The 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder has become a game-changer in the world of stamping production. Its energy-efficient design, space-saving capabilities, and user-friendly features have made it increasingly popular. However, the traditional 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeders have faced a significant challenge—the need for manual assistance in material feeding, preventing the realization of fully automated stamping production.
The Challenge of Manual Material Feeding
In traditional 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeders, a material support frame is positioned at the feeding inlet of the leveling and feeding head. Below this frame, on the left side, sits a hydraulic loading platform. Here’s how it works: a coiled metal material is placed on the hydraulic platform, which is then activated to transport it to the spindle of the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder. This allows the material to pass through the expansion and contraction rollers. However, the real challenge arises when the material’s leading edge needs to be pulled manually through the material support frame into the leveling and feeding head.
This manual material feeding process becomes particularly strenuous and potentially dangerous when dealing with thick steel plates, especially those with a thickness of 4mm or more. Pulling the material’s leading edge into the entrance of the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder can be tricky due to the material’s coiled form, which tends to form a concave arc that arches upward. Straightening it to fit the horizontal entrance of the leveling and feeding head is a time-consuming task, especially for thicker and smaller coils of steel, often requiring additional effort and resources. This not only results in high labor intensity but also leads to the wastage of valuable working time, leaving many customers dissatisfied.
The Solution: Fully Automated Material Feeding
To truly achieve full automation in the operation of the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder, a revolutionary change was needed. The material support frame at the feeding inlet of the leveling and feeding head has been replaced with a cutting-edge material leading edge bending and flattening device. This innovation leverages the active displacement of the material folding arm to clamp the leading edge of the coiled material, followed by preliminary leveling through the hydraulic material leading edge leveling device.
In combination with the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder’s material pressing arm, material supporting arm, and material blocking arm, this new device enables completely automated material feeding. Operators now have the convenience of controlling and commanding the entire process via the touchscreen on the control panel. This ensures rapid and stable material loading, fundamentally guaranteeing efficient, safe, and reliable feeding.
Streamlined, User-Friendly Operation
In practical use, the process begins with the hydraulic loading platform (for units without hydraulic cranes) feeding the uncoiling machine. The coiled material is then expanded and tightened using the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder’s touchscreen control panel. Next, the material supporting arm is raised to secure the material coil, while the pneumatic material blocking arm is lowered. Operators can easily secure it against the sides of the coil, preventing any lateral movement.
After cutting the straps securing the material coil, the material’s leading edge is gripped multiple times by the material supporting arm, and it is automatically fed into the material folding arm inlet. The folding arm is then lowered, and its roller is rotated inward, allowing the leading edge to smoothly enter the hydraulic leveling and pressing head device. The result? A user-friendly, efficient, and highly automated process that makes stamping production a breeze.
In conclusion, the 3-in-1 decoiler straightener feeder has transformed the world of stamping production. By eliminating manual material feeding challenges and introducing fully automated solutions, it has become an indispensable tool for those seeking efficiency, safety, and reliability in their operations. Say goodbye to labor-intensive processes and hello to streamlined, user-friendly production.