Archive for January 2014

Wire Processing Solutions for Automation Assembly and Electrical Paneling.

Producing a wire assembly can be a simple process such as a simple hook up wire.  It can be as complex as a multi circuit wire harness.  Processing solutions for these wire assemblies can also be simple to complex.  The appropriate solution generally is dictated by the lot and global production size of a particular sub assembly.  Companies who’s core product is a wire assembly generally use a mix of processing solutions from manual hand tools through single process bench equipment to multi process automation.  Companies who process a wire assembly as a sub assembly installed into their core product typically use hand tools and bench top single and multi process equipment. This article focuses on solutions for low to moderate wire assembly requirements.  Companies who process electronics and printed circuit boards also fit in this category.

Manual Assembly Tools

 

Wire and Tube Cutting

Wezag SH CutterThe Wezag SH series of wire cutters are designed for cutting heavy cable.  Ratchet design and long handles provide high compression force with less physical effort.

 

31_9497The Carpenter 31 bench top wire and tube cutter is designed to cut wire and tube using a lever action.  The 31 has a 1″ high by 4″ high blade opening allowing for a large range of materials to be processed.  Separators can be added to accurately process multiple rows of material.

 

 

Wire Crimping

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Wezag AE24-1 Wezag AE 24

The Wezag AE24 hand crimp tool is a universal hand tool designed to crimp ferrules.   A patented design from Wezag offers one universal die set to crimp ferrules from 24 to 10 awg.  No more guessing which crimp opening to use making the crimp process faster and more efficient. Ergonomic design reduces fatigue.

CS30STRATO

Wezag Tools supplies a full line of hand crimp tooling for open barrel terminals, closed barrel insulated and uninsulated terminals terminals and four point crimp for screw machine style pins.

.Powered Single Process Assembly Tools.

 Wire Stripping

Model 78
The Carpenter 78 is a pneumatic wire stripper which can process a wide range of wire sizes.  Using easily adjustable knobs to set the wire size, strip and pull lengths, the 78 can quickly change from one wire size to the next making small lots much more cost effective.  Other options for wire stripping include rotary wire strippers to efficiently strip the wire and twist the strands.

 

Terminal Crimping

62

The Carpenter Accu-Crimp 62 is pneumatically powered and can crimp a wide range of insulated and uninsulated terminals.  The die opening is always closed for safety purposes and is opened to load the terminals by pressing the upper knob.

Wezag CS 200

The Wezag CS200 is an electric powered crimp machine for loose piece terminals.  The CS200 can accept crimp heads for standard Wezag crimp tools providing the ultimate in flexibility.

Powered Multi Process Assembly Tools.

Wire/Tube Measure and Cut

Carpenter Compu-Cut 42C
The Compu-Cut 42C is a high performance wire and tube cutting machine with a large opening to process heavy cable, large OD tube, or several rows of material.  The 42C uses high accuracy feed motors and a powerful pneumatic cutter head.  In addition to the 42C, the Compu-Cut 33 is a smaller cutter for light duty wire and tube processing.

Wire Cut and Strip

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Compu-Strip 97A

For more information, please view our product focus on the 97A.

For high current or heavy cable applications, please refer to our article on large cable processing.

Other processing solutions include wire marking, ultrasonic wire splicing and shrinking of heat shrinkable tube.

Wire Process Specialties is equipped to supply your requirements for wire processing from simple manual tools to semi-automation and beyond.  Connect Your Way to WPS to find out how we can apply our technology to your processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs.