Formtek Solutions for the Heavy Truck and Trailer Industry

Formtek and the Heavy Truck and Trailer Industry

Since the first Model T automobile rolled off the assembly line, Formtek’s brands have been supplying roll forming solutions for structural, non-structural, and trim components to the transportation industry for the manufacturing of cars, trucks, related passenger vehicles, and heavy truck and trailers.

Through the years, roll forming transportation components has evolved with the development of advanced and high strength materials. Since martensitic steels were first used in automobiles, Formtek is developing the equipment and tooling to meet these unique requirements for roll forming sills, rockers, reinforcements, cross members, roof bows, and bumpers. In addition to structural, non-structural, and trim components many other common parts are also roll formed including running boards, corrugated truck bed, seat tracks, window channel guides, and pillars. Most recently, Formtek has supplied roll forming solutions for transportation accessories like trailer hitch and roof racks.

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Formtek can also offer roll forming solutions for other crucial roll formed components in the truck and trailer industry including posts, floor angle, scuff plate, rub rails, and roof bows which make up the shell of a box trucks and trailers.

With increased fuel efficiency requirements and the demand of distributions centers these components are in larger demand and are manufactured of light gauge, high strength materials to save weight. In addition to the structural components, logistics features such as e-tracks and shelving are also roll formed.

The transportation industry also includes busses and trains. School buses require similar roll formed components and typically require programmable features including in-line notching, post-cutting to length for flexibility of finished part lengths, hole patterns, and production quantities in order to meet manufacturing needs. Formtek designs metal forming and fabricating systems to meet the ever changing requirements of the bus and train industry.

Formtek can accommodate specialized roll forming needs including systems for heavy gauge steel frames. These roll formed products satisfy the needs for heavy truck and railcar industries. Roll forming machines and tooling are integrated with heavy gauge frame fabrication systems with coil or strip feeding to fit the unique needs of the heavy transportation industry. Formtek’s experienced engineers have the knowledge and understanding to design and build a roll forming system all transportation needs from heavy gauge frames for semi-trucks and mass transit vehicles to the safety equipment including guard rails, sign posts and even barrier system components.

Formtek Solutions for the Heavy Truck and Trailer Industry

Roll Forming

With over 100 years in the roll forming industry Formtek’s family of brands deliver the highest-quality roll forming solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Learn more

Tube and Pipe Mills

Formtek offers a full range of tube and pipe mill solutions from engineering, to manufacturing of standard and custom solutions, to assembly and installation. Learn more

Metal Stamping

Formtek designs and develops high-quality, reliable stamping and progressive dies, rotary punching, and special presses to meet your specific stamping needs. Learn more

Flexible Fabrication

Formtek’s flexible fabrication solutions integrate multiple fabricating processes with roll forming systems to create systems that streamline and reduce the labor in your operations. Learn more

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Integrated Systems From Formtek

Formtek's family of brands deliver a wide range of metal forming and fabricating solutions. Through Formtek, individual machines and systems from B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder can be seamlessly integrated to deliver optimal results for your operations.

Roll Forming and Flexible Fabrication Systems

Formtek can integrate multiple fabricating processes and systems from B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder to streamline and reduce the labor in your manufacturing operations. Whether it is flexible fabricating or roll formed products, Formtek can engineer and build a complete manufacturing system, from coil or sheet handling through finished product, for your application.

Consolidate Notching and Fastening Operations

The systems can be complex, involving multiple notching, bending and/or roll forming machines with welding, such as the production of office furniture wall partitions. Such systems may eliminate a dozen or more manual operations. Digital controls and batch production capabilities can allow the process to vary position and quantities of engineered features without setup time.

Eliminate Multiple Press Brake Operations

These integrated roll forming and flexible fabrication systems from Formtek can be as simple as manufacturing roof panels or shelves by hand feeding metal sheets into the roll former.

Engineered To Order

Each Formtek System is designed and manufactured to optimize the processing of your products.

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