This photograph illustrates the upper shaped former with two roll assemblies in a (combination) roller box (1st stage) and the lower shaped former with two roll assemblies in a similar (combination) roller box (2nd stage), with a central hydraulic unit for clamping the bars to the former during the rolling operation.
Note the smaller air actuated cylinders on each former, used for the initial clamping of the bars to the formers and the gauge stop mounted at the end of each former, used for accurately positioning each bar prior to commencement of the rolling operation.
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