Development of Roll Forming Machine Using TRIZ
The roll forming machines currently used in industries require manual change of individual rolls taking 30 to 60 minutes of operation shutdown, This in turn reduces the operational efficiency by considerable margin and has one of the major negative effect on the overall productivity. To improve the operational efficiency of the existing roll forming machine, current manual roll changing process needs automatation to save considerable amount of time. In this study, TRIZ is adopted in the development of new roll forming machine. The Ideal Final Result (IFR) was set up initially and the fundamental causes were examined by Root Cause Analysis. The final proposed concept was drawn from the application of 40 invention principles of TRIZ.