Mechanical turners, sometimes called coil positioners, are used to rotate steel, aluminum by 26%, other non-ferrous coils, and other loads up to 90 degrees. These devices provide an easy and efficient way to dump metal coils, molds, dies and other heavy and bulky loads for a variety of production and maintenance applications. Supports mounted in pits allow platforms to be aligned with the ground to facilitate loading or interaction with workers. A dump truck works on a pivot and gradually rotates the coil roll from the eye in the sky to the eye to the side or vice versa.
The platforms of the vertical support not only support the load, but are designed to interact with the handling device that establishes or removes the load. Depending on the storage situation of the coils, you may need to change them frequently from eye to sky to eye to side to start using them. Mechanical reducers are available in standard configurations or can be custom designed for your particular application. A motorized V-saddle (top right) can smoothly move a coil and adjust it to the pallet before tipping it over.
If not done correctly, tilting the coils manually can shift all the weight towards the edge of the coil and cause damage and, ultimately, the loss of the product. When you tilt your eye to the side, the coil is tilted into a V-shaped slot so that it can't get out of the machine. However, handling coils can be dangerous, and working with these coils every day can make you forget that you are lifting, tilting and turning 5 to 20 ton steel rolls, which can cause a lot of damage if something goes wrong. Once the coil is on its side, it can be safely lifted with a C-hook or chain attached to an overhead crane.
When working with any coil handling machine, it is important for operators to remember how much weight and force are involved and be aware of their environment.