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How to calculate compressive force on your part during the act of taping:



P = 

      2 x T x  Ω

d

  • P = Pressure in PSI
  • T = Winding Tension of Film (expressed in lbs)
  • Ω = Wraps per inch (calculated per the example below)
  • d = Diameter of Part Being Wrapped (expressed in inches)

 

How to calculate wraps per inch:

Ω = 

1

w(1-overlap %)

Ω = wraps per inch

w = tape width

How to calcuate number of layers of tape applied:

 

# = 

  

1

 

1-overlap %

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                

                                           How to calculate pitch:

                                                                          p = w(1-overlap %)                                       

                                                                          w = tape width                                     

                                                                           p = pitch