Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Performance of Coil Upenders
Coil Upenders are unique in their application due to their unique design. A coil stock handling machine stores, feeds, positions, uncrosses and simultaneouslyifts material of different weights and sizes into the same tooling of a manufacturing line. Depending on the required product parameters and manufacturing requirements of the manufacturing line, this machine may comprise a single or integrated coil crane, coil lifts, coil Holding Arms, air feeds, electric feeds, wire feeds and other feed components. The capacity of a single type of coil crane or feed is determined by the overall weight of the item being fed; the larger the capacity, the more wire or material can be fed in and simultaneously. Feeds can be manually adjusted for size and types of items to be fed; they may also be automatically fed by the machine when the appropriate conditions are met. Some models of Coil Upenders also have a provision to handle other types of items such as boxes, crates, pallets, rolls etc…
There are many manufacturers in the market offering a range of Coil Upenders to cater to the varying needs of the client. Some of the well known manufacturers include Reliable, Sands, Sunbeam, John Deere, Komatsu, Hitachi Ltd., Wabco, Bestar, Ibis, Adco, Studley, Lang, Inc., Wienerwerk, Bajaj, Mecoro, Orica, AutoCrete, Wabco, Strick, Hydro, Jorn, Atlas Fabrications and Kettler. These manufacturers offer a wide variety of designs and accessories to suit the diverse requirements of clients across the world. For example, some of the Coil Upenders manufactured by Bestar are fitted with a reversible ‘low-load’ feature that allows users to manually load the material onto the machine while unwinding. In addition to the above-mentioned manufacturers, there are many other manufacturers who manufacture similar Coil Upenders. Most of these companies manufacture the Coil Upenders on their own, but others contract out this work to companies such as Kettler & Mahl, Inc. or Wabco.
Various models of Coil Upenders are available with variable widths. The use of widths ensures that the equipment can be used for handling different types of loads and applications. It is always better to purchase slightly narrower reels for applications where very narrow coils are required. For instance, the use of slightly narrower reels in an oil pipeline application would be better than using wider reels for a concrete pumping application. Similarly, if the width requirement of the application is quite narrow, it would be better to use slightly wider widths than narrow widths in a wide variety of applications.
The length of the Mandrels fitted to the Coil Upenders are an important factor affecting the efficiency of these products. The longer the mandrel, the deeper the hole to which the coil handle is installed and vice versa. Hence, the longer the handles the easier it would be to install them into difficult places.
The strength of the Coil Handling Equipment also plays a vital role in the performance and efficiency of the products. The higher the coil upners the better it would be at supporting the load. Moreover, the larger the diameter of the coil handle, the better it would be to handle the heavier loads. This again results in a better overall performance and efficiency of the Coil Handling Equipment.
The above mentioned are the factors affecting the efficiency and performance of the Coil Handling Equipment. There are many more factors involved, but the above two are critical to the functionality of the Coil Upenders. Hence, it is best to contact the manufacturer of your Coil Handling Equipment for customized orders. A custom designed coil mandrel can make all the difference to the efficiency and performance of the product, and one that is designed by a professional will invariably have a superior product.