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Transformer Winding Automation
This project is no longer active.
Head: Pradeep Khosla
Contact: Pradeep Khosla
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Advanced Mechatronics Lab
The goal of the ABB Transformer-Winding Project was to increase the production speed and quality of transformer winding through sensing and automation. Important results included:

Development and implementation of winding algorithms for non-axisymmetric smooth and polygonal shapes guaranteeing closure of helically wound filament layers and reducing material buildup and waste.

Development of a touchscreen-based user interface for winding machine operators.

Development of a vision-based method of measuring the gap between adjacent conductors on a rotating, non-axisymmetric mandrel.