Speciality Material Handling – Coil Lift Clamp
Rockford Engineering Works provided a solution to decrease delays during the transfer of steel coils for a pipe mill’s entry equipment. The client’s process required that a coil be staged where the shipping bands could be safely removed. When the coil was transferred to the uncoiler machine via hoisting tongs on the coil ID, the coil’s outer wraps would spring open causing difficulty when loading into the uncoiler. A device was designed, fabricated and supplied that could be easily attached to the hoisting tongs to provide a clamp force to contain the coil during transfer.