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Title: Clamp for use in winding large magnet coils

Abstract

In one aspect, the invention is a novel arrangement for applying forces to turns of a vertically extending helical coil which is wound about a support. The apparatus includes a first rigid member extending towards the turns. A second rigid member extends transversely from the end of the first and has a vertically extending face provided with a generally straight groove extending transversely of the turns. A longitudinal passage in the first member connects to the groove to form therewith a continuous guideway for rollable articles. A rigid lug longitudinally movable in the groove is provided with a projection which extends out of the groove and beneath the bottom of a selected turn of the coil. A train of rigid, rollable articles is disposed in the guideway inwardly of the lug. Means are provided for applying force to that end of the train which is relatively remote from the lug, to urge the latter against the bottom face of the selected turn. As a result, that turn is moved upward along the face of the support, establishing a selected spacing between that turn and the previously formed turn of the coil. When upward movement of the selected turn stops, themore » force applied to the lug immediately translates to a force which urges the above-mentioned grooved face against all of the formed turns, thus compressing them against the support. The above-mentioned first and second members are swingably mounted so that they can be temporarily moved out of the winding path, thus permitting continuous winding.« less

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6719232
Application Number:
ON: DE83002350
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-08-005834; EDB-83-007126
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MAGNET COILS; FABRICATION; WINDING MACHINES; DESIGN; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT 420200* -- Engineering-- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Brown, R.L., and Kenney, W.J. Clamp for use in winding large magnet coils. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Brown, R.L., & Kenney, W.J. Clamp for use in winding large magnet coils. United States.
Brown, R.L., and Kenney, W.J. Tue . "Clamp for use in winding large magnet coils". United States.
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title = {Clamp for use in winding large magnet coils},
author = {Brown, R.L. and Kenney, W.J.},
abstractNote = {In one aspect, the invention is a novel arrangement for applying forces to turns of a vertically extending helical coil which is wound about a support. The apparatus includes a first rigid member extending towards the turns. A second rigid member extends transversely from the end of the first and has a vertically extending face provided with a generally straight groove extending transversely of the turns. A longitudinal passage in the first member connects to the groove to form therewith a continuous guideway for rollable articles. A rigid lug longitudinally movable in the groove is provided with a projection which extends out of the groove and beneath the bottom of a selected turn of the coil. A train of rigid, rollable articles is disposed in the guideway inwardly of the lug. Means are provided for applying force to that end of the train which is relatively remote from the lug, to urge the latter against the bottom face of the selected turn. As a result, that turn is moved upward along the face of the support, establishing a selected spacing between that turn and the previously formed turn of the coil. When upward movement of the selected turn stops, the force applied to the lug immediately translates to a force which urges the above-mentioned grooved face against all of the formed turns, thus compressing them against the support. The above-mentioned first and second members are swingably mounted so that they can be temporarily moved out of the winding path, thus permitting continuous winding.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {5}
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