Unique company in Europe able to offer from aluminium die-casts to wound stators, processing and assembly, Came, headquartered in Vicenza, prepares to celebrate the first 40 years of activity, consolidating its protagonist role in national and international ambit.
With 250 employees, 5 manufacturing plants taking up a total of 26,000 sq. m. of surface, Came can produce over 30,000 windings and more than 15,000 casings daily, with solutions developed for national and international customers, operating in the sectors of electric motors, traction motors, gearmotors and pumps. Ready to celebrate its first 40 years of activity, the enterprise (today parent company of a network of businesses belonging to the same owners) prosecutes its growth and consolidation course and it can boast to be the only supplier, in Italy and in Europe, able to provide aluminium die-casts, wound stators, processing and assembly.
Activity carried out in productive units located at a distance of a dozen of kilometres one another: Crespadoro (VI) pole houses the departments for the cable wiring for connections and semi-automatic winding; the automatic winding division is instead headquartered at Molino di Altissimo (VI); the phases of finishing, motor connection and housing are instead performed by the pole at San Pietro Mussolino (VI), where is present also the headquarter; finally, die-casts are executed by the manufacturing unit at Chiampo (VI).
In particular, at Chiampo they carry out die-casts with a range of products including removable feet and bosses from Mec 56 to Mec 132, die-casts with inserted feet from Mec 56 to Mec 132, besides die-casts upon customers’ specific designs. «A production automated by robots – explains the managing director, Cristian Chilese – for parts that range from few grams up to over 21 kilos each, with a loading capacity varying from 320 to 1,400 tons». Strategic for Came, the die-cast division has been recently enlarged with the integration of new presses and process automations.
Constant innovation in windings
Strategies and targets of constant enlargement also for the implementation of windings, manufactured by Crespadoro and Molino di Altissimo poles and representing the majority of the applications for the electric motor. «Concerning this – specifies Chilese – we have made huge investments to widen the range, especially for the production of low-voltage windings, then widely used in the automotive sector, in electric cars and forklifts». Concerning AC motors, Came can produce copper and aluminium windings, with finish for use under inverter, manual windings and for high-efficiency applications (IE1 – IE2 – IE3 – IE4), besides low-voltage ones.
«We have been equipped for some time – adds Chilese – also to implement windings for DC motors, with independent poles, i.e. BLDC, brushless direct current, blanked stators or sectors ». To succeed in providing an all-round service, Came is structured also for the housing in casing and the assembly of all winding types (from Mec 56 to Mec 180). Besides, it can supply all die-cast components like shields and flanges machined upon customers’ designs and ready for assembly. Company’s feather in the cap is also the R&D office, which assists and supports customers in the design of motors and die-cast components. «Research, development and technical assistance – ends Chilese – are granted on all components, together with competence and support for the development of windings and the collaboration in the development of high energy efficiency products».