Coil handling is a critical component of the manufacturing process for various types of bearings, spindles and rollers. A coil handling system effectively loads, stores, retrieves, positions, feeds and uncoils material of different sizes and masses into the same tooling of a machine production line. It also helps in inspecting the work performed by the machinery. It ensures that the bearings, rollers and other parts are perfectly aligned and perfectly placed to avoid bearing damage and performance issues.
Most of the Coils handled have a single speed and variable speed control capability. A high quality, fully automatic roller is used to increase the capabilities of the machines. The variable speed control device is also known as a stuttering system. Many of the machines are setup time accurate; therefore the feed rate can be set for specific performance needs at a certain setup time.
Feed systems can either be semi-automatic or fully automatic, depending on the requirements of the application. In order to increase the efficiency of the operation, high quality air feeds should be utilized by the coil handling equipment. A smooth and balanced feeding system reduces slippage, improves feed-time and minimizes backfields. Feed systems are usually made of steel or aluminum. The most commonly used metallic feed system is a rotary vane, which effectively maintains an even feeding surface for the application’s overall efficiency.
The main benefits of using coil handling equipment includes: optimized line speeds, reduced downtime, increased productivity, and increased productivity. When designing and manufacturing components for a wide range of industries, including food service, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, chemical, power generation, water treatment, automotive, and consumer products, wide width rotary vane systems help in achieving the best performance. Wide width rotary vane systems can either be servo-controlled or manually operated. They also have variable-speed motors that increase the capability to handle varied line speeds.
One example of the many kinds of Coil Handling Equipment includes: air blenders, electric openers, wire upenders, pipe upenders, pressure upenders, wire rope fenders, and pneumatic upenders. All these different types of lenders are designed to do one job – to feed rolls or tubing. Some examples of different kinds of tubes or rolls include: cotton wools, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, spun fiberglass, and others. Whatever the application or the type of equipment, all of these different types of coil handling equipment perform the same basic task – to feed rolls?
The majority of these types of equipment operate through electric motors. One important thing to note about these types of coil handling equipment is that the size of the coils or rolls to feed are critical issues to consider when planning the system. This is because the sizes of the reels and the pipes or hollow parts must be able to handle the added weight of the feeding material. Additionally, these vital components must be strong enough to withstand the increased force and power during the operation. For instance, a twenty inch diameter spool should handle one thousand pounds of material.