Flat Strip Pallet Decoilers

For Coil Stock Applications

the UN-COILER

The Un-Coiler slashes downtime

The design and functionality of the Un-Coiler flat strip pallet decoiler allows operators to change coils more quickly. Once an Un-Coiler is loaded, the operator simply guides the first coil around the drum and into the production machine’s feeding mechanism – an operation that takes about five minutes. When the top coil runs out, the operation is repeated on the next coil and so on. Those five-minute intervals multiplied by the number of coils on a pallet add up to a fraction of the time it takes to change coils on single coil systems. There’s no replenishment and hoisting time between coil changes. Further, thanks to the Un-Coiler’s superb tension control, it helps to reduce misfeeds and tool breakage, another dramatic timesaving feature of the pallet decoiler.

The Un-Coiler pallet decoiler is gentle on metal

The Un-Coiler is easy on all materials. Even soft metals like brass and copper can be uncoiled and fed without causing edge damage and scrap, with our coil handling equipment.Lifting vertical coils can crimp the bottom edge of strip material. Slings and hooks can cause damage, too, and all the pulling and tugging can make the coils more egg-shaped than round! Not so with the Un-Coiler. First, there’s no manual coil handling.

Second, the smooth table rotation eliminates the pulling effect and material marring that can occur with unpowered un-coilers. Plus, for highly polished, painted or other nicely finished materials, we offer a urethane guide drum for the utmost protection.In the rare event of excess tension in the coil loop, the unit is designed to initiate an emergency stop. When that occurs, a safety interlock circuit is engaged, which shuts the production machinery down instantaneously.

The Un-Coiler improves safety

Many coil handling equipment and methods, such as vertical reels, cradles, and pan-types are not only time-consuming, but also physically straining. These inefficient methods accommodate only one coil at a time. When coils need to be changed, the operator has to hunt down another coil (or get one from the stack of coils cluttering the work area) and spend several minutes lifting, hoisting, and loading. Many operators wear back braces for support and leather gloves to protect from lacerations. Plus, workers expose themselves to the possibility of coils falling from hooks and slings and causing very serious injuries. Conversely, with the Un-Coiler from Norwalk Innovation, an entire pallet of strip stock coils may be placed on its turntable – safely and ergonomically loaded by forklift, without the need for back-braces and gloves.

As an added plus, because there is no concern about lifting with the Un-Coiler, you may be able to increase the diameters of your coils, further increasing efficiency and run time. Plus, material vendors often offer a lower unit cost on larger coils, adding to your bottom line even more!

The Un-Coiler allows better labor allocation

The Un-Coiler requires no continuous monitoring so your operators can do more productive tasks. A full and long-lasting pallet of coils is loaded at one time, not individual coils as needed. And happily, no operator adjustment is required during production.

The Un-Coiler is portable

Further, the Un-Coiler is portable. While the unit is rigid and designed to accommodate up to 10,000 lbs. (4500 kg) of material, it can be easily moved from one location to another, either rolled with our optional caster wheels or lifted by forklift. There are no permanent connecting wires to the production machine. You have directional control, as well. The Un-Coiler can rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.

…or not

To keep the Un-Coiler from shifting during very high speeds, you may choose to secure the unit to the floor with our optional, bolt-down feet.

The Un-Coiler is maintenance-free

The Un-Coiler is easy on all materials. Even soft metals like brass and copper can be uncoiled and fed without causing edge damage and scrap, with our coil handling equipment.Lifting vertical coils can crimp the bottom edge of strip material. Slings and hooks can cause damage, too, and all the pulling and tugging can make the coils more egg-shaped than round! Not so with the Un-Coiler. First, there’s no manual coil handling.

Second, the smooth table rotation eliminates the pulling effect and material marring that can occur with unpowered un-coilers. Plus, for highly polished, painted or other nicely finished materials, we offer a urethane guide drum for the utmost protection.In the rare event of excess tension in the coil loop, the unit is designed to initiate an emergency stop. When that occurs, a safety interlock circuit is engaged, which shuts the production machinery down instantaneously.

The Un-Coiler is versatile to meet your uncoiling needs

The Un-Coiler is extremely versatile with its ability to uncoil a variety of materials in widths from 3/8″ to 30″ and for several different applications. Flat strip stock applications include:

  • Stamping
  • Plating
  • Spiral Winding
  • Corrugating
  • Roll Forming
  • Four Slide
  • Deep Drawing
  • Cut-To-Length

The Un-Coiler is extremely versatile with its ability to uncoil a variety of materials in widths from 3/8″ to 30″ and for several different applications. Flat strip stock applications include:

  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Alloys
  • Plastics
  • Paper

Optional Decoiler Features

To further enhance the operation and versatility of your Un-Coiler, we offer the following optional decoiler features and coil-handling equipment components:

  • Coil Lock – ID retainer secures top coil on load
  • Center Keeping Device – centers and retains coil load
  • Various Guide Drum Widths – accommodates coil stock widths from 6″ to 30″
  • Urethane Guide Drum – protects painted or polished stock surfaces
  • Chromed Steel Guide Drum – longer wearing surface
  • Table Heights – standard 14″ or 20″. Custom base heights available.
  • Bolt-Down Floor Tabs – secures unit to floor for high speed applications
  • Control Heads
    • Extra Height – handles loads greater than 40″ high
    • Extra Tension – provides greater back tension for heavier stock
    • Extra Guide Drum Travel – accommodates larger feed lengths and faster acceleration
    • Pneumatic Control Head – easier tension control adjustment through air regulator and gauge
  • Caster Wheels – for rolling unit from one location to another
  • Powered Stock Feed – for optimum loop control
  • Roller Stands/Strip Supports – supports the strip between the Un-Coiler and machine
  • Attached Powered Stock Straightener
  • Step-Down Transformers – from 480 VAC or 600 VAC
  • Non-slip Table Mat – for added pallet load security
  • Wire Guide Control – for wire stock applications
  • Regenerative Braking – standard on all models 5000 lbs. or larger; optional on CR124 and CR3542; for improved acceleration and braking in high speed applications
  • Coiled Motor Cord – alternative to standard flexible conduit
  • Table Extension Plates – increases table OD capacity to 60″ or 72″