The Odyssey-4 is a high precision system for the stripping of enamels from small gage wires down to 58 AWG and even smaller. It is the perfect solution for medical device manufacture.
Featuring ultra-violet laser technology, the Odyssey-4 vaporizes any polyimide-type insulation cleanly and precisely, whilst harmlessly reflecting from the shield or conductor, giving a perfect, nick-free strip every time. Unlike competing laser technologies no residue is left, so it is possible to connect to the wire without further chemical treatment.
Highlights of the Odyssey-4
The Odyssey-4 system is capable of stripping almost all magnet wire insulations from 30 AWG down to 58 AWG and smaller. The system can strip single wires or ribbons (bi-filar, tri-filar, twisted pair, etc).
In addition, the same laser source can be used to cut the individual wires enabling precision connectorization - with the highest accuracy strip lengths.
All Odyssey systems are capable of stripping polyimide type enamel insulations found on catheter wiring and magnet wires. Note the laser will not strip fluoropolymers such as PTFE or ETFE.
|Min. Outer Cable Diameter||0.025 mm (0.001")|
|Max. Outer Cable Diameter||0.25 mm (0.2")|
|Stripping Length Increments||0.1 mm (0.01")|
|Strip types||Area ablation of enamel insulation plus cutting of conductors|
|Max. Stripping Length||50 mm (2")|
|Speed||Up to 3000 mm/s (120"/s)|
|Cable Loading||Via fixture plate - up to 50 x 50 mm (2" x 2") stripped at once|
(H x W x D)
620 mm (24.41") x 200 mm (7.87") x 760 mm (29.92")
Under bench unit:
730 mm (28.74") x 600 mm (23.62") x 630 mm (24.80")
The Laser Wire Solution Odyssey-4 strips enamelled wire and multi-filar ribbon ranging in size from 0.025 – 0.25 mm OD (0.001" – 0.01"). The laser is strongly absorbed by the wire insulation causing it to vaporize with little or no heat affected zone. The laser light mostly reflects from the conductor, with only a slight surface melt evident under an electron microscope. By grossly changing the laser settings it is possible to also cut the wire using the same laser source allowing precision cutting of the wire as well as the stripping.
Electron microscope image of a 42 AWG wire laser stripped with Odyssey laser technology
The wires are stripped from two sides to obtain a 360 degree strip.
The Odyssey provides the perfect solution for the highest quality stripping requirements. The laser is gentle enough to leave the underlying plating intact.
The system is simple to operate. Using the color touchscreen, the operator selects the desired stripping settings (laser power, strip type and strip positions) from the pre-programmed library and all parameters are automatically set. The stripping pattern can be complex, including multiple stripping layers, areas and combination of stripping and cutting via a fully flexible interface.
The Odyssey-4 begins the stripping process when the Operator starts the process via the touchscreen or by a supplied footswitch.
The wires/cables are held in position via a precision fixture plate. The fixture locates with high accuracy onto the machine mechanism. Multiple wires can be stripped as part of one operation.
Optional extra: additional high resolution camera, lighting and screen as a wire fixture loading aid.