Types of Coil Handling Equipment
Coil handling equipment is the most important part of any standard production line. It provides a large range of advantages over the traditional mechanical supply lines to provide maximum flexibility and production control. The main function of the equipment is to handle the raw materials from the inlet to the outtake position. The process includes loading, positioning and coiling of coils as necessary to achieve the desired results. The complete process of handling should ensure smooth run-time and high efficiency with minimal disturbance to the operator.
Coil Handling Equipment is an integral part of all wire and plastic manufacturer’s equipment and is often considered as one of the most expensive parts in the manufacturing process. A coil handling system stores, seats, loads, aligns, uncoils and feeds material of different sizes and masses into a single tooling machine. Depending on the desired application and product characteristics of the production line, the system may consist of either individual or integrated coil raising/coil seating, coil lifting/coil unloading, coil holding/armature systems, automatic upholders, wire feeders/stacking, self-aligning or manually adjustable coils. There are wide varieties of sizes and materials available. The following categories are some common types of coil handling equipment used:
Coil Reels: A Coil reels is a specialized type of manufacturing equipment used for coiling or unwinding coils. They have variable speed motors and are designed for light to heavy duty applications. Some examples include car load coil reels, heavy duty coil reels, and overload coil reels. The overload coil reels are primarily used for applications where high power levels are required such as wire harness winding, electronic wire feeding applications, high temperature automotive applications, and the like.
Coil Upenders: A Coil upender is a specialized type of machine that builds coils directly to the mandrel. It uses either hot or cold-formed steel coils and special die sets to make the coils tight and round. This type of coil handling equipment can handle a wide range of gauges from small coils to extremely large diameter steel coils. The die sets are specially designed to form tightly even round coils without creating slivers or sections that can separate, which will cause excessive wear to wind.
Coil Tilting Machines: A Coil tiller is a specialized type of machine that is specifically designed to move coils vertically or horizontally. The reason for this is that both horizontal and vertical coils can be handled at the same time depending on how the manufacturer has designed the device. The tilting mechanism uses a counterweight to keep the coil from falling while pushing it up or down. The vertical positioning makes it possible to raise the coils while rotating them vertically, which makes it an effective tool.
The above three types of Coil Handling Equipment are all used in a variety of applications to make it easy to perform detailed deep drawing operations. However, the use of these machines can greatly benefit from additional upgrades such as electric motors, higher speed electric motors, automatic feed systems, and anti-slip flooring. By upgrading these parts, you can greatly improve the operation of these essential pieces of machinery. For more information, please contact one of your local hydraulic press manufacturers. We are available to assist you in designing a system that will work for you. With our expert design team, we can provide you with a customized system that will take your Company ahead of the competition.