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Hello,

Could someone please help define the term "Electrician-Winder".I have been doing some geneology and discovered a relative who had this as his job title.Would this have involved testing equipment or simply winding coils on electrical motors etc?This was in a steelworks environment.

Thanks for any info

Ron
 
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Electrical Winder​
- the installation, assembly and repair of electrical motors (including winding and balancing),

transformers and generators, together with their associated control devices
 
Hello,

Could someone please help define the term "Electrician-Winder".I have been doing some geneology and discovered a relative who had this as his job title.Would this have involved testing equipment or simply winding coils on electrical motors etc?This was in a steelworks environment.

Thanks for any info

Ron
I did some mainenance a few years back for a while in a steelworks and the overhead gantry cranes were always needing a lot of maintenance,they have brakes which were just a coil,and we were forever having to take them into a specialist motor rewinders as they didn't have a electrical winder on site.If he was employed on the site it is likely that he would have had to diagnose faults as well as remove the faulty motors,repair them and replace them with the assistance of the electrical fitter.
 
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Basically a winder can repair a motor, they need to set up a 'jig' if a winding is down, they strip off old windings and set a jig up to rewind. Not common now as most motors are throw-away. There are specialist still working but only for the very big stuff or real specialist stuff.

In the old days, they were called armature winders, it is a skill in its own right.

I used to know several guys, most had more idea than an ordinary spark in diagnosing motor faults. Sadly nowadays, throw away and get a new one...of course the green party do not discuss...
 
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Ron

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Thanks alot for the replies.

Would a Winder have had to test the motor once winding had been completed to check that it worked properly?

Cheers Ron
 
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