WIM/WIMA-8000/8500 Armature Wedge Inserting Machine


  • Single lift and rotate station to raise armature from the material handling device and rotate it 180 degrees.
  • Centralized push button operator control panel.
  • Allen-Bradley Microview Display for machine parameter data entry with two (2) line, 16 character display including fault coded diagnostics and parts counter.
  • Allen-Bradley Micrologix Programmable Controller.
  • Mechanical paper length adjustment, manually operated.
  • Metric construction.
  • 12 mm plug-in proximity switches.
  • Modular sheet metal and polycarbonate guarding with electrical interlocks where required.
  • Air operated pressure switch to stop machine and avoid damage due to jamming of paper.
  • Centralized lubrication system.
  • Variable D.C. motor drive.
  • Multi-tap line voltage transformer.
  • Wedge material supplied must be preslit to correct width +/- 0.2 mm / 0.008 inch.


  • WIM-8000 - Manual load/unload -maximum stack height – 108 mm (4.25 inches) at 3.75 cells per second.
  • WIMA-8000 - Automatic - Lift station - maximum stack height –108 mm (4.25 inches) at 3.75 cells per second.
  • WIM-8500 - Manual load/unload -maximum stack height – 60 mm (2.38 inches) at 4.75 cells per second.
  • WIMA-8500 - Automatic - Lift station - maximum stack height – 60 mm (2.38 inches)at 4.75 cells per second.


Material slitting mechanism to automatically cut wedge material to desired width.  Material width to be at least 3.2 mm (0.125 inches) greater than desired final width.

  • Second material supply.
  • Skewed armatures are accommodated with machine set at an angle to material handling.
  • IC-2000 Industrial Computer Control System.
  • Variable cut length feature using servo motor.
  • Lamination stack heights preset in touch screen under part number.


  • Tooling to accommodate most insulating materials including rag, paper, laminates, mylar or other similar plastic materials and laminates.  Thicker materials require custom designs.
  • Tooling consisting of lift chuck, upper and lower form rolls, wedge cavity, nose piece, ram, drift, and knife assembly.
  • Tooling designed to provide wedge material formed to precisely fit the contour of the lamination.


  • Armature Diameter Min 22.0 mm (0.875 inch), Max 76 mm (3.00 inches)
  • Wedge Material Width Min 9.5 mm (0.375 inch), Max 38 mm (1.50 inches)
  • Wedge Feed Length Min 19.0 mm (0.750 inch), Max 108 mm (4.25 inches)


Electrical Requirements: - Standard 1 KVA; 240/460 Volts; 1-phase; 50/60 Hertz. 110 Volt model available. Special voltages are available upon request.

Pneumatic Requirements: - A 0.5 in. (13mm), 100 psi (6.8 atm) capacity air line should supply the machine. A supplied pressure regulator will reduce pressure to 80 psi (5.4 atm) for machine operation.

Machine Weight: (approximate) - 880 kilograms (2000 pounds)

Machine Dimensions (approximate)

  • WIDTH: 0.71 M (28 inches)
  • LENGTH: 0.97 M (38 inches)
  • HEIGHT: 1.22 M (48 inches)

Operating Environment - 40º Fahrenheit (4º Centigrade) to 104º Fahrenheit (40º Centigrade).