Coiling on drum coilers / uncoilers / recoiling line is required by specific types of extruded pipes or by special fields of application. In fact, basically the drum is a reel on which the pipe is coiled and it can be made of cardboard, wood, plastic, or iron. In general, the drum coil needs no strapping unless to lock the initial coupling and the end piece of the pipe, or to make intermediate fastenings.
There are applications in which the drum is necessary and/or recommended. For example, many installers who use optical fiber pipes prefer having a wooden drum rather than a coil wrapped with straps. In this way, unwinding at the construction site is simpler to manage. On the other hand, a coil without reel can become more complex to handle once the straps are cut.
DRUM COILERS / UNCOILERS / RECOILING LINE
In terms of costs, the drum falls under the additional coiling costs item. The very cost of the drum can range from a few euros to several hundred euros. Higher transport costs than those for returning the empty spool are to be considered. Last but not least are the maintenance costs since a reel undergoes a deterioration process both at the construction sites and in handling, which can make it unusable for subsequent coilings.
To meet the specific requirements of several manufacturers, FB Balzanelli has developed a series of drum coilers designed to optimize the production processes of the different types of pipes and their applications.