The next generation of data cables present new challenges for achieving the required dimensional tolerances and to allow full automation of the cable manufacture, our laser strippers provide the solution.
Find out more about how our laser wire strippers can be used prior to termination in your production line.
To make a high speed cable with low loss and high performance, it’s necessary to maintain an accurate separation between the foil and stripped dielectric. The dielectric can be difficult to laser cut with high repeatability.
The cut line can be jagged and the material can mushroom out due to the heat effect of the laser.
An even greater challenge is the foil cutting. Usually the foil is cut by a blade – but for the smaller next generation cables, the possibility of incomplete stripping leads to tears and tags which ruin the performance and in the worst case produce short circuits.
Laser Wire Solutions are the world leader in novel laser solutions for the stripping of InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet cables.
The exact solution depends on whether it will be implemented in a fully automated cable manufacturing line, or a manual assembly operation. It also depends on the cable design regarding placement of the drain wires.
Cables with a single drain can have the foil removed in a single laser process. For those with a dual drain, we have solutions for when the foil requires peeling or laser cutting, depending on the level of quality required.
The increasing use of hairpin-designed magnet wires in motors and stators in electric vehicles is requires efficient removal of the enamel insulation from such wires, only possible with lasers.
Electrical wires for catheters and other medical devices are becoming ever more micro and need to pass stringent quality assurance. Wires processed with our solutions are clean and consistent every time.
To make terminations to the conductors of a shielded multi-conductor cable, it's necessary to remove a few inches of the cable jacket and peel back the shield, only possible using precision laser stripping solutions.
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