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[Rolling Mill] Changing Mill rollers


#1

Does anyone know if it is possible (and practical) to change the rollers in
a rolling mill? My rolling mill has combination rollers for sheet and
wire. I need to roll sheet wider than the sheet portion of the rollers and
I don’t want to buy another rolling mill to do this. It doesn’t look easy
to change them but I don’t think that I would be doing it very often as
most of my work involves rolling sheet rather than wire.

Thanks,
Dennis


#2

Hi Dennis,

   Does anyone know if it is possible (and practical) to change the
rollers in a rolling mill?  My rolling mill has combination rollers for
sheet and wire. 

It’s possible. How easy it is depends on what kind of mill & tools you
have. There’s an import mill (Karat) from India, that comes with 3 differnt
rolls, flat, wire & pattern. The same or a similar mill is also available
from Contenti (maybe others also). It sells for around $250.00.

Dave


#3

My first rolling mill was one I bought used and came only with square wire
rollers. I brought the whole thing to a local machine shop and had a new
pair of flat rollers milled to fit. The original rollers were pressed
into the gear mechanism but Pete (machinist) removed them and refitted
them with a set screw so that now I can use each pair of rollers by simply
releasing them from the mill and removing/replacing the gears. Hope that
makes sense. Michelle

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