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Pipe rotators/ Pipe alternators

Pipe rotators are used prior to crating plastic pipe which has been belled. When the bell is larger than the pipe it is typical in the crating process to offset the bells and stagger then ends which helps to reduce the distortion of the bell. There are typically two ways to stagger the bells, the first and more expensive method is to use a double headed belling which will bell the pipe in pairs producing a bell at opposing ends of the pipe. This method of belling is well suited for very high production speeds and more specifically belling short lengths of pipe which typically puts a high piece count per minute.

The more typical way of alternating the pipe ends is to use a pipe alternator also known a rotator or turner. We offer two basic designs, the first being a cantilevered double beam which is used for smaller light weight pipes and integrated within the Adescor equipment, and the second design is a stand alone scissor lift. Both designs use a pneumatic rotary cylinder to actuate the 180 degree turn for lighter weight pipes, and may be converted to hydraulic if lifting heavier longer length pipes.

The typical stand alone design which is incorporated into existing pipe handling systems is typically the scissor lift method. It is capable of high lifts, which allows the clearance of adjacent equipment. It is also appropriate for heavier pipe weights and long lengths.

The pipe rotators can be integrated within any Adescor downstream equipment, utilizing the existing control system, or they can be designed as stand alone with their own control system.

We typically find that a pipe rotator system has custom features to each project, which is driven by the surrounding equipment, pipe weights, lengths and cycle times. Adescor have a number of standard designs to draw off, and can quickly put together a quote for a pipe turning and packaging system.


Adescor 1224 PR


The 1224 pipe rotator is designed for heavier length of pipe up to 6m (24') in length. It is a hydraulically actuated rotator with a stand alone electrical system which is easily integrated into a customers existing pipe handling system.

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We offer a broad range of pipe extrusion downstream equipment. This includes pipe cutters, takeoff tables, crating equipment and many other accessory machinery used in a pipe plant. The equipment is made in Huron Park, Ontario by Adescor who have been building machinery for pipe extrusion plants for over 20 years.

We offer a range of pipe coiler solution for winding pipe or profiles in extrusion plants. From small manually operated single reel machines to large double head fully automatic systems, we have a pipe winder solution that will meet your needs. The machinery can be used in both solid wall or corrugated pipe extrusion systems.

We offer replacement molds for many types of pipe corrugators used in North America. We also offer proto-typing capability for technical tubes and hoses through a number of our partners. If you need molds made for a new part, and want us to organize the test run, we are happy to do so.