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COIl manufacturing

Ridgway Machines manufactures a full range of Coil Manufacturing Equipment, including Rotor Winders, Loop Winders and ancillary equipment such as Capstan Tension Units, Winding Beams and Drum Stands.

Manufactured to high specifications and incorporate the latest safety features and fully programmable operator control.

Ridgway Machines also manufactures a range of Coil Pull-Out Machines.

Ridgway W-LAP Loop Winding Machine

with automatic pin positioning and active drum tensioning

Designed for the precision winding of looped coil

Technical Specification

Loop Winder

Maximum torque

Up to 8500 Nm

Speed range

0 to 25 rpm

Fully programmable operator HMI

Winding Beam

Maximum loop length

Up to 4.5 metres

Servo controlled winding pin positioning

Quick Release Tooling

‘D’ Tooling for Trapezoidal shaped coils

Pay Off Drum Stand

Drum shaft diameter

Ø 32mm

Maximum number of drums

Up to 26

Maximum drum diameter

Ø 800mm

Maximum drum width

300mm

Maximum drum weight

150kg

 Improved Quality
Fast, accurate and consistent winding of looped coils
Programmable winding pin positioning
Automatic winding pin positioning and end of cycle release
 Servo motor drives
The W-LAP incorporates the latest servo drive technology
 Anti runback
The winder incorporates an electrically released brake, preventing runback and eliminating tension loss during stopping and starting
 Quick release tooling
Operator friendly solutions for both the conductor clamping and winding pin assemblies
 Conductor active tensioning
Compared to the alternative of friction braking, the W-LAP offers a wear free solution with accurately controllable individual constant drum tensioning
 Operator HMI Control
Easy to operate control panel for the adjustment of loop length, winding speed and individual conductor tensions.

Other functions include the ability to set and count the number of turns per coil and the quantity of coils per set.

Coil winding details can also be stored within the control system for future use.

 Cost effective solution
The ability to regenerate electrical energy and reduce the overall machine running cost by up to 33%
Technical Specification

Heavy Duty Loop Winder

Maximum torque

Up to 8500 Nm

Speed range

0 to 20 rpm

Fully Programmable and full auto control or manual mode available

Heavy Duty Winding Beam

Maximum & Minimum loop length

500 – 4,500mm

Servo controlled pin positioning

Auto Quick Release at end of winding

‘Squirrel’ Tape Turner & Support Gantry

STT Rotation Taping Speed

up to 200rpm

STT Linear Speed

6m per minute maximum

Number of Tape Pads

1 to 3

Maximum Tape Pad Diameter

180mm

Maximum Conductor Stack

30 x 30 mm

Ridgway W-LAP Heavy Duty – Loop Line

with in-line turn taper

Designed for the precision winding of large looped coils

This automated winding line produces large conventional coil loops. Capable of accepting multiple conductors which are passed through gathering boxes and conductor guidance systems, the correctly orientated and bunched conductors are either taped by the ‘Squirrel’ Tape Turner or guided directly into the loop winding beam. The loop winder has servo driven, adjustable pins which are automatically set to pre-programmed positions to produce a range of variable loop lengths.

Programmable Operator Interface and Control System for:

 Loop Recipe and Selection
  • Required number of turns
  • Winder maximum rotational speed
  • Conductor clamping
  • Pin position setting
  • Mode: Manual Loop, Auto Loop, Auto with Tape
 Taping Parameters Recipe
  • Auto calculation & display of amount of tape required per coil loop
  • Scaling of Turn Taper linear and rotation maximum speeds
  • Amount of conductor used per coil loop
  • Tape break detection
  • Tape remaining calculation
  • Calculation of pitch setting and tape pad angles
  • Auto lead tape length at end of process
Servo drive and position control of Turn Taper Gantry
Auto positioning of ‘Squirrel’ Turn Taper (STT) in relation to beam position and synchronised with wind beam rotational speed

Ridgway Squirrel Turn Taping Machine

Designed for the efficient taping together of multiple conductors as they pass
between the gathering box and loop winding beam during the loop winding process.

For a versatile and cost effective solution, the STT Squirrel turn taping machine offers a simple solution to dramatically reduce the overall coil manufacturing time.
By introducing the STT between the gathering box and loop winding machine, groups of conductors can be quickly and accurately taped together with minimal disruption to the winding process.

