Patent Number: 6,612,519

Title: Methods and apparatus for winding electric machine cores

Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for winding wire onto the slots on armature lamination stacks. More specifically, the present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for increasing time the winding components are operating on an armature winding system. The invention includes a loading/unloading unit and a holding unit that may be operated independently under most circumstances. The independent operation enables the winders of the present invention to operate at increased duty cycles, thereby increasing throughput. Additionally, the apparatus of the present invention increases the likelihood that armatures remain properly indexed during the loading transfer process to further increase system efficiency.

Inventors: Becherucci; Raffaele (Florence, IT), Stratico; Gianfranco (Siena, IT), Mugelli; Maurizio (San Gimignano, IT), Manuelli; Giovanni (Florence, IT)

Assignee: Axis USA, Inc.

International Classification: H02K 15/08 (20060101); H02K 15/09 (20060101); H02K 15/00 (20060101); H02K 015/085 (); H02K 015/09 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020