For the most part, a roll former is a set of physics and geometry equations.  For most Maintenance Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers, a solid understanding of a few algebraic equations will cover the vast majority of process and troubleshooting issues on a day-to-day basis.

Below, you will find a list of helpful equations that go from the very simple to very complex.  Click on the equation for examples and a an explanation of how the equations work and what the variables represent.

Line Speed Conversion Constant

Speed, Time, and Distance



Correction Formula

Press Reaction

Acceleration Distance

Time to Accelerate

Trapezoidal Motion

Triangular Motion

Shortest Part

Angular Degrees to Linear Distance