Ridgway MTM

MTM MOBILE/Travelling Head Coil Taping Machine

Designed for the efficient taping of large stator coils and bars

Mobile/Travelling Head Coil Taping Machine

The MTM Mobile/Travelling Head Coil Taping Machine provides a unique solution to maximise the productivity of applying insulation tapes to larger size electrical coils or bars, with a typical slot length capacity of up to 4000mm.

Ridgway's MTM is specifically designed for handling these larger size coils/bars using a combination of retractable pneumatic coil supports, adjustable rear clamp stands and coil eye supports.

The taping head is mounted on a mobile carriage which seats the operator and travels along the straight bar or straight leg of coil to be taped, in both directions.

As the carriage approaches the pneumatic coil supports, the clamps open automatically and the support arm moves away to the rear of the machine.

The MTM machine can be operated continuously in both directions, travel is simply reversed by the operator moving a joystick.

Taping Head

The taping head rotates around the coil applying a pair of tapes simultaneously with the tension being settable between 0.5 and 7.0 kg. Tape reel carriers automatically follow the natural angle of the tape being applied to the coil in relation to the coil axis. The MTM head can apply tapes at a rotational speed of up to 250 rpm to maximise productivity.

Drive System

The MTM uses twin variable speed motors to provide and synchronise the taping head drive and carriage traverse functions. These are controlled by a foot pedal mounted on the taping head carriage, with reversing selection by joystick control.

Coil Support

Pneumatically assisted coil support and clamping system with 3 retractable arms, fully adjustable rear clamp stands and coil eye clamps/supports.

Operator Controls

The operator controls for guard reset, bump strip reset, carriage direction selection and taping head drive controls are all mounted on the mobile carriage for ease of use. Factory pre-set acceleration and deceleration ramps ensure gentle start and stop operations.

Safety Guarding

The MTM is equipped with fixed mesh screen guards on 3 sides for operator safety. On the open side of the machine enclosure an electronic light sensor guard automatically detects any intrusion and activates the safety circuit, cutting power to stop the machine.


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Rotational speed

250rpm maximum

Tape width

25mm / 30mm

Tape head centre height

1040mm from floor level

Tape Spools

Two Spools ID 55mm/OD 200mm

Tape tension

0.5kg to 7.0kg direct pull

Tape feeding angle

Automatic. Correct angle always found either side of centre line

Straight Bar Length
(Slot Length)

Typically 4000mm maximum

Coil Cross Section

Maximum size 125mm x 60mm

Minimum size 50mm x 10mm

Coil Support System

Retractable pneumatic coil supports to suit maximum coil / bar length

Optional fully adjustable rear clamp stands

2 coil eye support clamping assemblies

Operator Controls

Carriage mounted for guard reset, bump strip reset, carriage/head drive

Air Supply

6 bar maximum, clean dry air

Power Supply

415 volts 3 phase 50 hz (other voltages available)


Less than 80dB(A)

CE Compliant