 Freely suspended
The squirrel taping machine is freely suspended on a tool balancer from its own gantry.
 Variable lap
Variable tape pitch is achieved by setting the rotational speed and linear speed accordingly.
 Servo drives
The machine is driven by twin caterpillar belts, powered by two synchronised servo motors.
 Gantry sizes
Gantries are sized and manufactured to match exact requirements.
 Traction control
To ensure consistent adhesion to the conductor, the machine is fitted with a pneumatic traction control system.
 Twin tape applicators
Electrically driven taping machine combining a rotating taping head fitted with a pair of tape applicators.
 Tape tension
Settings are variable and easily adjusted by the operator if required.
Operator control pedestal
Operation is via a control panel mounted on a pedestal. Rotational and linear speeds are adjusted via potentiometers.

Technical Specification

Twin Tape Applicators
Rotational speed

200rpm

Linear speed

Max: 6m/min

Tape pad diameter

Max: Ø100mm (24”)

Tape width

20mm and 25mm

Tape spool core

Ø10mm bore
Ø25mm bore

Tape tension

Max: 1kg (2.2lbs) for glass taping

Max: 5Kg (11lbs) for mica taping

Conductor stack size

Max: 25mm wide x 25mm high

 

More machines in our coil manufacturing and winding  range

Ridgway W-LMP Loop Winding Machine

Designed to offer a comprehensive range of modern, easy to use, accurate loop winding machines

Loop Winding Machine

For a versatile and cost effective solution to suit your loop winding requirements.
Sturdy construction, free standing control panel and digital turns counter are key features of our loop winding solutions.

The loop winding machine offers quick and accurate set up, vector motor drive, anti runback and easy to operate control panel.

Technical Specification

Maximum torque

Up to 8500 Nm

Speed range

0 to 25 rpm

Bi-directional

Maximum loop length

Up to 4.5 metres

Pin diameter

Min. Ø 15mm – Max. Ø 80mm

Quick Release Tooling

‘D’ Tooling for Trapezoidal shaped coils

Quick release winding pins

Drum shaft diameter

Ø 32mm

Maximum number of drums

Up to 26

Maximum drum diameter

Ø 800mm

Maximum drum width

300mm

Maximum drum weight

150kg

Ridgway W-MAW Loop Winding Machine

Designed for the automated production of complex coils, from on edge field coils to wind turbine stator coils.

Advanced Loop Winding Machine

Improve production effectiveness by utilizing the Ridgway W-MAW.

Incorporating a programmable multi-axis winding machine with active drum tensioning and conductor guidance systems, the equipment ensures fast, consistent and high quality production of complex shaped stator coils.

Automatic winding without the need for operator intervention.

Technical Specification

Loop Winder

Maximum torque

Up to 9000 Nm

Speed range

0 to 10 rpm

Fully programmable

Winding Beam

Maximum length

Up to 2.5 metres

Servo controlled beam positioning

Servo controlled tool rotation

Ridgway W-RHD Rotor Winding Machine

Designed for bi-directional, indexed winding of rotor pole coils

Technical Specification
Maximum torque

Up to 10000 Nm

Speed range

0 to 10 rpm

Maximum rotor weight

W-RHD5000 – up to 5000kg

W-RHD10000 – up to 10000kg

Faceplate centre height

1300mm (other heights available)

Ridgway Capstan Tension Unit

Variable tension control

Adjustable guide rollers

Pneumatic brake override

For a complete solution to enable the fast and effective winding of rotor pole coils.
Geared servo drive system
The W-RHD incorporates the latest servo drive technology. A variable speed geared motor directly drives the main spindle, providing a high torque capability throughout the speed range.
 Pneumatic holding brake
The spindle is fitted with a pneumatic holding brake to ensure a positive stop.
Operator controls
The main control panel used to vary speed and direction of rotation is mounted on a free standing pedestal giving greater operator flexibility. The operator has full control of both the acceleration and deceleration through the entire speed range simply by using the remote foot pedal.
 Drum stands
A range of single and double friction braked or wear free active tensioned drum stands is available.
For optimum conductor control a range of pneumatically actuated single or double capstan tension units is available.
 Indexing
Rotor support tooling available, featuring indexing clamps, enabling easy repositioning of the rotor between winding cycles.
 Tooling and fixtures
Providing you with greater flexibility, a large faceplate is fitted as standard to enable easy direct fitting of existing tooling. Exclusive tooling/fixture design can also be incorporated offering you a complete solution.

Coil Pull-Out Machines

Ridgway Machines manufactures a range of Coil Pull-Out and Coil Forming Machines.

Manufactured to high specifications and incorporate the latest safety features and fully programmable operator control.

