When making a roll formed steel channel, Roller Die pairs the known benefits of steel with our unparalleled experience producing roll formed products such as steel channels. Our engineers manage one of the most extensive catalogs of standard channel shapes in the United States. Our engineers and in-house tool room can also create custom shapes and sizes to fit the specific needs of your project. We manufacture many variations of steel channels, often with free tooling from our parts library to keep start-up costs low.
Roller Die is able to keep the price of rolled steel channels low due to our strategic and bulk buying of raw materials. We have the ability to combine customer orders and watch the market to buy when steel prices are low. We can ensure the lowest available material costs for all steel angle projects. Read about current steel prices in the Raw Materials category on our blog. In addition, the roll forming process is very low waste, so when you buy raw material, the vast majority of that material goes into your finished steel channel.
In addition to creating the steel cross-section you need, we provide a variety of in-line processes to further create your steel channel roll formed part. These include pre-punching and pre-notching, cut off dies, stamping, welding, powder coating, and assembly. Our sales and engineering teams will work to help design the exact process to create your part and our quality control team will work to make sure your deliveries are exactly right. Many of our plants boast months at a time with no rejected parts.
Used in many industries, channels made of steel maximize the strength of the alloy. Roller Die makes large, strong steel channels and delicate, decorative, and useful steel channels. Below is a list of steel varieties available to roll form, with mass and durability notes included. (Note: Ksi = pound-force per square inch.)
Hot Rolled Steel
Cold Rolled Steel
Structural Grade Steel Steel
High Strength Low Alloy Steel
Ultra High Strength Steel
Annealed through Full-Hard
All standard coatings available for galvanized steel roll formed products
Cross-Sectional Standard Tolerances: +/-.031″
Angularity: +/- 1 degree
Straightness: Maximum Deviation of .015″/ft
Twist: Maximum Deviation of 1/4 degree per ft
Length Tolerances of Steel Channels
Lengths up to 36″ : +/-.030″
Lengths 36″ to 120″ : +/-.060″
Lengths 120″ to 240″ : +/-.125″
Lengths greater than 240″ : +/-.250″ **Note: In some cases, closer tolerances than the standard (listed above) can be achieved, but may require additional tooling.
Roll Formed Steel Channels – In-Line Processes:
Pre- and Post-Process Hole Piercings
Inline Flying Cutoff Providing Parts Cut to Finished Length
Secondary Punching & Forming Operations
Steel Channels – Finishes:
Steel channels are produced with all types of finishes, from Standard Commercial Quality Mill Finish to Bright Annealed and Mirror Finishes. We are also set up to powder coat even large and long parts, which is another excellent option for a high-quality finish for your steel channel. Contact us and we’d be happy to adapt your specific needs.