Purlin Roll Forming Machines

Meeting the challenges of constant change in the world of metal roofing with innovative and adaptable purlin roll forming machines

In today’s marketplace, the constantly changing metal roofing world demands innovation to allow you to adapt to fit a specific application at a lower cost. Samco has answered this challenge in the metal building component market with the Samco Purlinmaster™ roll forming machine.

The Purlinmaster™ gives you high quality and improved punching results, and is the best choice in roll forming machines for the U-Channel, Lipped Channel, Sigma Purlins, and Z-shaped profiles (CEE Purlin and ZEE Purlin).

A highly adaptable solution in purlin roll forming machines
Today's equipment and tooling offers a rapid change roll former for allowing the operator to select a flange height change in minutes (not hours), and also a web width change in an infinite range from 4” up to 16”.  

Our equipment is made to produce purlin in pre-painted, Galvanized, and also Hot Rolled “Black” steel; all in 55 KSI minimum yield strength quality. Every line can be loaded with coil entry equipment, including uncoilers, as well as a wide range of hole punching systems (Samco Punch Anywhere™ Press System) for inline web and flange hole placement with high accuracy. 

Roll formers come in both a 12 GA and a 10 GA model to cover the range of material types and thicknesses for any market. Even the automation of gapping the roll tooling for different thicknesses can be added so that your operator does not have to adjust the top shaft for material thickness changes.

Features & Specifications

The Purlinmaster™ roll forming machine features line speeds of 180 fpm, which enables it to roll high count lots of product quickly, and the lip of the cee and zee can change from 40 to 50 degrees allowing flexibility for any customer’s needs. There can also be asymmetrical flange lengths, which further enhances application flexibility.

Punch Capacity

• 5/8” round
• 1-1/4” round
• 11/16” round  
• 5/8’ x ¾ slots arranged horizontally or vertically
• 13/16” round
• 13/16” x 1-1/4” slots perpendicular to web centerline


Purlin CEE’s and ZEE’s, Rapid Change, Punch Anywhere™, Inline punching, Inline roll forming

Purlin Profiles

Sigma Purlins, CEE Purlins, ZEE Purlins, Eavestrut

For more information view our Purlinmaster™ roll forming machine video, and download our convenient PDF brochures about Samco’s Purlinmaster™ Roll Former and the Purlinmaster™ High Speed Flexible Hydraulic Punching capabilities.

Samco Machinery Purlinmaster

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