Patent Number: 6,305,277

Title: Coil handling device

Abstract: A coil handling system, and a method of operating the same, comprises an indexer assembly having a pair of rotatable spindles mounted thereon for supporting a coil of material upon which binding straps are to be placed at predetermined circumferential positions by a strap binding assembly when the rotatable spindles index the coil of material to the predetermined circumferential positions. Upon completion of the strap binding operation, an upender assembly is moved upwardly from a lowered position so as to remove the bound coil of material from the indexer assembly, the indexer assembly is moved to a location remote from the upender assembly so as to permit the upender assembly to be returned to its lowered position with the bound coil of material supported thereon, and the upender assembly is returned to its lowered position at which the upender assembly deposits the bound coil of material upon a conveyor assembly which conveys the bound coil of material to a remote location for further routing or processing prior to commercial distribution.

Inventors: Witczak; Stanislaw (Norwood Park Township, IL), Goin; Bobby L. (Florence, SC)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

International Classification: B65B 27/00 (20060101); B65B 27/06 (20060101); B65B 027/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018