CIM/CIMA-8000/8500 Armature Cell Inserting Machine

Standard Features

-CIM-8000 – Manual load/unload - maximum stack height -108 mm (4.25 inches) at 3.75 cells per second.

-CIMA-8000 – Automatic - Lift station - maximum stack height -108 mm (4.25 inches) at 3.75 cells per second.

-CIM-8500 – Manual load/unload - maximum stack height - 60 mm (2.38 inches) at 4.75 cells per second.

-CIMA-8500 – Automatic - Lift station - maximum stack height - 60 mm (2.38 inches) at 4.75 cells per second.


-Material slitting mechanism to automatically cut cell material to desired width. Material width to be at least 3.2 mm (0.125 inches) greater than desired final width.

-Second material supply.

-Skewed armatures up to 15 degrees are accommodated with machine set at an angle to material handling.


-Tooling to accommodate most insulating materials including rag, paper, laminates, mylar, or other similar plastic materials and laminates up to 0.38 mm (0.015 inches) thickness. Thicker materials require custom designs.

-Tooling consisting of lift chuck, upper and lower form rolls, cell cavity, nose piece, ram, tamp blade, and knife assembly.

-Tooling designed to provide cell material formed to precisely fit the contour of the lamination.

Machine Specifications

-Automatic form, cut and insertion of cell insulation into armatures with material up to 0.38mm (0.015 inches) thickness.

-Variable speed D.C. motor drive system.

-Cell insulator length determined by mechanical linkage and stop.

-Cell material cut lengths up to 108 mm (4.25 inches).

-Cell insulator cut lengths of most insulating materials +/- 0.25 mm (+/- 0.01 inches).

-Manual load and unload – armature horizontal.

-Allen-Bradley Micrologix Programmable Controller.

-Allen-Bradley Microview Display, 2 line, 16 characters.

-Operator Control Panel on swivel pendant. Sensor to detect paper movement.

-Low material, malfunction, and cycle interrupt lights.

-Guarding with electrical interlocks.

-Welded steel frame and robust side plates.

-Metric construction where possible.

-Cycle time dependant on model.

-Electric jog (movement) for safe positioning (normal stop) in order to return to “start” position.

Electrical requirements

Standard: 1 KVA 240/460 Volts 1-phase 50/60 Hertz. 110 Volt model available. Special voltages are available upon request.

Pneumatic requirements

A 0.5 in. (13 mm), 100 psi (6.8 atm) capacity air line should supply the machine. A supplied pressure regulator will reduce pressure to 80 psi (5.4 atm) for machine operation.

approximate machine dimensions

-Width: 0.71 M (28 inches).

-Length: 0.97 M (38 inches).

-Height: 1.22 M (48 inches).

Approximate machine weight

880 kilograms (2000 pounds).

operating environment

40º Fahrenheit (4º Centigrade) to 104º Fahrenheit (40º Centigrade)

Armature and Cell Specifications

-Armature Diameter - min 22.0 mm (0.875 inch), max 76 mm (3.00 inches)

-Cell Material Width - min 9.5 mm (0.375 inch), max 38 mm (1.50 inches)

-Cell Feed Length - min 19.0 mm (0.750 inch), max 108 mm (4.25 inches)