Coil handling equipment is used in every type of manufacturing process to help facilitate the movement of material in various stages of the manufacturing process. It is also widely used in the metal industry for the purpose of completing work on time. A coil handling unit feeds, stocks, positions, discharges and extracts material of different sizes and masses from the workshop. This facilitates quick movement of raw materials, parts and finished products that are required for the proper functioning of the plant.
The most common types of Coil Handling Equipment are the screw up, wire feed, automatic feed straightener, and the wire crimper. A screw up unit is mainly used for installing coils on the tooling or other fixed structure. They are placed at the end of tooling threads and are operated with the help of an electric motor. Feed straighteners, on the other hand, fit the threaded shaft with a metallic loop and push the wire past it to a specific position. When the wire is beyond the loop, the straightener automatically breaks the wire.
One other important type of Coil Handling Equipment is the wire crimper. It is used for crimping wire feeders and providing additional holding power. This is an ideal device for fitting on the workshop floor or to support a heavy machine, such as a loader, which requires a strong hold to prevent the loader from moving during operation. Such load car handle equipment can only be installed by trained personnel as they are dangerous.
Other types of Coil Handling Equipment include the following- Vertical Coil Handling Systems, Horizontal Coil Handling Systems, and Swing Coil Handling Equipment. A vertical coil car handle system is used for lifting loads vertically. A horizontal coil handling system provides an efficient alternative for use in horizontal applications.
A swing coil handling equipment is useful when small loads have to be handled. The equipment features two steel coils that are mounted on a shaft and are moved through 360 degree swivel. A high-torque servo lift is fitted on a shaft in a horizontal position. As the equipment is rotated vertically, a portion of the steel coil is moved to the left and the right and the weight of the product being handled moves along the shaft.
Another important piece of Coil Handling Equipment is the vertical coil upender. This is used for loading heavier goods or materials on the upper level. The upender has a tubular steel coil on its upper side. It is used with paper rolls and other feed conveyor belts. A single or double belt can be placed on either side to move the roll.