When it comes to storing and handling coils, it is essential to consider the weight of the coil and how it can affect the performance of the coil upender. Constellium, a global aluminum factory company, was looking for a machine manufacturer that could completely redesign its coil dumping process to improve the efficiency and safety of operators and, at the same time, reduce costs. 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 working with any coil handling machine, it is important to remember that a lot of weight and force are involved.
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. 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. When you tilt your eye to the side, the coil is tilted into a V-shaped slot so that it cannot get out of the machine. Once the coil is on its side, it can be safely lifted with a C-hook or chain attached to an overhead crane.
In order to ensure that your coil upender is performing optimally, it is important to consider the weight of your coils. The floor-mounted solution requires a high-torque, high-tension design that would allow for the full weight of a 40,000 pound coil to be placed on the equipment frame. This ensures that your coils are safely handled and that no damage is done during the process. It is essential to consider how much weight your coils have when using a coil upender.
The weight of your coils can affect how well your upender performs and can also cause damage if not handled correctly. By taking into account the weight of your coils and using a high-torque, high-tension design for your floor-mounted solution, you can ensure that your coils are safely handled and that no damage is done during the process.