Changing the Face of Garage Door Manufacturing

02 May 2024

Earlier this year, SeceuroGlide manufacturer, SWS UK, announced the implementation of the UK’s only fully automated Rollformer machine.

It has been revealed that this state-of-the-art equipment is the company’s biggest-ever investment, destined to have a revolutionary impact on the already successful SeceuroGlide Garage Door manufacturing operation.

So, what is the Rollformer?

Simply put, the Rollformer is a state-of-the-art machine that facilitates the on-site production of some of the SeceuroGlide slats. Roll forming is a continuous process that converts sheet metal into the engineered shape of SeceuroGlide Garage Door slats using consecutive sets of rolls. Specified by SWS UK themselves, it is the first coil-to-curtain machine for roller garage doors – in the world!

Numbers that Speak for Themselves

Easily handling an impressive production of 80 curtains per day, the machine rolls 15-20 metres of slats per minute and will eventually allow the SeceuroGlide manufacturing capacity to double.

A Green Machine

The Rollformer has brought another benefit to the conscientious SeceruroGlide manufacturer. Less transportation of imported slats has resulted in a reduction in the company’s environmental impact. Furthermore, waste through curtain production has been minimised, compared to previous manufacturing methods which relied on the production team cutting material from standard lengths. Now, the Rollformer’s precise programming features allow exact measurements to be entered at the start of individual curtain production.

Mammoth Proportions

Weighing a whopping 25 tonnes and measuring 40 metres long, installation of this mammoth machine was no mean feat. Unsurprisingly, specialist lifting equipment, including a heavy-duty crane was required to position the Rollformer into its new home within SWS UK’s manufacturing plant.

See it for Yourself

Take a behind-the-scenes look at this impressive machine as it takes premium-grade aluminium coil and transforms it into a fully-formed SeceuroGlide Roller Garage Door curtain.

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