A Guide To Uncoilers

30 Mar.,2021

Capital equipment investment is a business that requires consideration of many factors and characteristics. Do you need a machine that can meet current manufacturing needs, or do you want to invest in next-generation features?

 

A Guide To Uncoilers

Capital equipment investment is a business that requires consideration of many factors and characteristics. Do you need a machine that can meet current manufacturing needs, or do you want to invest in next-generation features? These are the questions that shopkeepers have been asking themselves when buying a coil front machine. However, research on uncoilers has received little attention.

If you are looking for any machine that runs with a coil, you will undoubtedly need an uncoiler (or decoiler as it is sometimes called). Whether you have roll forming, stamping, or slitting, an uncoiler is needed to unwind the coil for the next process; there really is no other way. Ensuring that the uncoiler meets the needs of your workshop and project is critical to keeping the coiler in shape, because the machine cannot run without material.

In the past 30 years, the industry has undergone great changes, but the uncoiler has always been designed according to the specifications of the steel coil industry. Thirty years ago, the standard outer diameter (OD) of steel coils was 48 inches. As the degree of customization of the machine became higher and higher, the project also required different options, and the length of the coil was adjusted to 60 inches, and then to 72 inches. Nowadays, manufacturers occasionally use sizes above 84-in.coils. Therefore, the uncoiler must adapt to changing coil consumption.

Solid Control System - LLL Vertical Cutting Dryer are widely used in the roll forming industry. Today's rollers have more features and capabilities than their predecessors. For example, 30 years ago, roll mills could run at 50 feet per minute (FPM). Now they can run to 500 FPM. This change in roll shape production also increases the capacity and basic range of decoiler options. Merely choosing any standard decoiler is not enough; many factors and functions need to be considered to ensure that the store’s needs are met.

Choosing the right uncoiler

The uncoiler manufacturer offers a variety of options to ensure that the roll forming process can be optimized. When choosing a decoiler, please keep these specifications in mind:

The weight of the coil

Inner diameter and outer diameter of the coil

Coil width

Coil thickness (minimum and maximum)

Number of coils loaded

Roll speed and coil change time

Footprint

Budget

Application/Next Process

You also need to consider the type of project you will be working on and the materials you will use.

It all depends on what you want to run on the roll former, including whether the coil is pre-painted, galvanized, or stainless steel. These specifications will determine the decoiler function you need.

Manufacturers usually don't realize how useful the decoiler is until they realize that, depending on the size of the coil, they can change it 6 to 8 times or more per day. There is a second coil ready and waiting for the machine, eliminating the immediate need for a forklift or crane to load the coil, once the first one is out of the material. The uncoiler plays a vital role in the roll forming environment, especially in large-scale operations, the uncoiler may require 8 hours of shifts to form parts.

When investing in a uncoiler machine, it is important to understand the current specifications and functions. However, it is also important to consider the future use of the machine and what possible future projects will on the roll former. These are all factors that need to be considered accordingly, and really help determine the appropriate uncoiler.

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