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Heavy Duty, Multiple Conductor Loop Winding Line with In-Line Turn Taping Features

July 2016

Ridgway Machines announces the successful installation and commissioning of a heavy duty loop winding line for manufacturing large stator coils. The line was requested by French company, JEUMONT Electric SAS, a major electrical manufacturer.

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W-LAP Heavy Duty Loop Winding Beam

Successful Exhibition at wire Dusseldorf

April 2016

Ridgway Machines, enjoyed a successful exhibition at wire Dusseldorf in April. Ridgway took the opportunity to meet with customers, discussing plans for new and existing manufacturing developments.

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New Coil Workshop facility for Major UK Coil Manufacturer

February 2016

Ridgway Machines is pleased to announce the completion of installation and commissioning of the range of new coil manufacture and taping solutions requested by a major UK coil manufacturer for their new coil workshop in the UK.

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Ridgway at Wire 2016 & CWIEME Berlin and Shanghai 2016

January 2016

After a successful 2015, Ridgway Machines will be maintaining their international profile by exhibiting at three popular and important industry events during 2016.

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Ridgway Joins EASA Professional Trade Organisation

October 2015

Ridgway Machines, has recently joined the EASA worldwide trade organisation. EASA is a dynamic, professional trade organization, recognized internationally as the leader in the electrical and mechanical apparatus sales, service and repair industry.

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Multi Position Pivoting De-Reeler Drum Stand boosts productivity for Coil Manufacturers

September 2015

Ridgway has developed a new Multi Position Pivoting De-Reeler Drum Stand. The sixteen drum pay off drum stand features 16 separate cantilevered drum shafts, each with twin bearing units. The number of drums can be configured to suit customer requirements.

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Multi Position Pivoting De-Reeler Drum Stand with Control Panel

Third Ridgway Taping Line Ordered by Wire Electric Supplies (WES)

June 2015

Ridgway Machines is pleased to announce the order of a third horizontal taping line by Wire Electric Supplies (WES). Based in Telford UK, WES are a leading supplier to the electric coil winding industry.

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Ridgway Horizontal Taping Lines at Wire Electric Supplies

Poloidal Field Coil Tape Wrapping Video

June 2015

Ridgway has released a video of the automated tape wrapping head system specifically designed for the ITER Poloidal Field (PF) Superconductor Coils. The video shows 6 layers of insulation applied by to a high level of precision.​

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Detail of Automated Tape Wrapping Head

Straighten, Strip & Cut Line Generates Customer Interest at CWIEME Berlin

May 2015

CWIEME Berlin was a busy time for Ridgway: the international trade show was well attended and saw great interest in Ridgway's new Straighten, Strip & Cut (SSC) line. Also at the show, an established customer placed an order for a large BCT taping machine.

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A rare quiet moment for Ridgway at CWIEME Berlin

Ridgway Continues to Lead the World for Innovative Tape Wrapping Solutions on the ITER International Fusion Energy Project

April 2015

Automated tape wrapping head to insulate Poloidal Field Coils: Ridgway announces receipt of a further major contract for the ITER international nuclear fusion reactor project, placed by the Sea Alp Engineering Consortium.

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ITER Tokamak (showing Poloidal Field Coils PF 1-5)

New Straighten, Strip & Cut Line

March 2015

Ridgway introduces a new Straighten, Strip and Cut (SSC) line, designed for the rapid production of insulated conductors with dressed ends for armature, rotor and stator bar manufacture.

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Ridgway Straighten, Strip and Cut (SSC) line

Chris Lapsley Appointed at Ridgway Machines

November 2014

Ridgway Machines, world leader in taping machinery for the energy and power industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Lapsley as Sales Manager.

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Chris Lapsley, Sales Manager at Ridgway Machines

Ridgway Stand at CWIEME Berlin Attracts Worldwide Visitors to Coil Taping Machine Demonstrations

July 2014

Live demonstrations included the latest Ridgway NCT Narrow Coil Taping machine, providing a unique solution to boost the productivity of taping narrow wind turbine generator stator coils. A wide range of coil manufacturing equipment was also shown...

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Ridgway Gantry Suspended Taping Machine Demonstration at CWIEME 2014

Ridgway Announces New Management Team to Drive Growth Plans for Core Business in the Power Industry

June 2014

Restructuring to sharpen focus on global sector growth opportunities: Ridgway Machines is pleased to announce a new senior team responsible for managing the core Company business including machinery for electrical conductor, cable and coil manufacture.

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Tony Hart - New Managing Director at Ridgway Machines Ltd

High Speed Coil Taping Demonstrations to feature at CWIEME Berlin 2014 - Hall 1.1 / Stand 11E49

May 2014

Ridgway Machines (Hall 1.1 Stand 11E49), is once again exhibiting at the international CWIEME Coil Manufacturing trade show in Berlin. Last year Ridgway featured its largest ever exhibition stand - attracting customers and visitors from over 40 countries.

