21/10/2021

PLATE ROLLING TECHNOLOGY FOR TANK TRAILERS

When you talk about Truck Trailers there are many options on the table: from dry vans to reefer trailers, from lowboys to flatbeds. But if your need is to safely transport liquids or other sensitive contents, the only choice is a Tank Trailer.

Tank Trailers are known for their typical shapes (cylinder, square or oval) and are used mainly for heavy-duty hauls and for specific cargo, for example HAZMAT (i.e., hazardous materials). They’re typically approved for carrying contents such as: chemicals, liquids, gases, beverages and dry/bulk goods. Their peculiar shape leads to several benefits when carrying liquids and gases: higher stability, lower center of gravity, prevention of liquid ‘surge’, easier extraction and cleaning.

Rolling Needs and DAVI Solutions

A company rolling for Tank Trailers normally deals with plates with the following features

·         Thickness not exceeding 5/8” (usually much thinner)

·         Material with high spring back (high strength steel, stainless steel, aluminum)

·         Medium to large width

The final product has a large diameter and a shape that can be cylindrical, square or oval, and customers commonly require a quantity of pieces “forcing” the supplier (or roll operator) to organize the internal flow to a sort of mass production.

DAVI has extended knowledge in this field with Plate and Angle Rolls installed atmanySector Leading Players’ Plants (Kenworth, Volvo, Stokota, CIMC, Randon, Fruehauf, Wabash, Tremcar, etc.). This wide experience allows the DAVI Sales and Technical Teams to be able to act as an advisor and help customersidentifythe right machine for their specific needs.

Considering the 4 Roll is the most common solution, the standard configuration is typically based on a four roll machine at least 10 Ft wide, together with overhead and side supports, and a high-end control system (i.e., DAVI iRoll eXtreme) for single and multi-radius shapes. When a customized machine is required (for instance, longer Plate Rolls of up to 32 Ft), many additional accessories will help increase the final throughput of the rolling process.  These options can include crowning compensation to those for handling the plate (conveyors, swinging overhead supports and ejectors).

No matter which is the rolling challenge you have in the field of tank trailers… DAVI is the best partner to face it with!