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Metal fabricator handles steel coils with tilter

Supplier: Safetech
29 November, 2011

The company is a fabricator of metal enclosures.


  • Customer receives heavy steel coils on pallets that need to be tilted 90º so they are horizontal and ready to be loaded onto unwinders.
  • Coils are approx 950mm diameter and 1,600kg in weight

The Problem:

Tilting the coils and support pallet through 90º must be safe and controlled.  Some companies ‘flip’ coils using forklift tynes, but this is unsafe and damaging to product.

Product Chosen:

  • The Safetech AT2-90 hydraulic Tilter was chosen for its’ simplicity of operation, safety and controlled movement of the heavy coil.
  • A V-shaped cradle securely supports the round coil so it cannot slide or roll
  • Cradle also has a space for pallet

Benefits of this product:

  • Tilter can be easily relocated within factory by forklift
  • Plugs into a 3 phase outlet
  • Gentle tilting process = no damage to product
  • Can be used by any personnel with minimal training for safe operation
  • Tilts loads both directions so coil can be tilted onto or off a pallet 


  • Forklift roll handling products are expensive and tie up a forklift
  • Tipping coils by overbalancing damaged outer layers