CONVENTIONAL
FEED LINES

Steel Coil Processing Feed Line Equipment

Colt's Conventional Feed Lines bring Mechanical Engineering Science
& Advanced Software Fabrication

Colt’s Conventional Coil Feed Lines for processing sheet metal coils in a variety of materials have been specifically engineered to meet your long-term and short-term needs and are suited to all press types.  Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) and High-Strength Steel (HSS) have rapidly become a popular material used by stamping fabricators to build automotive parts, parts for appliances, batteries and so much more. 

To process bulk steel coils made from AHSS and other such thick gauge steel takes specialized equipment to deliver fast and accurately to the Press. Colt’s coil handling equipment has dramatically increased the efficiency and throughput of pressrooms.

Advanced controls and mechanical enhancements increase profitability, reduce downtime and has become a staple for steel coil handling feed lines. 

Conventional Feed Line equipment include: Uncoiler / DecoilersPeelers & ThreadersPowered StraightenersThreading/Looping TableServo Feeder and other coil tail technologies.

Modular Equipment For Maximum Efficiency And Flexibility

Each individual Coil Processing Equipment Feed Line Component is precision engineered and can operate independently or as part of a common feed line. This allows for future proofing as material changes. Each separate component can be replaced or retrofitted as, and when required. Greater flexibility at lower costs change only the piece of equipment you need when you need it.

Minimum Width

6″

150mm

Maximum Width

84″

2135mm

Minimum Weight

1000lbs

455kg

Maximum Weight

70000lbs

31750kg

Feed Line Components

Flexible To Your Needs:

• Advanced Controls with visual display

• Manual or Automated parameter controls with recipe options

 • All rolls are 52100 alloy steel hardened to 60-64 Rockwell and cylindrically ground. Best-in-Class 

• Available with power, or braking configuration options 

• Fits into any press environment – Blanking, Prog, Transfer, Roll Forming etc.

 • Individually changeable Feed Line components

 • Scalable Weight and Width (7, 9, 11 roll options)

• Light, Medium, Heavy & Extra Heavy-Duty 

• Cluster gear driven entry & exit pinch rolls

• Aviation grade alloy gears with hardened teeth

 • Efficient fast coil changeovers (often 4 minutes or less)

• Low Maintenance

• High accurate output with SERVO technology 

• Quality, long lasting, best-in-class material and parts

Colt Automation can provide many optional features to fully automate the entire feed process.

Conventional Coil Handling Feed Line Examples

50,000lbs x 72inch Extra Heavy-Duty Conventional Feed Line

fully featured AHSS Feed Line recently built by COLT for a Top 5 Tier One Automotive Manufacturer. COLT has been manufacturing the finest in automation feed equipment for: stampers, fabricators, and roll feeds for a variety of manufacturers since 1965.
Conventional feed line example

Coil Processing Equipment equipped with Extra Heavy-Duty Straightener, Triple Backup rolls to limit roll deflection for processing AHSS, and Colt designed counterbalance pinch rolls for near weightlessness. Ideal for aluminum, a traversing Servo Feeder, with Hydraulic Clamping to allow for Stacking Cart access. Torque Drive powered Uncoiler has Pumpkin Tooth Mandrel, Hydraulic Retaining arms. Advanced controls & features utilizing customer selected Rockwell/Allen Bradly Kinetics drives, AB HMI’s, & PLC. All Automated & recipe centering, rolls and guide adjustments, Pass line height.

Fine Blanking Feed Line. European Quality, North American Budget

15,000lbs X 12inches. This conventional coil Feed Line used for fine blanking consists of a 9 roll fully-automated Straightener, Automated Entry Guides, Peeler/Threader/DekinkerTraveling Uncoiler to a Fixed Coil Car. Uncoiler is equipped with auto- centering, automated Hydraulic Retaining Arms and a Fine blanking Pumpkin Tooth Mandrel to reduce coil tail trap. Advanced Controls & Features utilizing customer selected Omron HMI, & PLC.

FINE Blanking Feed Line

6,000lbs X 12inch Medium-Duty Conventional Coil Feed Line

Equipped with a Double Uncoiler with Hold Down Arms a 9 rolls Alligator Head Straightener and a Medium-Duty Feeder. Advanced Controls & Features utilizing customer selected Siemens HMI, & PLC.

Medium Duty Conventional Feed Line