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Winding Inspector

Perform tasks to inspect appliance motors and parts.

What does a Winding Inspector do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to inspect appliance motors and parts, such as armatures and field assemblies: Examines parts, such as commutators, laminations, windings, and shafts for centering of commutator slots, depth of mica undercutting, loose copper and mica chips, positioning and winding of armature coils, and excess varnish or paint. Gauges parts, such as shafts, laminations, commutator bars, for specified length and diameters, using micrometers, fixed and snap gauges, rule, and dial indicator. Places armatures in bearings of bench fixture, rotates armatures manually, and observes dial indicator for eccentricity. Taps offcenter shafts with mallet to straighten shafts. Repairs defects, such as damaged threads and rough commutators, and cleans copper chips from slots, using threading dies, end reamers, knives, picks, brushes, and sandpaper. Routes repairs, such as offcenter commutator slots and shallow undercutting. Stamps date code on acceptable armatures, using rubber stamp. Writes transfer tickets and inspection reports to include quantity and classification of rejected and accepted armatures. May be designated according to part inspected as Brush-Holder Inspector; Commutator Inspector; Shaft Inspector.