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Flexible coil winding technology

Objective



The specific industrial objective of this cooperative research project is to design, develop and demonstrate a highly flexible, generic manufacturing technology related to the production of electrical coils of all types that offers significant productivity benefits over contemporary equipment supplied from, and used by, competitors outside the European Union. This will be achieved through the fulfilment of technical objectives relating to : - a cognitive, micro-mechanical, adaptive mechatronic coil winding head providing increased speed of production of coils of various types - better handling and more accurate placement of very flexible and finely insulated electrical wires using an on-line vision system giving better consistency and quality of machine output - simpler, faster, menu-driven machine set-up procedures enabling semi-skilled operators to quickly re-configure the cognitive winding head assembly to cater for the rapidly changing demand in coil varieties from coil users - higher levels of machine integration and functionality at lower capital and running cost - higher machine reliability with lower service and maintenance costs These objectives will be achieved by combining proven "state-of-the-art" vision systems technology with novel mechatronic actuation and wire handling methods to create (with further post-project development) a new, industrially exploitable technology applicable throughout the coil winding and other related manufacturing industries.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Amethyst Designs Ltd.
Address
36,Viking Way
CB3 8EL Cambridge - Bar Hill
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

Alcatel Cuivre
France
Address
Rue Des Chasses
92111 Clichy
Alkyon Transformers & Coils
Greece
Address
21,Telefanous Street
104 42 Athens
Aumann Systemtechnik GmbH
Germany
Address
10,Beuther Straße
32339 Espelkamp
Bachi Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Durkins Road
RH19 2ER East Grinstead
Bobifil SL
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Virgen De La Salud
46950 Chirivella
Electronic Techniques (Anglia) Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
10,Betts Avenue
IP5 7RH Ipswich
Engineering Future Automazione Flessible Srl
Italy
Address
Via Della Zecca 40
55100 Lucca
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
Meteor Ltd.
Switzerland
Address
15,Geissbühlstraße
8604 Volketswl
Pillarhouse International Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Roadney Way
CM1 3BY Chelmsford
Production Engineering Research Association - PERA
United Kingdom
Address
Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray - Leicestershire
Romarsh Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Porte Marsh Industrial Estate
SN11 9BS Calne
Statomat Special Machines Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Edison Road
PE17 4LF Huntingdon
Statomat Spezialmaschinen GmbH
Germany
Address
4,An Der Rosenhelle
61138 Niederdorfelden