The Titan machine is optimized for stripping micro-coax singles and ribbon cables. In the picture below the shield has been cut very close to the ribbonized jacket. The dielectric is stripped a little way underneath. The image is taken from one of the on board inspection cameras:
The Titan uses the same laser stripping technology found in the Mercury units and the same shield cutting technology found in the Gemini range.
All the Mercury machines are capable of stripping polymer insulations. All polymer insulations can be cut with the laser. The amount of melt, vaporization or chemical decomposition depends on the exact polymers used. Below is a non-exhaustive list of materials that can be stripped:
- Fluoropolymers, such as PTFE, ETFE, PFA
The Titan system is designed for directly stripping micro-coax shields without the need for intermediate steps such as tinning the shield. The laser process relies on the underlying dielectric being able to withstand the shield cutting laser. The shield cutting laser parameters are optimized to produce the small possible amount of heat build up. Contact us to discuss the material science in more detail to help you select the best dielectric for the application.
|Min. Outer Cable Diameter||0.025 mm (0.001")|
|Max. Outer Cable Diameter||0.5 mm (0.02")|
|Stripping Length Increments||0.05 mm (0.002")|
|Strip types||Cross cuts|
|Max. Stripping Length||200 mm (8")|
|Speed||Up to 2000 mm/s (80"/s)|
|Cable Loading||Via fixture plate - up to 16 cables at once|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||1200 x 2000 x 2000 mm (48 x 80 x 80")|