A Guide to Choosing the Right Coil Straightener For You
The coil straightener is core of each mechanical devise: It smooths, compensates for any deformation of the metal strip during electroplating: It also corrects any bent or kinks in the formed sheet. The ideal coil straightener for the specific application defined by its working environment. For the manufacture of simple small-scale structural components. For hot-dip galvanizing and cold dip galvanizing, which are used in many manufacturing applications. For electrochemical applications and for forming sheets used for Pharmaceuticals, electronics and power-amp appliances.
There are three types of straighteners, namely; the bended, the flat and the fixed coil straightener. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. They use different methods for positioning the metal piece in question. The flat coil straightener utilizes a ball and a shaped coil to produce the curve. The bended ones utilize a spring and a flat coil and bend the sheet into shape.
In addition, the flat coil straightener has the ability to be precisely controlled. In the production of intricate precision CNC-machined components, high precision is required. However, in such a situation the user is at a disadvantage since they cannot set the coil to position so that it will be at the exact angle with the surrounding material. They can only do so much.
The heavy duty power straighteners are more compact, portable and affordable. They are less precise but offer high repeatability and better control. The large center distance offers increased productivity, better machining speeds, reduced distortion and better tool life. They are also portable and can be used in both wet and dry environments.
The full width rollers are designed to create the most accurate CNC-machined results. It uses a fully adjustable slide that allows for fine adjustments. The fully adjustable rollers can produce G-forces up to 7 times that of a conventional machine. The full width CNC-machined construction reduces the possibility of back-linking or premature fatigue due to fatigue plate sliding. The full width CNC-machined machine offers higher tool life, increased consistency, and increased productivity due to the increased center distance.
A 2-in-1 uncoiler/bank straightener with both adjustable coiling and press feeding is another useful choice. It features an intuitive and easy-to-use keypad controls with high-speed and high-performance data recording and reporting capabilities. The user can determine the amount of press feeding necessary for optimal performance. They can determine the length needed to achieve the ideal diameter for their project. In addition, the two-in-one unit features user-friendly operation that minimizing operator effort and enhances their comfort level while working. This unit is also available in portable and fixed styles and has the ability to accommodate up to nine large-sized rollers.