The Purpose of Coil Winding

Coil Winding is an essential part of an electromagnetic field.  The coil winding is made in different shapes and sizes, depending on the type of magnetic field required.

Materials Used in Coil Winding

Coil windings usually consist of a core made of aluminum, iron, steel, or plastic.  Other materials can be used, and some coils do not have a core and are called air-winding coils.

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The material used in the core of the coil winding increases its ability to store electric energy.  The best core type would be ferromagnetic which will increase inductance by focusing the magnetic field.

The winding around the core is currant-conducting wire.  The way in which the wire is wound around the core will control the conductivity and efficiency of the coil.  The winding should be properly supported and insulated to enable it to withstand the parameters it must operate in.

Primary materials used for windings are copper and aluminum.  Copper has excellent conductivity and is preferred to use as a winding material.

Winding of a Coil

Although winding a coil is not difficult, there are a variety of different ways to wind a coil.  The winding will determine the performance and efficiency of the coil.

The number of turns around the core, the wirearea, and the window area areimportant factors when planning how to wind a coil.  This is called the fill factor.  The wires have to fit closely and tightly together to eliminate spaces where airflow can minimize the efficiency of the coil.

Different Types of Coil Winding

The types of coil winding are helical, orthocyclic, toroidal, wild, and pancake.  The difference in the winding of each of these coils will determine in which type of device it will be used.

Purpose of Coil Windings

Coil Winding is an essential part of the production of electronic equipment.  Coil Winding serves as the core for many components used in electrical manufacturing.  Complex, technical devices will require very precise, efficiently done winding to ensure proper conductance throughout.