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 (5)

Speed, Time, and Distance (s · t = d)

Resolution (C ÷ PPR = Resolution)

Time to Accelerate

Trapezoidal Motion

Triangular Motion

Shortest Part

Angular Degrees to Linear Distance