Coil handling efficiency is dependent on the terminal equipment at the feed end of the line and the features of this equipment.
Do you have “short run” orders which result in significant “return to stock” in your facility? If the answer is yes, you should consider a turnstile.
The turnstile allows the coil handling operator to safely pre-stage up to 4 coils on “arms” and then rotate this unit presenting the coil to the coil car for removal. This unit helps reduce the coil changeover time significantly.
In a lean manufacturing environment where the goal is to increase inventory turns a turnstile will help make this a reality.