To flatten material, the straightener rolls must be able to work the material beyond its yield point. Materials in the HSLA and AHSS families have much higher yield points than conventional steel, therefore a smaller work roll and greater roll penetration into the material is required to work the material beyond the yield point. But, due to the forces required to straighten the high strength materials, straightener roll deflection can become an issue. Over time this deflection can lead to bearing failure, broken journals or gears and create distorted (wavy edge) material.
The ROWE© HSS series Straighteners are equipped with heavy-duty backup rolls to prevent straightener roll deflection. This enables moderate roll size to handle a broad range of stock widths and thicknesses which gives the machine greater versatility to flatten materials with a higher yield point like HSLA & AHSS. Straightener rolls have been designed with oversized journals and utilize a high-strength Alloy steel. The Tensile strength of our rolls is 24,000PSI greater than competitive machines built with the industry standard 1045 Steel. Outboard journal supports provide outstanding rigidity to handle the higher horsepower and torque required to straighten these high strength materials.