Convertible roll forming apparatus

  • US 6,148,654 A
  • Filed: 10/14/1998
  • Issued: 11/21/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A roll forming assembly for forming an edge portion at desired angles relative to a web portion on a strip material, the assembly comprising:

  • a support assembly;

    a first engagement assembly supported by the support assembly and moving the strip material in a feed direction; and

    a second engagement assembly operably engaging the strip material and in cooperation with the first engagement assembly forming the edge portion, the second engagement assembly further comprising;

    a support member;

    an idler supported by the support member; and

    a pivoting assembly for pivoting the support member to a selected one of a first position and a second position; and

    wherein the idler forms the edge portion to a first angle in the first position of the member and forms the edge portion to a second anole in the second position of the member, the first angle extending upwardly from the web portion and the second angle extending downwardly from the web portion, and wherein the web portion is supported in a substantially horizontal disposition.

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