The Mercury-5 is designed to cross-cut and slit jackets and insulation of single conductor cables with an outer diameter of between 1mm and 20mm and with a slitting length of up to 200mm. It grips, strips and releases the cable with a unique auto-focusing system that enables speed and repeatability.
It has a 3-beam optical arrangement, so the ring cut is made up of 3 distinct linear cuts perpendicular to the cable. The cable is centred using an iris mechanism and the slit is performed by pulling the cable into the machine by means of a gripper.
The distinct advantage of the Mercury-5 is its auto-focus feature which allows for an immediate change-over of different wire diameters.