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Design and Manufacturing of a Backup Roll Lifter for the Steel Industry

Backup Roll Lifter for Steel Industry
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Backup Roll Lifter for Steel Industry

A steel manufacturer required a lifting device to handle their backup roll assemblies safely and hands free. The design required a single lifting device to lift the top assembly, the transfer stool, and the bottom assembly. The bottom assembly had to be removed from a pit with minimal clearance.

Hunter Lift determined that a standard backup roll lift device was suitable for lifting both the upper and lower assemblies. A secondary set of lifting feet were included to lift the transfer stool. These additional lifting feet can be pinned up and out of the way of the backup roll assemblies for operation of the standard backup roll lift. Hunter Lift supplied the customer with drawings to modify their stool and allow for the addition of the lifting feet. The backup roll lifter was fabricated to lift up to 160,000 lbs. The unit was delivered to Indiana for installation and operation.

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Backup Roll Lifter - Project Highlights

Product NameBackup Roll Lifter
Product DescriptionCustomer required a lift to allow hands-free changing of roll assemblies
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesDesign
  • Lift Designed Under the Supervision of a Licensed Professional Engineer
Heat Treatment
  • Thermal Stress Relieving
  • Quench & Tempering
  • MAG Particle Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing-Load Bearing Plates
  • Paint Safety Yellow Using Tow Coat Process
  • Three Copies of Operation/Maintenance Manual Provided
Overall Part DimensionsLength:20 feet
Width:4 feet
Height:4 feet
Lifting Capacity160,000 lbs
Material UsedLift Lugs: High Yield Strength Alloy Steel ASTM A514
Pins/Studs: AISI 4140
Estimated Part Weight20,000 lb
Industry for UseSteel
Delivery Time6 to 8 Weeks
Delivery LocationPortage Indiana and many other locations
Standards MetManufacturing:
ANSI/AWS D14.1-Welding
USS Lift Specs
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