The Power of the Coil.
The process of oscillating is much like a childhood toy, the yoyo. It’s the harmonic fluctuation between two things. For us, it refers to the winding, end to end, of several ribbon wound coils. By doing this, it assures more footage on each oscillating coil. With each wind, the coil wraps around itself creating a perfectly symmetrical wider coil. Conceptually, not unlike a reel of fishing line.
Oscillate wound coils offers a competitive advantage compared to users of ribbon wound coils, which include but are not limited to:
- Fewer changeovers
- Reduced start-up problems
- Less scrap
- Reduced tool fatigue
- Longer tool life
- Longer run times
- Functional welds
Now let’s talk numbers! As an example, one oscillate-wound coil weighing 2,000 lbs could contain the equivalent of ten (10) ribbon wound coils. This saves you time and money reducing the number of changeovers needed. Let’s break it down a bit further and use this sample for illustrative purposes.
Assume your company has a 201 2B Stainless Steel Strip monthly consumption of 40,000 lbs. Using our example above, to meet that demand, you would need 200 ribbon wound coils. Through our oscillate winding process, we could reduce the 200 coils down to 20 coils. This essentially could reduce your coil feed time by 180 coils freeing production time, reducing wasted scraps and manpower previously needed to make the changeover. Make sense now?