The coil straightener machine is the core of every power coil processing unit: it compensates for any deformation of the thin sheet metal strip during pre-production coiling. The best coil straightener for your specific application depends on the type of materials that are to be processed. The thickness and gauge of your materials will determine which type of straightener you need to get. The selection of a good coil straightener greatly depends on the process you perform:
The selection of coil straighteners also depends on your type of operation. There are two main types of power coil straighteners: rapid-air power straighteners and electro-deposition. Rapid-air power straighteners are intended to be used for applications where you expect intense heating in a short period, for example in the case of making boxes or coils out of aluminum. In this case, you must get a dual feed which can provide the heating requirements of the piece and keep its flatness during the heating process. Power coil straighteners, on the other hand, are suitable for use in a wide variety of coiling operations and can be conveniently switched on. Electro-deposition straighteners are better than rapid-air power straighteners for applications requiring high temperature coiling and excellent holding.
For any coiling operation, it is important that you make sure that the heat distribution is proper, especially when you use the more powerful rapid-air power coil straighteners. When a coil is fastened too tightly, heating is promoted, which in turn produces more distortion. The best way to remove coil set with rapid-air straighteners is to do it manually, through the use of a heavy duty and properly fitted heat protectant shield.
Your coil straightener should have a suitable material width control so that the machine will be able to adjust itself automatically as the required change in the width of the coil occurs. The correct material width control ensures that the machine is always working smoothly and efficiently. The machine will also become less likely to become jammed if the material width changes abruptly. Your company’s standard operating procedure should include a test of the wire feeder, so that you will know its suitability for your machine, when suddenly material width changes occur.
After testing the wire feeder, you should check the center distance and other factors that can affect its suitability for your coiling operation. Center distance refers to the distance between two points on your coil straightener, which should match the required center distance in your equipment. Center distance needs to be small, but not so small that your machinery gets damaged by overheating.
In addition to the above, you should also test the roller cage and other features of your coil straightener. For example, the lock control and the feed adjustment wheels, so that you can ensure that these features work properly. To ensure that your coil straightener delivers accurate and consistent results, it is important to carry out regular checks and to use only the best quality equipment.