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Build it better with our HVAC Duct Manufacturing Machines

HVAC is an important and growing industry, with every large commercial building dependent on HVAC technology to keep indoor environments constantly at the right temperature and humidity levels.

If you are involved in this industry as a manufacturer, it should prove to be very lucrative; however, there is one important caveat. Making HVAC systems requires much stricter attention to quality control than just about any other thing you might choose to make.

That’s why it’s important to be sure that every HVAC duct machine in your factory is itself a high-quality product, to ensure you get the best outcome when making your HVAC ducting .

If you use anything less than the best quality, you can’t be as certain of success. That’s why you should source every HVAC machine from Asset Plant & Machinery. We’ll make sure you get the right machines for the job.

Build it better with our HVAC Duct Manufacturing Machines

HVAC is an important and growing industry, with every large commercial building dependent on HVAC technology to keep indoor environments constantly at the right temperature and humidity levels.

If you are involved in this industry as a manufacturer, it should prove to be very lucrative; however, there is one important caveat. Making HVAC systems requires much stricter attention to quality control than just about any other thing you might choose to make.

That’s why it’s important to be sure that every HVAC duct machine in your factory is itself a high-quality product, to ensure you get the best outcome when making your HVAC ducting.

If you use anything less than the best quality, you can’t be as certain of success. That’s why you should source every HVAC machine from Asset Plant & Machinery. We’ll make sure you get the right machines for the job.

All the components you need for a successful manufacturing process

There is no single item conveniently called a “Rectangular Duct Machine “, which means you are going to need a number of various special-purpose machine for each part of the process in manufacturing HVAC ducting:

  • The sheet metal used for HVAC ducts is usually shipped in large rolls or coils. In order to be able to turn this sheet metal into an HVAC duct, it first needs to be rolled out in the process known as “decoiling”. The decoiler machine takes care of this task. After decoiling, the metal needs to be cut, pressed and flattened.
  • For cutting thin sheet metal, a guillotine is usually adequate for the task. This looks significantly different from those used for executions during the French Revolution. A guillotine used in HVAC duct manufacturing is a low profile rectangular machine that slices sheets of metal as they are fed through it.
  • CNC Plasma Cutter. For cutting much thicker metal, a guillotine won’t get the job done. For this you’ll need something like a CNC plasma cutter. This also gives the advantage of laser-like accuracy and a very clean cut.
  • Collar Rolling Machine. Used for notching, beading and crimp rolling.
  • Folding Machine. Often just called a “Folder”, this machine does exactly what it says on the label. It folds the metal sheets into the right shape at the correct angle, ready for welding or other process-related tasks.
  • Cornermatic Machine. This machine crimps the perfect 90-degree corner every time. All you need to do is place a corner of your duct into the guides of the machine, and it will quickly and correctly seal the corner up.

Those are the absolute basic essentials that you will need for any duct manufacturing operation to go smoothly, but there are many additional machines you can purchase to improve the product and increase the level of automation.

The essential steps that must be completed in duct manufacture are:

  • Decoiling the sheet metal if coiled
  • Pressing and straightening the sheet metal
  • Punching and notching
  • Cutting (aka Shearing or Guillotining)
  • Coil conveying
  • Lock forming
  • Flange forming
  • Folding
  • Crimping and/or welding and/or riveting

Additionally, depending on the application to which you are deploying your duct work, you may also be insulating the duct with some sort of insulation material, which is normally an optional step just before the folding occurs.

You will find that some of the machines in the assembly line are capable of performing multiple steps. For advice or assistance, contact the experts at Asset Plant & Machinery. We will help you select the best equipment and we can also provide demonstration and instruction in how it is used.

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