It is estimated that the global market for power transformers is worth in excess of $32.17 billion dollars. As the need for this technology continues to grow, even more unique types of transformer machinery will be required.
So, what solutions can the industry offer? We will begin answering this question by first examining the unique types of transformers that currently exist. It will then be easier to discuss how these clever devices are actually produced.
A Closer Look at Transformers
From a general perspective, electrical transformers serve a relatively straightforward purpose. Some are designed to increase the output voltage. These are often called “step-up” transformers. Others are engineered to reduce voltage. Unsurprisingly, these are referred to as “step-down” transformers. Here are a handful of typical transformer configurations:
- Isolation transformers
- Ferrite core transformers
- Air core transformers
- Toroidal transformers
There can also be times when specialized transformers are needed. For example, those found within magnetic resonance imaging machines are created by Tuboly-Astronic MRI winding machines. The main point is that production machinery will vary depending on the design that is required.
What Types of Transformer Machinery Exist?
For the sake of brevity, we will focus on machinery that is used to produce specific portions of electrical transformers. These can be broken down into two categories, and each will be examined immediately below.
Coil Winding Machines
Coils are one of the most important portions of any transformer. These ultimately determine the output voltage based on the number of turns (loops). It therefore stands to reason that transformer machinery is often concerned with the manufacture of these coils.
This type of machinery is engineered to meet extremely stringent standards. Furthermore, the exact configuration will vary in relation to the transformer being produced. Here are some examples that are offered by the team at Tuboly-Astronic:
- Horizontal winding machines
- Vertical winding machines
- Foil winding machines (for low- and high-voltage transformers)
- Machines used to create instrument transformers
As some transformers contain thousands of turns of coil, automation is obviously quite essential. It is nonetheless crucial that accuracy is never taken for granted. Other variables such as the presence of insulation and wire tension are likewise addressed by coil winding machines.
Core Manufacturing Machines
A transformer core uses a principle known as electromagnetic induction to transfer energy between two points. Without the presence of a core, no transformer would function. Thus, many types of transformer machinery are devoted to the production of these cores.
The line of core manufacturing equipment produced by Tuboly-Astronic addresses two key variables:
- Core cutting
- Core stacking
Cutting machines are used to create the exact shape and size of a transformer core. Once again, many configurations are available. These address variables such as height, width, voltage capacity, and alignment. Modular components also include shearing tools, roller feed systems, de-coilers, and hole punching.
Most transformer cores are comprised of a series of metal sheets that are stacked in multiple layers. These layers are then laminated with varnish or a similar type of insulation. The intention here is to limit the impact of eddy currents while ensuring high rates of magnetic flux. Core stacking machines are therefore equally vital.
The units manufactured by Tuboly-Astronic provide a host of customization options. Some of these include automated sheet unloading, different lamination widths and the ability to stack multiple logs. Once again, clients can determine the parameters that they require when speaking with a representative.
Why Choose the Types of Transformer Machinery Offered by Tuboly-Astronic?
We have already seen that our transformer machinery is engineered to meet extremely stringent demands. Furthermore, each unit has been individually certified to the highest of industry standards. Here are some additional advantages that customers can leverage when working with our team:
- Superior levels of client support
- Low maintenance costs
- A high return on investment (ROI)
- Reliable throughput
- User-friendly interfaces
- Modularity and scalability
Note that this article has only provided a brief overview of what Tuboly-Astronic has to offer. Those who wish to learn more about our transformer machinery should contact a specialist. We look forward to hearing from you!