EBDesign Intros Fiber Winder

Engineering by Design's new fiber winder features programmable operation and adjustable tension to improve productivity

April 17, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- ENGINEERING BY DESIGN, of San Jose, CA, is producing a new machine that transfers fiber from a large supply spool to any size target spool or holder. The primary uses are for making erbium doped fiber amplifiers, EDFA, and for respooling fiber, wire, tubing or similar materials. "We applied the design concepts used in our production coil winders in a new configuration that is smaller and easier to use," states Dale Henson, P.E. and designer of the machine. "Adding a pinch roller with a one-way clutch simplifies the process of changing target holders." An alphanumeric interface is used for entering process instructions and displaying material used, speed, pitch and target holder width. The large diameter guide rollers prevent damaging the fiber or kinking small tubing. The supply and target spool mandrels can be quickly changed to run a variety of processes. Adjustable wind tension applied through a dancer arm absorbs the discontinuous feed related to non-circular target holders. The innovative design can be reproduced in other configurations to fit a variety of manufacturing processes. Engineering by Design

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