An UPENDER is a machine used to rotate heavy and bulky loads, such as coils, molds, dies, paper rolls, cylinders, and others, within a 90° arc. This can be useful in a variety of production and maintenance applications. FHOPE is a manufacturer of upenders and offers a range of options and customization options to suit different customer needs. They also test each upender thoroughly before shipping to ensure quality.
Mechanical upenders use a motor to control the turning structure, while hydraulic upenders use a hydraulic station. The type of upender used will depend on the weight and shape of the load that needs to be rotated. Both types of upenders are designed to accomplish the same function, but the mechanical and hydraulic versions may have different capabilities and performance characteristics. It is important to choose the right type of upender for the specific application to ensure that it can handle the load and function effectively.
Hydraulic upenders and roll upenders are specialized pieces of equipment that are used to rotate or reposition heavy or irregularly shaped objects. They are commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and logistics, where the need arises to move large or awkwardly shaped objects.
Hydraulic upenders use hydraulic cylinders to smoothly and accurately rotate a platform or table. This allows for precise positioning of the load, which can be especially useful for objects that are not symmetrical, such as long, cylindrical shapes. Roll upenders, on the other hand, are specifically designed to change the orientation of rolls and coils.
Both types of upenders are built with heavy-duty construction and fully integrated hydraulics to ensure that they can handle the weight and size of the objects they are designed to handle. This allows for efficient and safe handling of large and odd-shaped objects, reducing the risk of accidents and damage to the load.
The hydraulic paper roll upender and coil upender are both specialized types of hydraulic upenders that are designed for specific types of loads. The hydraulic paper roll upender has a powered conveyor and a U-shaped saddle to support and upend paper rolls, while the coil upender has a powered V-saddle and a clearance slot for a c-hook to place steel coils onto the saddle.
Both of these upenders are made of heavy-duty, welded steel construction to ensure their durability and strength. They also use high-quality, double-acting tilt cylinders to rotate the platforms, allowing for smooth and precise positioning of the load. The loads are rotated around heavy-duty pivot bearings, which have lubrication points to ensure smooth operation.
In addition, these upenders are equipped with electrical limit switches that halt rotation at each end of the pivot cycle. This helps to prevent overloading and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the upender.
Mechanical upenders, also known as coil positioners, are specialized pieces of equipment that are used to rotate heavy and bulky loads, such as steel coils, molds, and dies. These upenders provide an easy and efficient way to change the orientation of these types of objects, allowing for easier handling and transport.
Mechanical upenders operate using a mechanical system, rather than hydraulics, to rotate the load. They are capable of rotating the load 90 degrees in either direction, providing a wide range of motion and flexibility in positioning the load. They are commonly used in a variety of production and maintenance applications, and are available in a range of capacities, up to 200 tons.
FHOPE mechanical upenders are built with rugged, heavy-duty construction to ensure that they can handle the weight and size of the loads they are designed to handle. They also offer a variety of options and customization to meet the specific needs of different applications and environments.
Mechanical upenders are typically available in standard configurations, but can also be custom engineered for specific applications. They generally have a 3/4 round-shaped cradle that sits on four machined steel rollers. An electric-powered gear motor is used to drive a single or dual chain sprocket, providing the ability to rotate the load.
The number and type of drive chains used in a mechanical upender depends on the capacity and the location of the load’s center of gravity. This ensures that the upender has the necessary strength and stability to handle the weight of the load and maintain its balance during rotation.
Custom engineering of mechanical upenders allows for the creation of solutions that are tailored to the specific needs and requirements of a particular application. This can include features such as specialized cradles, additional drive chains, and other modifications to ensure optimal performance and safety.
The platforms of the upender cradle are an important component of the upender, as they not only support the load, but also serve as the interface between the upender and the handling device that sets or removes the load.
In the case of a basic upender, the platforms are typically flat, allowing for the placement of a variety of different loads. For handling steel coils, the coil is placed on a welded steel V-saddle, which helps to support the coil and maintain its stability during rotation.
The surface of the V-saddle can be bare steel or covered with replaceable Nylatron pads to provide additional grip and protection to the coil. In some cases, a motorized V-saddle can be used to gently move the coil and position it securely on the saddle before the upender tilts it. This can help prevent the coil from sliding or shifting during the upending process, ensuring a smooth and safe operation.
A motorized pallet adjuster is a useful feature for hydraulic upenders that are used to handle steel coils with a range of different diameters. The pallet adjuster can be used to automatically center the coil on the upender’s platform, ensuring that it is properly aligned and balanced for the upending process.
When loading a coil onto an upender using a crane and a c-hook or motorized coil grab, a slot or cutout may be necessary to allow for proper interfacing with the upender. This ensures that the coil can be properly placed on the upender’s platform and held securely in place during the upending process.
In some cases, structural set-offs may be used to support uniquely shaped loads on the upender’s platform. This can provide additional support and stability to the load, helping to prevent it from shifting or sliding during the upending process.