So maybe that’s not a statement you hear every day, but hear me out. As the DC motor market shrinks, where they are still used, the performance standards are higher than ever. Big DC must be engineered to support improved motor performance, and withstand more rigorous operating conditions. The commutator is a huge contributor to this as a major component, and ICC is the company worldwide that is continually working to improve the processes, materials, and the finished product. Watch our most recent video from the EASA International conference to learn more, and tell us what you think. I, for one, am committed to improving the health of this industry not just in North America, but around the world. Please join me. Laura Lyke, President & CEO
Slot perfection. The final step in the production process, slotting risers. Every solid riser commutator is slotted by hand to meet specific winder preferences. It takes a trained eye and a steady hand and many many hours of training to perfect this trade skill.
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ICC manufactures not only commutators but slip rings as well. Below you'll see some of the steps involved to create a new set of bronze slip rings with G-10 insulation.
Before work can begin on the mill a program is designed by our engineers. After the program is working properly the slip ring is clamped center of the machine and the mill can locate the exact points of machining.
The next step is to drill the holes.
Final Step is assembly. In this case the steel hub was reusable, so it was sandblasted and painted back to like-new condition.