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What are the different types of coil winding?

Random coil winding, orthocyclic winding, helical winding, and jumble winding are all methods used in the manufacturing of electrical components such as transformers, motors, and inductors. Each winding technique has unique characteristics and advantages depending on the intended application.

Random Coil Winding

Random coil winding is a simple winding technique where the wire is wound in no particular pattern, resulting in a coil with layers of wire stacked on top of each other. This method is commonly used in smaller components where ease of winding is more important than optimal performance. Random coil winding is quick and cost-effective but may lead to increased resistance and uneven distribution of magnetic fields.

Orthocyclic Coil Winding

Orthocyclic winding is a more advanced technique where the wire is wound in a structured pattern, typically in a series of parallel layers, this can be seen with Miles Platts's perfect layer technology. This method reduces resistance and improves the efficiency of the component by creating a more uniform magnetic field. Orthocyclic winding is commonly used in high-performance transformers and inductors where precision and consistency are essential.

Helical Coil Winding

Helical winding involves winding the wire in a spiral pattern around a core, resulting in a coil with a cylindrical shape. This method is often used in components that require a high level of magnetic flux such as solenoids and antennas. Helical winding can provide a more compact and efficient design compared to other winding techniques.

Jumble Coil Winding

Jumble winding is a unique method where the wire is wound in a random and overlapping pattern, creating a coil with a dense and interconnected structure. This technique is commonly used in components that require high power handling capabilities, such as large transformers and high-frequency inductors. Jumble winding can reduce resistance and improve thermal dissipation by maximizing the surface area of the coil.

The choice of winding technique depends on the specific requirements of the component and application. Each winding method has its advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to consider factors such as cost, performance, and size when selecting the appropriate winding technique for a given project.

Miles Platts can offer coil bobbins suitable for any type of winding as outlined above. However, we do specialise in custom-designed bobbins and electro-technical components with perfect layer technology for orthocyclic winding which ensures optimum performance and reduced hot spots. For more information see our custom-designed components here.

What are the different types of coil winding?

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