Kobe Steel, in its Ohio mill, took advantage of a uniquely designed steel transfer car manufactured by Handling Specialty. The extreme duty car was required to accumulate wire rod continuously and then transfer it between process lines. Two traversing transfer cars, with power-clamp tooling for handling the wire rod, were designed and constructed for a new product assembly line. Essential to the success of the application were the cars’ durability: They needed to withstand the harsh manufacturing environment of a steel mill as well as endure continuous cycling. The 13,000 lb. capacity car had a self-propelled system which incorporated specialized hydraulic and electrical components.
- Heavy duty scissor lift
- Traversing transfer cars with power clamp tooling
- Continuous running cycle, extreme duty conditions
- Rugged system built to withstand harsh industrial environment in a steel mill