 years of structural manufacturing experience to solar projects across North America. Secondary operations like hole punching, painting and finishing are all included in your quote! Ensure your solar panel ground mount lasts as long as the sun, with Roller Die.

Solar Components and Panel Suppliers

Solar Panel Mounting Hardware

solar panel mounts made by roll forming

Roller Die + Forming works with a number of major players in the solar industry creating racking solutions that are custom, precise, and ready to be place on roofs or in solar fields across the country. Our ability to hold tight tolerances on punches and cut-off as well as in our roll formed cross-sections means that consistency is kept, even across acres of solar panel mounts. Further, implementing good manufacturing practices allows us to provide customers with just-in-time delivery to project sites and kitting to make installation faster.

In order to serve the growing solar industry, two leading international firms, Pyramid Mouldings and the Feralloy division of Reliance Steel and Aluminum have teamed up to create a joint venture, known as Feralloy Pyramid Structural Solutions (or FPSS).

Each company brings unique talents to the table that makes the new entity an ideal source for solar companies.

Feralloy / Reliance brings its size, capability, credibility, and reputation to this partnership. Their purchasing power, such as procuring and utilizing master coils; their supply chain and distribution channels; and their knowledge of the western solar market, means better pricing and delivery for customers. The joint venture is located in Feralloy’s Stockton, CA Facility, eliminating the need to package and ship slit coils to another fabricator.

solar panel mounts made by roll forming

Roll Forming Solar Panel Mounts

Roller Die + Forming provides expertise in roll forming and metal fabrication. Frames and structural supports are ideal components to be made with these processes.

In addition to solar panels, FPSS has a custom Cee and Zee purlin line to make components for buildings.

Our Roll Forming Capabilities

At Roller Die + Forming, we manufacture the very best roll formed products for agricultural equipment and machinery. Call us today to get a quote. We guarantee you quality and excellent services.

Our Roll Forming Capabilities

At Roller Die + Forming, we manufacture the very best roll formed products for agricultural equipment and machinery. Call us today to get a quote. We guarantee you quality and excellent services.