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Ridgway welcomed visitors from over 40 countries at CWIEME 2013

Ridgway Stand at Wire Dusseldorf Attracts Visitors from over 30 Countries to Discuss High Performance Wire, Cable and Pipe Taping Solutions

April 2014

Ridgway Machines, welcomed visitors from over 30 countries onto their largest ever exhibition stand at Wire Dusseldorf. Visitors were interested in Ridgway equipment for a wide range of worldwide applications.

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Largest ever Ridgway Stand at Wire Dusseldorf 2014

Ridgway looks forward to meeting worldwide customers and partners at Wire Dusseldorf 2014

April 2014

Leading into Wire 2014, Ridgway 4 pad tangential taping head features on cover of leading trade journal Wire & Cable Technology International

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Ridgway's 4 pad tangential taping head on the cover of Wire & Cable Technology

Latest Developments in High Performance Wire, Cable & Pipe Taping Solutions Feature at Wire Dusseldorf 2014

January 2014

Latest Developments in High Performance Wire, Cable and Pipe Taping Solutions Featured on the Ridgway Machines Stand E05 Hall 11 at Wire Dusseldorf 2014. Largest ever Ridgway Stand showcases horizontal and vertical taping lines.

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Ridgway Machines 4 Pad Tangential Taping Head

Ridgway Awarded Additional Major Contract for Tape Wrapping Systems on ITER International Fusion Energy Project

November 2013

Ridgway Machines receives further major contract for the ITER international nuclear fusion reactor project: The order from Elytt Energy covers additional tape wrapping head systems to insulate superconductor coils for the ITER Toroidal Field magnets.

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ITER Tokamak - TFCoils highlighted in orange

Ridgway Awarded Major Contract for Tape Wrapping Systems on ITER International Fusion Energy Project

August 2013

Ridgway Machines receives major new contract from General Atomics, US based leader in fusion research and technology. Tape wrapping system will insulate superconductor coils for the central solenoid magnet on the international nuclear fusion reactor ITER.

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ITER Central Solenoid Magnet System

Ridgway Stand at CWIEME Berlin attracts visitors from over 40 countries and record number of sales enquiries

June 2013

Largest ever Ridgway stand features new coil manufacturing products, leading to a record number of sales enquiries received at the CWIEME trade show in Berlin. The stand attracted customers and visitors from over 40 countries worldwide.

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Largest ever Ridgway stand at CWIEME Berlin 2013

New Mobile Taping Machine offers a Unique Travelling Head Carriage to Maximise Large Coil Productivity

June 2013

New MTM simplifies the efficient taping of larger stator coils and bars: Ridgway Machines is pleased to announce the new MTM Mobile Coil Taping Machine with a unique mobile carriage mounted taping head.

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Ridgway MTM Mobile Coil Taping Machine

New Hot Coil Compaction Press Machine Provides robust and Automated Solution for Coil Consolidation

June 2013

New HCP simplifies the hot forming of large straight loop stator coils: Ridgway Machines is pleased to announce the new advanced HCP Hot Coil Compaction Press with programmable HMI process control.

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Ridgway advanced HCP Hot Coil Compaction Press

New Narrow Coil Taping Machine offers a Unique Multi-Axis Motion Control System for High Quality Coil Taping

June 2013

New NCT simplifies the precision taping of all narrow coil configurations: Ridgway Machines, is pleased to announce the new advanced NCT Narrow Coil Taping Machine with a unique multi-axis taping head motion control system.

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Ridgway advanced NCT Narrow Coil Taping Machine

Ridgway to exhibit at CWIEME China and Berlin

March 2013

Ridgway Machines is to exhibit at the leading CWIEME trade shows in Berlin and China. A regular exhibitor in Berlin, this is the first time that Ridgway will be attending CWIEME China.

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Complete RTP manufacturing solution at ADIPEC 2012

October 2012

Ridgway Machines is to offer complete manufacturing solutions for Glass, Carbon Fibre and Kevlar based RTP production lines at the ADIPEC exhibition and conference in Abu Dhabi, 11th to 14th November 2012.

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Ridgway Machines moves to larger manufacturing facility

July 2012

As a result of continuous and rapid growth, due to recent investments and significant worldwide contracts, Ridgway Machines have moved to an enlarged manufacturing facility and offices in Leicester.

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Ridgway Machines manufacturing facility and offices in Centurion Way, Leicester

Eye-catching Exhibition Stand at CWIEME

June 2012

Ridgway Machines will have an all new exhibition stand, designed for the CWIEME show in Berlin - June 26 to 28. The eye-catching stand promotes the Ridgway Machines business & its increasing role as world leaders in taping machines for the energy market.

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Ridgway Machines Exhibition Stand for CWIEME

Successful wire 2012 exhibition at Düsseldorf for Ridgway

April 2012

At the wire 2012 exhibition in Düsseldorf in March, Ridgway Machines signed a contract for the design and manufacture of a bespoke glass taping line. This is intended for an international OEM's generator manufacturing facility, based in Romania.

