CAM Innovation - Custom Automated Machinery

TA ARMATURE Seasoning Machine

Automatic Control, Smart Design, Precise Alignment

CAM’s TA Seasoning Machine heats and rotates a heavy traction motor armature at high speeds. It enables a motor shop to simulate the motor’s commutator operating conditions by heating and spinning the armature.

Designed for Safety
Just like the rest of CAM’s equipment line, our TA Seasoning Machine has been designed to be safe to operate and easy to use.

TA Armature Seasoning Machine


TA Armature Seasoning Machine

Data Reporting
The temperature of each cycle is recorded. A data logger with a graphic display screen is accessed from the machine’s main operator control panel. Process data can be outputted via a USB port so that a commutator seasoning history can be established for each armature.

Vibration sensors in vertical and horizontal direction monitor the spinning armature and are programmed to shut the machine down if the vibration rate exceeds a preset limit.

Armature support bearings are protected by temperature sensors that shut down the machine if they become too hot.

Support pedestals placed on the bedways are line bored as an assembly to ensure that they are true to each other so alignment is perfect.

Heavy-duty protective shield covers the entire rotating armature to hold loose particles inside.

A heavy-duty machine bed has the mass to stay stiff and accurate. Machined V- way and Flat-way ensure the alignment of the bearing pedestals. 

Programmable Automatic Cycle Controls allow you to produce the same cycle conditions every time. And, the proportional heat control will ensure that you do not overheat the commutator.

Variable speed drive is controlled by a PLC.

Hydraulically-opened guard saves time. It is interlocked to the drive for safety.

Efficient, Safe Heating
TA Seasoners can be equipped with gas heating elements or electric tubular heating elements. Baffle Plates are used to contain the heat in the Commutator area for greater efficiency. The Baffle Plates are customized to fit each different sized armature. Safety interlock circuits prevent the application of heat unless the armature is rotating at a minimal speed to avoid creating hot spots in the surface of the Commutator.

TA Armature Seasoning Machine

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