Both the mechanical coil and the hydraulic coil upenders are designed to perform the same function, and the weight and shape of the load will determine which type to use.
Upenders are commonly used to move coils and rollers from the "eye to wall" position to the "eye to sky" position and vice versa. They can also be used for palletizing or depalletizing products or for maintenance of molds or other tools.
Normal operation involves placing the tray on the vertical platform surface and nesting the edge of the tray in a slot between the V-bracket and the vertical platform surface. The roll or roll material is then brought to the machine and placed on the platform with a V-shaped bracket. A variety of material handling equipment can be used to accomplish this task.