Both the conventional commutator and the shank commutator rely on the fuse connection between the magnetic wire and the segment commutator rod to ensure a good electrical connection. Each part of the conventional commutator has a slit, which retains the magnetic wire before melting, thereby forming a very strong connection.
Because of the strong connections used in traditional communications, they are often considered a better design choice for applications that see high vibration or RPM. The main disadvantage of traditional communication is that in the absence of expensive machinery, inserting the magnetic wire into the commutator slot is a manual operation done after the armature wire has been wound. Due to the high labor associated with traditional commutators, the cost of electric motors is usually much higher than that of electric motors manufactured with communications.
With suitable equipment, the wire connection on the shank commutator can be completed when the magnet wire is wound. This type of communication has a hook on each segment, which can capture the magnetic wire in the winding machine. It does not require a second manual operation to connect between the magnetic wire and the communication, resulting in relatively inexpensive component costs.
However, the connection is not as powerful as traditional communication. However, improved winding methods, better commutator materials, and increased secondary operations (such as adding "paste" around the tang area and magnetic wire) have allowed use in applications that were considered too harsh in the past Communication.