Angled heads are another feature available on some straighteners for your roll forming line. In this post, we'll go into the benefits of using an angled head straightener.
Advantages of Angled Head Straighteners
The majority of straighteners manufactured are an angled or inclined head. In most cases, angled head straighteners are used with looping pit applications. These angled heads are more typically found in higher speed applications.
At the payoff point where the material is coming off to enter into the straightener head, the angled head assists in directing that material, as gravity wants to go that direction. As you deplete that coil, it helps maintain the direction of the coil to avoid a significant change in direction from that larger coil to a flat head cabinet.
Without the assistance of the angled head, you may introduce some damage to that material. At faster speeds, if there’s a loop that precedes the straightener itself, to minimize the radius going into that loop, having the exit of that straightener in an inclined position negates the potential for reintroducing coil set into that material.