HUBTEX cable drum transporters are specially designed for the handling of heavy coils for cable and pipe systems with a load capacity up to 60 tons and are always specified to the respective application. Drums with a diameter of 5 m and a width of up to 3.5 m can be handled. The transporters are designed for indoor use and combinable outdoor use.
The special requirements include the high point load due to the small contact area of the coil flanges, the different coil widths and the individual warehouse situation.
Load handling variants
HUBTEX drum transporter with swivel-mounted pick-up traverse
With our drum transporter with swivel-mounted pick-up traverse, the load is pulled onto the pick-up ramp of the vehicle with the aid of cables and bolts.
HUBTEX drum transporter with pick-up prism and frame lift
To pick up the load, it is completely straddled by the drum transporter, which then encloses it and finally lifts it using the integrated lift in the frame.
HUBTEX drum transporter with lifting spindles
Once the vehicle has straddled the drum, the spindles are inserted into the hub bore of the drum and the drum is then finally lifted.
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Owing to the pipe drums having become heavier, both the old special transporters in use at Brugg Rohrsysteme (Switzerland) had reached their limit. The susceptibility to breakdowns increased, the downtimes were longer as well and the productivity was unsatisfactory. Therefore, Brugg commissioned the specialist from Fulda, Hubtex, to find a new solution in the form of a special machine for moving up to 12 t of heavy pipe drums. Just six months passed from the first idea, through the intermediate in-spection and up to final shipment.