Press Feed Lines – Reel Uncoilers
REEL UNCOILER SELECTOR GUIDE->
Handling steel coils is not an easy task. They are big, heavy, and require training to work with in a safe manner. A crane or a lift truck are usually user to transfer the coiled material to the processing station. The coils are then loaded either on a reel style or cradle style uncoiling system. Cradle style uncoilers are relatively easy to load, you basically lower your coil onto the cradle, position the sides guides to center the coil and your coil is ready to be released. On a reel type the process is not as easy. You have a large heavy object either hanging or sitting on a lit truck with a hole in it. Task, thread the hole on a mandrel, not an easy task with a multi ton steel coil.
The task is simplified and made much safer with a COIL CAR. A traveling fixture that travels on tracks to move the coil in a controlled manner. Narrow coils are supported with arms. The coil can now be precisely moved left, right, up, down and rotated (with rotating top option) to easily thread the coil on the mandrel. More options->
Pictures are worth a 1000 words. New gallery has been posrted of various examples of Mecon Industries Uncoiler products.
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Makes Money-Losing Job a Winner for Mecon Industries
(SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO, CANADA) – Difficult jobs can be a reminder why it’s good to keep up with the latest cutting-tool advances. For Mecon Industries (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada), new Beyond™ tooling from Kennametal was the difference between potential failure on a job no one could cut to delivering the part on time as promised.
Beyond is Kennametal’s newest line of tooling, a complete portfolio of new grades and geometries for cutting cast-iron, steel, stainless steel, and high-temperature alloys. Beyond tools are engineered to increase metal-removal rates and extend tool life, significantly in many cases. Says Ujjwal (UJ) Baid, Kennametal Senior Product Manager, “Depending on the application, field tests have shown anywhere from 30% to 300% improvement.”
Supporting Beyond’s improved levels of performance are a number of technology features. Beyond tools feature a new post-coat surface treatment that improves edge toughness, reliability, and depth-of-cut notch resistance, and micro-polishes the surface to reduce friction and workpiece sticking (BUE). A fine-grained alumina layer accommodates increases in cutting speed, improving productivity.
All the new Beyond inserts are CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coated, but where conventional CVD coatings are under tensile stress, Beyond inserts undergo a proprietary post-coat treatment on all surfaces […]