POM-STD Coil Pull-Out Machine

POM5000 Coil Pull-Out Machine

POM-WPB Wind & Pull-Out Beam

POM-CC Continuous Coil Forming Machine

Technical Specification

Coil stack height

Dependent on tooling

Coil stack width

Dependent on tooling

Slot length

Max: 4064mm

Min: 115mm

Overall loop length (eye to eye)

Max: 5300mm

Min: 875mm

Angle between coil sides

Max: 120° (included)

Min: 0°

The POM-STD range of coil forming machines are used to spread coils quickly, accurately and efficiently into their final shape according to the individual coil design requirements.

Offering a cost effective and versatile solution, the machines are fully adjustable and simple to operate.

Technical Specification

Coil stack height

Max: 85mm

Min: 12mm

Coil stack width

Max: 40mm

Min: 6mm

Length of cell (coil straight)

Max: 4128mm

Min: 440mm

Overall loop length (eye to eye)

Max: 5000mm

Min: 950mm – using extensions

Nose bend radii

25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm

Core bend radii

25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm

Coil nose pin diameter

Max: 63mm

Min: 20mm

Angle between coil sides

Max: 130°

Min: 20°

Coil spread

Max: 1200mm

Min: 400mm

Nose twist angle

Max: ± 30°

Min: 0°

The POM5000 large hydraulic coil forming machine is used to pull-out stator coils into their final shape according to the individual coil design requirements.

The machine has the power to shape coils of the largest cross section and the flexibility to be adapted for different bend radius at the nose and in the core bend region.

Technical Specification

Coil stack height

Max: 50mm

Min: 10mm

Coil stack width

Max: 17mm

Min: 5mm

Length of cell (coil straight)

Max: 1520mm

Min: 440mm

Overall loop length (eye to eye)

Max: 2300mm

Min: 756mm

Winder

Maximum torque

Up to 5000 Nm

Speed range

0 to 20 rpm

Bi-directional

For a versatile and cost effective solution the POM-WPB wind and pull-out beam offers a simple production solution to dramatically reduce the overall coil manufacturing time.

The POM-WPB enables phase groups of single and multi-turn coils to be loop wound and pulled-out in one operation.

Technical Specification

Coil stack height

Dependent on tooling

Coil stack width

Dependent on tooling

Length of cell (coil straight)

Max: 1000mm

Min: 380mm

Overall loop length (eye to eye)

Max: 2000mm

Min: 875mm

Angle between coil sides

Max: 120° (included)

Min: 0°

Coil spread

Max: 900mm

Min: 150mm

The POM-CC servo driven coil forming machine is used to simultaneously form single and multi-turn coils in phase groups of up to eight coils.

Enabling the fast and effective winding of stators, this turn-key production solution dramatically reduces the number of winding connections required. Simple to operate, production efficiencies of 50% can easily be achieved.

Technical Specification

Heating Temperature

Typically 165 degC

Compaction Force

10 Tonnes max from each pair of 15 hydraulic rams as standard

Coil Size Capacity

Width 360mm max/50mm min
Height 250mm max
Length 3810mm max

Hydraulic System

Powered by an air multiplier system

Preset to pneumatic pressure x 100

Heating Circuit

Up to 30 internal heater platens using Electrical elements and thermocouples

Cooling Circuit

2 bar initial air blast to heater bars

Chilled water sent to heater bars

Final air blast to remove all water

Operator Controls

Separate cabinet with touch screen

HMI display for full process control

Air Supply

5.5 bar maximum, clean dry air

Power Supply

440 volts 3 phase 50 hertz typical

Noise Exposure

Less than 75 Db(A)

CE Compliant

The HCP Hot Coil Compaction Press is designed to heat and consolidate straight loop stator coils, each machine tailored to the customer’s specific needs.

The HCP incorporates a set of hydraulic rams built into hinged arm assemblies across the top length and rear face of the working envelope, with independent hydraulic circuits. Each ram can deliver 10 tonnes of force and the number of rams can be selected to suit specific coil lengths.

Coil heating is achieved using a set of electrically heated platens (heater bars) at the front and rear sides of the machine. Each platen is independently operated/controlled from a freestanding HMI cabinet.

After pressure is applied, the platen temperature is raised to a set point and held for a period of time (soak time). The platens are then cooled with an air blast followed by recyclable cooling water prior to hydraulic ram release and unloading of the coils.

Precision Coil Forming

The HCP Hot Coil Compaction Press is designed and assembled by experienced Ridgway engineers using high quality, robust components. This ensures that a uniform and precision compaction process is reliably achieved for a wide range of coil consolidation requirements and long term operational life.

Full HMI Process Control

Full HMI operator control is provided from a freestanding cabinet. This covers the entire compaction process from hydraulic, air and temperature control to cooling and power consumption for each of the control zones within the machine, including fault diagnosis.

Hot Coil Compaction Press

Designed to heat and consolidate straight loop stator coils

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