Heating Element Winder

Tend machines that wind spiral spring resistance wires to mica plate cores.

What does a Heating Element Winder do?

Tends machine that winds spiral-spring resistance wire onto mica-plate core to form heating element: Inserts core in slotted shaft of winding motor, and hooks wire end to core. Depresses pedal to start motor that rotates core, and guides wire between thumb and fingers to seat turns of wire in slots at edge of mica plate. Controls core-rotation speed by pressure of hand on brake wheel attached to motor shaft, and stops motor when end of wire is reached. May test heating element, using ohmmeter.