Faccin – 4 Roll – Plate Rolling & Bending Machine

What It Does

Q1. How does the Faccin 4 plate-rolling machine grow my business?


  • The pre bending operation does not require the plate to tilt below the feeding level (as with traditional 3 roll machines), therefore horizontal motorised roller tables can be used to further improve the introduction of the plate between the rolls.
  • After the plate is squared, it is always securely clamped between the top and bottom central pinch rolls, therefore pre-bending and rolling operations are safe and precise without the risk of the plate slipping.
  • The bending of the trailing edge is carried out after the cylinder is rolled, cylinders can be rolled efficiently in one pass, in one direction. This means that the machine needs less valuable workshop space, as an area for plate feeding is on one side of the machine only.
  • Cone rolling is much easier, the side rolls are tilted to determine the cone angle and the central lower roll can also be tilted to clamp and drive the plate.
  • The 4-roll machine is the only plate rolling technology that can be controlled effectively through NC and CNC systems.

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  1. Increased productivity, reduced production cost.
    How? Speeds increased by 50% to all hydraulic functions.
  2. Finer roll adjustment, reduced calibration, reduced over rolling. Present the perfect seam for welding with shorter cycle time.
    How? Perfect critical micro positioning.
  3. Increased productivity, reduced costs, simple solution for rolling complex shapes.
    How? Roll rotation and roll positioning of all rolls simultaneously.
  4. Guaranteed energy efficiencies.
    How? New advanced hydraulics.
  5. Complete assurance for the electronic ‘ brain’ of the machine.
    How? Siemens Plc, NC and CNC guaranteed (not cheap alternatives).
  6. Retro fitting of CNC and any handling equipment after machine delivery, with absolute minimum down time and major cost savings.
    How? A new proactive system and frame.
  7. Extended parts warranty up to 3 years.
    How? By completing sensible and simple maintenance protocols with annual pm call. An unbeatable combination of rolling power and pre-bending precision is guaranteed, by the HAV series of plate rolls.

Q2. What makes the Faccin 4-roll plate-rolling machine better than a 3 roll plate-rolling machine?
A2: The persistent frustrations of productivity versus schedule when competing for projects can often be decided by the specification of your machine. Where is your confidence placed when your bid is not on a level playing field because you have a 4 linear plate rolling machine and the other bidders have a 3 roll plate rolling machine? Winning bids and delivering the clients specification is the less challenging aspect, managing flat end and reducing man hours per part will determine if this was a successful project or not and if you choose to do it again.

Q3. How does it deliver efficiency and improvements?
A3: The 4-roll plate-bending machine with linear guide design will deliver a completed part with a greater level of efficiency and cost management than any alternative, as has been the case for the previous 20 years. The attributes of a 4-roll linear guide plate rolling machine that have consistently performed are:

  1. Improved schedule for plate set up
  2. Improved schedule of rolling speeds with less re-rolling flat end from the part
  3. Improved schedule for cone rolling
  4. CNC controllers are compatible with 4 roll machines as the top and bottom rollers are clamping and driving the plate through all phases of the rolling process.

Designing a program with confidence when you have none, because you are struggling to answer these questions, limits both your ability to win new work and to grow your business. Removing this uncertainty with an assured capability and option to re-task manual labour significantly changes your competitive position.

See It Work

How It Works / Brochures

The variety of tasks that every fabricator has traditionally relied upon manual labour to carry out can now be automated on a Faccin plate-rolling machine.

Extensive testing, proving and delivery in all aspects over a number of years in fabricators workshops have built a diverse specification to meet your business performance outcomes and provide the competitive edge from automating.

  1. Faccin Brochure
  2. Faccin 4HEL Brochure
  3. The Fabricator – Windtower Article
  4. SMS Metalworking Machinery Capabilities & Brochure

Standard equipment:

  • Linear Guides Design (RGS) for small sizes
  • Planetary Swinging Arms Design (PSG) for medium and big sizes
  • 4 independent bearings supporting the pinching roll (MCS)
  • Pinching Roll bearing seats with double width (WHS)
  • Electronic synchronisation of roll parallelism (EPS)
  • Hardened and polished rolls
  • Mobile wheel mounted control console
  • Conical device
  • Lubrication System
  • Emergency barrier around the machine
  • CE certified machine

Optional features:

  • Side motorised rolls
  • Automatic loading and unloading systems
  • Motorised feeding table
  • Automatic ejector
  • Central and side supports
  • Provision for hot rolling
  • Integrated welding system
  • Special colours

Click on the profit and proof tab on this page to read the case studies that demonstrate good choices.

Why Buy?

Simplification. Why utilise expensive labour knowing that you will have proportionate errors, delays and potential hazards when automation eliminates them all.

Auditable, deliverable, measurable and evidence based metrics will be provided so your strategic team can calculate the ROI, capacity increase and man hours reduced from an Faccin 4 Roll Plate Rolling & Bending Machine.

Click the testimonials and case studies to see the positive gains your peers are gaining:

  1. The 8 Biggest Regrets of Metal Fabricators
  2. True Value of Plate Bending Roll
  3. Clear & Unbiased Facts about Plate Roll Machines
  4. Never Suffer from Buying the Wrong Plate Roll Machine
  5. The Fabricator – Windtower Article
  6. Get Metal Work and Keep It!
  7. How Does Your Business Select the Correct Machine?
  8. How Do I Recognise Good Advice for my Business?
  9. How to Purchase the Correct Machine

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Faccin – 4 Roll – Plate Rolling & Bending Machine

Gain advantage in more ways than one. With Faccin machines by definition you will already have an incumbent competitive advantage. With Faccin 4 roll and HAV machines Faccin deliver the advantage package built into every machine.

This advantage makes available the full functionality and capability of these machines on demand. From initial operations users can deploy incorporated functionality after commissioning the machine to maximise utilisation. Extend your capability to meet market demands and to create opportunity for your business and your clients.

One of the big challenges when investing in plate rollers is not all machines are created equal. Beware of buying on price as in real terms the science of plate rolling must factor in a significant number of considerations including, spring back, flat end, top roll diameter, tensile strength of different alloys, linear guide compared to planetary guide plate rolling machines, material handling options and other performance aspects that will impact on the ROI.

Auditable, deliverable, measurable and evidence based metrics will be provided so your strategic team can calculate the ROI, capacity increase and man hours reduced from a Faccin Plate Roller. SMS will evaluate your current position and on going strategy, we will then assess any gaps to successfully deliver to your business and your clients.

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