Coil handling equipment facilitates the critical task of turning rollers, large equipment sections and other equipment components. It is an essential part of any manufacturing process from cutting to assembling and is especially used in automotive and transportation industries. In addition to its many applications in industry, it is also used in the medical industry. Medical coils are used for load testing and alignment as well as to hold headgear and other instruments in place during surgery. The equipment has to be maintained for optimal performance. Coil handling equipment helps in this task by lubricating moving parts while they are being moved.
Coil feeders are the most important component of the entire coil handling equipment. A Coil feeder or flipper is designed to provide an efficient route for the material from the inlet to the discharge. A coil handling equipment feeder holds a flexible wire in a housing so that the fluid can flow along the wire. This facility of flushing waste material along the wire ensures that the diameter of the coil is maintained at the optimum levels, thereby enabling the complete circuit to run smoothly.
A variable speed electric motor is the heart of the coil handling equipment. The speed of the electric motor can be controlled according to the type of coil or the application. There are two types of variable speed electric motors: constant speed and variable speed. A constant speed coil operates at the same rate irrespective of the speed of the electric motor.
Variable speed electric coils are normally of variable length and different compositions. The larger the coil sizes, the lower the startup cost. The size of the coil is a crucial factor affecting the efficiency of the equipment. The main types of variable speed electric coils are: brass tube, steel tube and multi-conductor steel coils. Steel coil sizes depend on the type of applications and operational requirements.
Coil plating is a process by which the outer surface of the coil is impregnated with aluminum or other metals to improve its heat conduction and resistance to rust. It is done after passing through the heating and cooling baths to remove the moisture. The hot metal coating improves the conductivity and electrical characteristic of the metal. It also enhances the durability of the equipment by reducing corrosion. Heat treatment is another process by which the outer surface of the coil is given a special treatment to increase its resistance to damage from heat, oxidation and corrosion.
Air Feed systems refer to the feeding arrangement for the servos. The system includes the air pump, adjustable port, and a ground wire. These are used in conjunction with the coil handling equipment to provide servo feeding.