Orlando, Fla. — FB Balzanelli srl featured the FB ML7 5200 model automatic pipe coiler at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla.
The model is designed to coil smooth high density polyethylene pipe up to 10 inches, in coils with an outer diameter of 17 feet, a width of 8 feet, and up to 10 tons.
With these features, the company says the FB ML7 5200 is the largest fully automatic coiling machine ever built. The coiler is able to secure the pipe to the reel, coil it, execute intermediate and final strapping and offload the coil without operator supervision.
According to the company, the resulting coils of pipe are up to 10 times longer than standard coils, which reduces installation time and costs.
FB Balzanelli designs and manufactures its machines and mechanical components, and has nearly 1,000 of its systems installed around the world.
The company's Plymouth, Mich.-based unit, FB Balzanelli USA Inc., exhibited at NPE. The parent company is based in Milan, Italy.