Copper winding machines offer numerous industrial applications. Many of these are associated with high-voltage (HV) coil production. These can then be used throughout the electrical industry. Still, how does a copper wire winding machine work?
Although the question seems simple at first glance, there is a bit more than meets the eye. Let us examine this machinery in greater detail. Customers can then speak with a Tuboly-Astronic representative to choose the right model.
How does a copper wire winding machine work?
As this science and engineering white paper notes, any type of wire winding machine comprises specific elements. Let’s take a look at the basics, which include:
- A central motor
- A clamping mechanism
- A mould
- The wire itself
The motor turns the copper wire that is already clamped down into a mould. The motor will then spin until the thickness of the coil reaches the desired length.
There are additional concerns that may sometimes need to be addressed. Examples include the shape of the coil and whether insulation is required. Let us now take a look at these variables in greater detail.
What are the insulation requirements of a copper wire winding machine?
While some coils (such as transformer cores) are made of bare copper wire, others might need to be insulated. How can this be accomplished within industrial settings?
One example can be seen in our line of WHC winding machines. In this case, a layer of insulation will be built up around a wire in a single strip. After that, the insulation is fed and fixed into place. Note that conical and cylindrical dimensions can be selected.
It is also possible to separate and re-attach the insulation after applying each layer. The process is completely automatic, and no manual intervention is required. Therefore, the insulated wire can be directly fed into the cooling channel. This ability vastly simplifies the overall process.
The software behind coil winding machines
We have already seen that many winding processes are now fully automated. However, issues such as precision and throughput still need to be considered. This situation is when cutting-edge software solutions provide numerous benefits.
Modern software solutions can address several factors. Examples include:
- Any necessary stop points
- Insulation thickness
- The length and weight of the wire
- The type of mould being used
Note that users can program different types of insulation (depending upon the type of wire being produced). This software can be installed through one of two methods. It may be placed within a coil winding machine or controlled from a desktop computer.
User-friendly designs are a final concern. This UI layout helps to prevent mistakes during the manufacturing process. Furthermore, the software should be compatible with well-known operating systems. This need for compatibility is why the equipment supplied by Tuboly-Astronic functions within a Windows 7 framework.
The type of coil being produced
Another obvious factor involves the type of copper coil that is desired. Certain coils are designed for specific applications. Therefore, a winding machine should offer superior levels of flexibility.
Our line of HV winding machines includes coils rated at up to 600 kVA that are produced with ease. Both strip and full-length insulation are supported. The rating depends upon the model selected.
It was already mentioned that the shape of the coil would also depend upon its final application. Cylindrical and conical are the two most common configurations. Therefore, modern coil winding machines should contain interchangeable moulds.
Why choose the products offered by Tuboly-Astronic?
Now that we understand how copper wire winding machines work, what other advantages can our customers enjoy? Here are some additional reasons to choose the services offered by Tuboly-Astronic:
- Quality craftsmanship guarantees a high return on investment
- Superior levels of customer support
- More than 30 years of industry experience
- Straightforward implementation within modern production facilities
- User-friendly and intuitive control interfaces
Of course, our team also offers a host of other products. Therefore, we encourage all customers to take a closer look at the unique possibilities.
Do you have any additional questions regarding our copper coil winding machines? If so, please contact a representative at Tuboly-Astronic. We will be more than happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.