The Mercury-4 is the culmination of years of research into laser stripping of wires and cables. It has been developed in partnership with Schleuniger and optimized in every way for your production needs. It boasts an array of features:
The Mercury-4 dual axis optics allows flexible wire stripping:
From top to bottom:
The Mercury-4 strips wires and shielded cable ranging in size from 0.001" to 0.24" (0.025 mm to 6 mm) outer diameter.
The Mercury-4 is suited to:
The laser is strongly absorbed by the wire/cable insulation causing it to melt or vaporize. By stripping from both sides automatically a slug of insulation can be separated from the main wire/cable. Full vaporization can be achieved by passing the laser spot over the wire multiple times at high speed in a hatch pattern. For bonded materials this may be the best method for insulation removal. In the case of shielded cables, the shield needs to be reasonably complete (>80% coverage) in order to protect the inner wire insulation whilst laser cutting the outer jacket.
All polymer insulations can be cut with the Mercury-4 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:
|Min. Outer Cable Diameter||0.025 mm (0.001")|
|Max. Outer Cable Diameter||6 mm (0.24")|
|Stripping Length Increments||0.1 mm (0.01")|
|Strip types||Cross cuts, slits, windows, area ablation|
|Max. Stripping Length||50 mm (2")|
|Speed||Up to 2000 mm/s (80"/s)|
|Cable Loading||Either single cable port or using a mini-fixture plate
for holding complex cables
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||150 x 400 x 500 mm (6 x 16 x 20")|