Perfect coils every time with precision coiling machines
In order to produce a finished product that can be sold, insulated conductors (flexible or rigid) and some small cables have to be coiled into bound coils, then wrapped in plastic or shrinking and then often packed in cardboard boxes and placed on pallets. Automating this production is efficient and precise, and there are a number of different machines that offers an array of capabilities. Coiling machines are used to form wires, strips, and tubes into coils. These machines are engineered to coil wires, cables, hoses, pipes, threads, metallic strips, and many other flexible products with different applications in a diverse marketplace including:
- The wire and cable industry
- Optical cable
There are several types of coiling machines, each designed for specific applications and materials.
Most Common Types of Coiling Machines
- Wire Coiling Machines: These machines are used to manufacture wire products, such as wire ropes and cable assemblies. They can produce coils with a wide range of diameters and wire thicknesses.
- Tube Coiling Machines: These machines manufacture tubing products, such as copper tubing, aluminum tubing, and stainless steel tubing. They can produce coils with a variety of wall thicknesses and lengths.
- Strip Coiling Machines: These machines are used to manufacture strips, such as metal strips and plastic strips. They can produce coils with a wide range of widths and thicknesses.
- Spring Coiling Machines: These machines are used to manufacture springs, such as compression springs, torsion springs, and extension springs. They are typically CNC controlled and can produce springs with precise dimensions and shapes.
Based on their capacity or the weight of the coils they can produce, coiling machines can be categorized as
- Medium, and
- Heavy duty coiling machines
Light Duty Coiling Machines:
- Light-duty coiling machines are machines used for coiling or winding materials such as wire, cable, or tubing into a compact shape.
- These machines are typically designed for lighter-duty applications, where smaller volumes of material need to be coiled at lower speeds.
- These machines are commonly used in the manufacturing of electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and transformers. They can also be used in the production of springs, hoses, and other similar products that require coiling.
The Different Types of Light-Duty Coiling Machines
Bench-Top Coiling Machines: These machines are designed to be compact and easy to use, and they typically have a small footprint that makes them ideal for use in smaller workspaces.
Portable Coiling Machine: These machines are designed to be lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for use in field applications or for on-site repairs.
Overall, Light-Duty Coiling Machines Are:
- Compact for smaller applications
- Coiling made easy for electronic components
- Bench-top convenience for small workspaces
- Lightweight and portable coiling on the go
- Effortlessly coil small volumes of materials
Medium-Duty Coiling Machines:
- Medium coiling machines are typically larger and more powerful than light coiling machines and can produce coils with a weight capacity of up to 5000LBS.
- They are designed to handle larger volumes of material at faster speeds than light-duty coiling machines.
- They are commonly used to produce cables, wire harnesses, springs, and other similar products.
- They can also be used in the manufacturing of automotive components, such as brake lines, fuel lines, and transmission hoses, and in the production of aerospace parts, and industrial equipment.
Common Types of Medium-Duty Coiling Machines
The Horizontal Coiling Machine: These machines are designed to be highly efficient and can handle large volumes of material at high speeds. They typically have multiple spindles or winding heads that can coil multiple wires or cables simultaneously, improving production efficiency.
The Vertical Coiling Machine: These machines are designed to handle long lengths of wire or cable and can coil material into a wide range of shapes and configurations. They are often used in the production of springs and can be programmed to produce springs of varying sizes and shapes.
Medium-Duty Coiling Machines: These machines are used in a variety of industries and applications where there is a need for high-volume coiling or winding of material. They are typically designed to be highly efficient and reliable and made
- Heavy-duty coiling efficient
- Horizontal coiling with maximum productivity
- Vertical coiling for longer lengths of material
- High-speed coiling with precision accuracy, to improve production efficiency and reduce labor costs.
Heavy-Duty Coiling Machines:
- Heavy-duty coiling machines are designed to handle large volumes of material at the highest speeds of any coiling machine.
- They are typically used in heavy-duty industrial applications, where large quantities of material need to be coiled or wound into specific shapes or configurations.
- They are commonly used in the manufacturing of products such as steel cable, rope, and wire for industrial and construction applications.
- Heavy coiling machines are the largest and most powerful of the three categories and can produce coils with a weight capacity of several hundred pounds to 100,000 pounds.
The Heavy-Duty Coiling Machines
The Wire Rope Coiling Machine: These machines are designed to handle large volumes of steel cable or wire rope and can coil the material into various shapes and configurations. They are typically used in applications such as oil and gas drilling, mining, and construction.
Spring Coiling Machine: These machines are designed to produce large, heavy-duty springs used in the automotive and aerospace industries. They can make springs in a variety of sizes and shapes and can handle the toughest materials.
How to Choose a Coil Winding Machine?
When picking out a coil winding machine apart from the physical design of the coil, and production rate, you can take into consideration, the Wire Diameter, Coil Dimension, Weight of the Coil, and the Coil Winding Method.
- Wire Diameter: Wires with varying diameters will be wound using the coil winding machine. The minimum and maximum diameter of wires that will be wound on the machine should be taken into consideration. This will allow you to narrow down the choices considerably.
- Coil Dimension: A coil winding machine can easily accommodate a wire with small dimensions. Wires with large dimensions need to be used with machines designed specifically for that purpose. Hence, the largest coil dimension you require should be taken into consideration when purchasing a coil winding machine. The dimensions of round/ square/ rectangular/ trapezoidal coils can be calculated taking into consideration the length of the coil, as well as the diameter (of round coils) and diagonal length (of square/ round/ trapezoidal coils).
- Weight of the Coil: The coil dimensions along with the total weight of the coil need to be considered when choosing a machine. The overall functioning of the machine will change if the coil weighs more or less. This will have a direct impact on your deliverables. Additionally, a machine that is unable to handle the requisite weight of the coil will hamper the overall production process. Hence, the weight of the coil needs to be taken into consideration when deciding on the specifics of the machinery.
- Coil Winding Method: The methods employed to wind the coils need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right machine. Will the coil be wound at slow speeds with high torque or high speeds with low torque? Along with this, the rate of production needs to be considered to ensure that the right combination of speed and torque matches the weight and dimensions of the coil.
Overall, coiling machines are versatile and highly useful tools that are critical to the success of many industries. They help to streamline production processes, increase efficiency, and ensure the quality of coiled materials.