Coil Handling Equipment
Hydraulic pressure or force applied by a hydraulic fluid against a shear wall or other deformation of the material being worked with results in its compressive properties; these properties allow for the increase of dimensional stability and tensile strength. The compression of the material changes the rod or pole into a spindle-like member called a Coil, which when rotated brings the rotation of the Coil into contact with the work piece, which in turn produces a directed motion that compresses the material. These changes in the physical characteristics of the component allow it to be more precisely controlled during processing and make the product it is made of perform better than it would do naturally.
Development of this type of machine and its application to different types of work is called hydraulic press technology. The adoption of this new type of machine and the wide variety of applications it is used for has resulted in many advancements in the industry. Other developments in the industry have enabled the machine to more accurately control the working piece and improve the design of parts; this has enabled engineers to design parts that are more functional and less expensive to produce in order to reach higher production standards.
One application of the Coil Handling Equipment is in the manufacture of automatic feed cutters. The development of this technology has resulted in the design of a machine that allows for the injection of material at precisely accurate cutting speeds. Feed cutters allow manufacturers to design parts that are both fully automatic and precisely cut to the required dimensions without the operator having to lift and move the tooling or manually operate the machinery.
One of the benefits of using this type of equipment is the accuracy achieved through the use of servo motor technology. A servo motor is a computer-controlled motor that is capable of operating in one of two states, either active or passive. A fully automated machine would require the operator to switch the machine between the two states by moving the hand actuator or motor through a series of gears and pulleys. A fully automated coil feed roller would require the operator to manually handle the roller as well, potentially reducing functionality and efficiency through manual operation.
Another example of an automatic feed cutter is the straightener. The development of the straightener has eliminated the need for manually operating the straightener itself. Instead, the operator turns a handle located on the straightener and applies pressure to the roller until it has completely stopped moving, a process which typically takes several seconds.
Coil Handling Equipment is also used in the manufacture of equipment intended for the purpose of processing large items such as rolls and plates. The use of the roller and the straightener has made it possible to reduce the time necessary to slice materials as well as reducing material handling costs. In addition to reducing processing time, it has also become common to incorporate feed systems which are used to increase the machine’s versatility. One of the most common uses for such systems is to incorporate side guides, which are designed to provide support for the cutting head while the process is in progress. By eliminating the need for operator assistance, automated material handling equipment has dramatically reduced labor costs while increasing speed and reducing waste.