Mechanical Upenders

Mechanical Upenders

Below the hook mechanical upenders or coil positioners are used in production areas and maintenance applications to tip steel, aluminum & other non-ferrous coils through 90 degrees. Available in standard configurations or custom engineered for your particular application.

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  • - Floor mounted with capacities up to 100,000 lbs. along with a variety of options.
  • - Reinforced welded steel construction with solid steel bottom plate
  • - Single or double chain drives depending on the load center of gravity
  • - Heavy duty drive gearbox with single speed motor and disc brake
  • - Support our economy - our products are Made in the USA.

Non hydraulic system uses an electric-powered gear motor mounted in the base frame. This gear drives either a single or dual chain sprocket for movement which then turns the 3/4 round-shaped cradle on four robust machined steel rollers. 


We're flexible - We are not interested in a generic one size fits all solutions for just any warehouse out there. We're looking for the best solution for your production plant or warehouse. We're ready - We keep our equipment in stock at all times, your production time is too valuable to sacrifice waiting around for the new equipment to come in. We're commited - we've put three decades of experience into developing our product line and we stand behind it 100%. 

Below the hook mechanical upenders or coil positioners are used in production areas and maintenance applications to tip steel, aluminum & other non-ferrous coils through 90 degrees. Upenders rely on an electric motor and transmission drive to rock a structural cradle through the 90-degree angle. Cherry's Industrial has mechanical upenders available in standard configurations or custom engineered for your particular application.

Select From Several Types of Mechanical Upenders for Sale

Our selection of upenders includes cradlerotating top and mechanical adjustable sidewall models that offer the following features:

  • Rotates metal coils, dies, molds and other hefty, bulky items through 90 degrees in either direction
  • Heavy-duty welded steel round cradle frame resting atop four machined rollers
  • Rotation provided by a chain sprocket driven by a gear motor
  • Sealed bearings assist the rollers in supporting the load
  • Upenders designed to operate via your in-house power supply
  • Capacity range from 3,000 lbs. to 100,000 lbs.
  • May be equipped with either a V-saddle or flat platform
  • Brake motor and gear reducer ensure a smooth rotating cycle
  • Easy-to-operate electronic controls
  • Optional features include built-in lift tables, roller conveyors, 180-degree and 360-degree toating bases and more

Benefits of Mechanical Upenders

Mechanical coil positioners from Cherry's Industrial will provide a host of benefits in numerous material handling applications. Perhaps the most important benefit is safety: by reducing the need for human intervention, upenders lower the risk of injury that comes with handling heavy loads. You will experience fewer workplace accidents that can lead to costly employee absenteeism and workers' compensation claims, and also minimize the likelihood of liability issues.

Mechanical upenders will also increase productivity and efficiency when performing material handling tasks. You will be able to eliminate repetitive steps and complete jobs in less time than other machines or via manual labor. By streamlining your workflows, mechanical upenders will enable you to get loads out the door faster and provide better service to your customer base.

Upender Applications

Upenders can serve a variety of applications for companies across a broad spectrum of industries. You can use them for tool and die handling, palletizing and depalletizing heavy loads, coil reorientation and engine block manufacturing. You can also integrate them with your existing material handling system to enhance its overall efficiency and productivity.

If your company needs an upender for a specialized application that is beyond the capability of a stock machine, Cherry's Industrial can help. We can customize our mechanical coil positioners to your specifications. Whether you need to modify the equipment to meet a functional, ergonomic or safety requirement, we can work with you to develop a machine that solves a problem in your operation — at a price that fits your budget.

Why Choose Cherry's Industrial Equipment as Your Mechanical Upender Supplier?

At Cherry's Industrial, we specialize in selling high-quality warehousing equipment that solves 100% of our customers' problems. You can count on us for the best service in the material handling industry — we can even help you choose the right product for your job requirements. You'll also appreciate our competitive pricing that will help you save money and improve what matters the most: your bottom line.

Browse our current mechanical upender inventory, and feel free contact us if you need additional information. You can also give us a call at 800-350-0011 or request a quote by filling out and submitting the form at the bottom of each product page.