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AC Stator Form Coil Data Sheet

  • February 2021
  • Number of views: 1180
  • Article rating: 3.0

This handy form provides fields to record all of the details needed to document and/or order replacement coils for an AC form-wound machine. The form also includes detailed descriptions/definitions of the data to be recorded in each field. 

Controlling Stator Copper Losses in Formed Coil Rewinds

  • May 2020
  • Number of views: 4289
  • Article rating: No rating
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This webinar recording looks at several aspects of winding design to prevent increased temperature rise and decreased efficiency.

Consideraciones para convertir bobinados de alambre redondo a pletina (solera)

  • December 2019
  • Number of views: 2390
  • Article rating: No rating

Con el aumento continuo de los tamaños de los motores CA y la obvia superioridad de los devanados con bobinas preformadas (pletina o solera), un área en la que podemos ayudar a mejorar la confiabilidad de los motores de nuestros clientes es rediseñando estos motores grandes de alambre redondo para que acepten bobinas preformadas. La mayoría de los reparadores estarían de acuerdo en que las máquinas de alambre redondo por arriba de 600 hp (450 kW) deberían rediseñarse con bobinas preformadas. Así mismo, aquellas con tensiones nominales superiores a 2 kV serían más confiables con bobinas de pletina.

Nadie quiere rebobinar un motor con 60 #14 AWG (62- 1.6 mm). Con la abundancia de proveedores especializados en laminaciones de estatores, el costo y la practicidad para convertir motores de alambre redondo a pletina está al alcance de casi todos los centros de servicio. Las laminaciones para reemplazar el núcleo pueden ser troqueladas o cortadas con láser o agua y entregadas en tiempos muy razonables.

Magnetic Wedges

  • February 2019
  • Number of views: 2402
  • Article rating: 5.0
Webinar recording

An increasing number of manufacturers are using magnetic wedges in their form-wound machines. When a winder fails to replace magnetic wedges in kind, the winding temperature rise can increase by 20°C, and the magnetizing current can increase by 20% or more.

Surge test levels for form wound stators

  • December 2016
  • Number of views: 1933
  • Article rating: 3.0

The question of surge test voltage levels used for testing the turns insulation of form wound stators comes up often. And, why wouldn’t it? Many service centers have several good coil suppliers in their qualified supplier lists and quite a few customers who own form wound motors. It’s not unlikely that each of the coil suppliers and each of the customers could be specifying different test levels. What’s more, most authoritative standards or guides available provide a range of test levels. This is because not all insulation systems are designed to have the same surge withstand capability. Also, the turn insulation properties of one particular system can vary widely depending on the extent of processing complete at the time of test.

Niveles para la prueba de impulso en estatores de pletina

  • December 2016
  • Number of views: 2058
  • Article rating: No rating

La pregunta sobre los niveles de tensión utilizados en la prueba de impulso para comprobar el aislamiento entre espiras de los estatores de pletina surge muy a menudo. ¿Y por qué nos la hacemos? Muchos centros de servicio tienen buenos fabricantes de bobinas en sus listados de proveedores calificados y varios clientes que poseen motores de pletina. No es improbable que cada fabricante de bobinas y cada cliente puedan especificar niveles de prueba diferentes. Aún más, la mayoría de las normas o guías disponibles proporcionan un rango de niveles de prueba. Esto es debido a que no todos los sistemas de aislamiento están diseñados con la misma capacidad para soportar impulsos. Además, las propiedades del aislamiento entre espiras de un sistema en particular pueden variar ampliamente, dependiendo del grado de procesamiento alcanzado al momento de la prueba.

Benefits of the AC hi-pot for new form coil stator windings

  • August 2013
  • Number of views: 2199
  • Article rating: No rating

The October 2012 Currents article titled "How to properly test AC stator and wound rotor windings" provides a thorough explanation on the proper application of insulation resistance, winding resistance, surge testing and high potential testing for stators and wound rotors. The article emphasizes that NEMA MG 1-2011 specifies AC and DC high potential (hi-pot) test levels for new windings and does not recommend repeated application of the high potential test. This is reinforced in EASA's Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2010) which calls for reduced voltage levels for repeated tests should they be required. This article is intended to provide additional information on the high potential test performed on new windings. Specifically, it addresses the advantages of AC high potential testing for new, form coil stator windings. Topics discussed include: A real-world example Destructive test? Sizing the AC test set Example calculation Bibliographic references to additional reference materials

Cold stripping procedures for form coil machines

  • April 2009
  • Number of views: 1751
  • Article rating: 2.0

There are times when a winding cannot be processed through the burnout oven, so it must be removed "cold." The bond strength of most resins is approximately 8-10 psi (55-70 kPa), which means that a fairly large coil might have nearly 3,000 pounds (1350 kg) of bonding force with the slot. In those cases, there are some useful tips that can be used to reduce the difficulty in removing the coils. Many of the techniques in this article can be adapted for open-slot, wound rotors and armatures.

Form coil rewind tips for motors 6 kV and above

  • February 2006
  • Number of views: 1969
  • Article rating: 2.5

When rewinding motors rated 6 kV and above, there are certain steps beyond the normal rewind procedures used for 2.3 kV/4 kV machines. Whether a machine is to be VPI processed makes a difference in how the winding should be treated.

Two variations of form-wound coils

  • July 2001
  • Number of views: 1693
  • Article rating: 4.0

It is very important to take accurate data when you rewind a form-wound motor or generator, especially if the coils will be made by an outside coil manufacturer. There are a couple of variations to the standard coil design that are not common, but that you may come across from time to time.

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors - coverThis 40-page booklet provides great advice for obtaining the longest, most efficient and cost-effective operation from general and definite purpose electric motors.

This booklet covers topics such as:

  • Installation, startup and baseline information
  • Operational monitoring and maintenance
  • Motor and baseline installation data
  • How to read a motor nameplate
  • Motor storage recommendations



EASA/AEMT Rewind Study

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The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors
Tests prove Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors can be rewound without degrading efficiency.


ANSI/EASA AR100-2020

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Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus
This is a must-have guide to the repair of rotating electrical machines. Its purpose is to establish recommended practices in each step of the rotating electrical apparatus rewinding and rebuilding processes.



EASA Technical Manual

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Revised May 2021
The EASA Technical Manual is the association's definitive and most complete publication. It's available FREE to members in an online format. Members can also download PDFs of the entire manual or individual sections.