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Ridgway Machines stand at wire 2012

Ridgway wins major ITER contracts

March 2012

Ridgway Machines has won two major contracts to supply specialist taping machines that will be used to manufacture key components of the ITER magnet system used in the Tokamak.

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ITER Tokamak - The man dressed in blue (bottom right) gives an idea of the machine's scale

Ridgway introduces Camera Controlled Concentric Taping

March 2012

High accuracy innovative taping technology to be launched at wire 2012 Düsseldorf - Ridgway Machines will be showcasing a twin servo, constant tension concentric taping machine with camera technology to ensure taping accuracy of the highest standard.

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Meet a Ridgway Product Specialist

February 2012

In preparation for the upcoming wire Dusseldorf and CWIEME Berlin trade shows, Ridgway Machines has introduced the facility to pre-book a meeting with a Ridgway Product Specialist.

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NCT Narrow Coil Taping Machine

January 2012

World leaders in taping machinery, Ridgway Machines have launched the latest addition to their extensive range of taping machinery: The innovative new Narrow Coil Taping Machine enables rapid taping of wind turbine generator stator coils.

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Ridgway Machines to exhibit at major trade shows in 2012

January 2012

Taping machine specialist Ridgway Machines is to exhibit again at the two major European trade shows for the wire and cable industries: wire Dusseldorf in March and CWIEME Berlin in June.

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Bar Support Gantry and Squirrel Taping Machine introduced at CWIEME

May 2011

Ridgway Machines enjoyed a busy and successful show at the recent CWIEME coil winding expo in Berlin, introducing two new products - BSG Bar Support Gantry and STT Squirrel Turn Taping Machine.

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Ridgway Machines stand at CWIEME Berlin - May 2011

Glass Taping Line

February 2011

Ridgway Machines has partnered with Gloser/Newtech of Italy to develop and manufacture glass fibre yarn conductor taping lines. The new taping lines apply glass fibre insulation to a range of flat or round conductors.

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Ridgway Glass Taping Line

Ridgway Machines returns to CWIEME Berlin

January 2011

Taping machine specialist Ridgway Machines is to exhibit again at the major European trade show for the wire & cable industries, CWIEME Berlin, in May. A number of new products will be launched and there will also be a BCT Coil Taping demonstration unit.

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New Range of Rotor and Loop Winders at CWIEME

June 2010

Ridgway Machines has introduced a new range of Rotor and Loop Winding Machines. Designed specifically for coil manufacturing the range includes Rotor Winders, Loop Winders and ancillary equipment such as Capstan Tension Units, Winding Beams & Drum Stands

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W-MAW Multi Axis Loop Winding Machine from Ridgway Machines

New Taping Machines Launched at Wire Dusseldorf

April 2010

At the Wire Dusseldorf exhibition in April, Ridgway Machines introduced two new taping machines: the HTM-HCC High Capacity Concentric Taping Machine and the VTM, the new generation Vertical Taping Machine. Ridgway also launched new Glass Taping Machines.

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New Taping Machines Launched at Wire Dsseldorf

Ridgway Machines to exhibit at major trade shows

January 2010

Taping machine specialist Ridgway Machines is to exhibit at the two major European trade shows for the wire and cable industries - wire Dusseldorf in April and CWIEME Berlin in June.

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Ridgway Machines to exhibit at major trade shows

Successful Berlin Exhibition for Ridgway

June 2009

Ridgway recently attended the international Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition (CWIEME) in Berlin. Ridgway is a regular exhibitor at this show and continues to find it an excellent venue for meeting old and new customers.

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Ridgway Exhibition Stand at CWIEME Berlin

New Orders Buck Global Trend

May 2009

Ridgway Machines of Leicester in the UK have successfully completed the design and manufacture of a series of unique, high speed, copper taping and conductor bunching lines. The contract worth over $0.5M provides a cost effective production solution...

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Ridgway Triple Stacked Conductor Bunching Line

East European Investment Improves Quality and Production Effectiveness

April 2009

Ridgway Machines have successfully completed the design and manufacture of a new generation of semi-automated conductor taping machine. The BCT-VLBME range was developed in conjunction with an East European based company recognized as...

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BCT-VLBME  Semi-Automated Conductor Taping Machine from Ridgway Machines

CWIEME 2008 Exhibition, Berlin

June 2008

This show was a great success for Ridgway Machines, for more details please see our Exhibitions page.

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CWIEME Coil Winding Expo, Berlin, June 2008

Ridgway Machines Launches New Web Site

March 2008

Ridgway Machines has launched a new website, designed to give full coverage of the company's wide range of manufacturing equipment for coil taping and coil manufacture, cable and conductor taping and pipeline wrapping applications for the oil industry.

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Ridgway Machines New Web Site

Ridgway Enlarges Office Accommodation

June 2007

Ridgway Machines moved to larger (1,000 square metres) premises in 2004 and are based in Anstey, Leicester. Design and manufacturing is carried out at this site - the offices have now been extended in 2007 to accommodate our growing workforce.

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Ridgway Machines Design and Manufacturing Facility in Leicester, UK