The Odyssey-4E is an extended version of our Odyssey-4 UV laser wire stripping system with double the processing area: 4″ x 4″ (100 mm x 100 mm) instead of 2″ x 2″ (50 mm x 50 mm). This means it can strip up to double the quantity of wires at any one time.

As with the standard Odyssey-4 unit, the Odyssey-4E is especially suited to strip very fine, delicate enamel wires, such as those used in medical device manufacture.

Highlights of the Odyssey-4E system include:

  • Perfect, nick-free results every time – the insulation from the wire is vaporized effortlessly and cleanly without leaving any residue.
  • Flexibility – the system handles single and multiple wires with a special wire fixturing system, which if required can be removed from the machine for easier pre-loading. The fixture ensures that the wires are held in the optimal position to allow the laser beams to hit the wires from top and bottom to get a perfect circumferential strip.
  • Versatility: settings can be adjusted to allow wires to be laser cut as well as laser stripped. Also, single wires or ribbons (bi-filar, tri-filar, twisted pair, etc.) can be stripped.
  • Validation – a built-in camera checks the position of the wire and verifies if “ok” and also strip outcome.
  • Customization: fixtures can be customized to accommodate different wire and strip requirements.
  • Flexibility: hundreds of strip recipes can be pre-programmed, stored and selected via a simple to use touchscreen.
  • Automation – an inline version is available which can allow the wires to strip automatically and run from spool to spool using a precision wire transport system.

Particular benefits of using this laser wire stripping system are:

  • Enhanced productivity through a higher yield of stripped wires and greater automation.
  • Accelerated release to market of new medical devices.
  • Reduction in expensive scrap.
  • Mitigation of risk – fewer in-use product failures and less risk to reputation.
  • Quality control – validate and verify product quality (optional enhanced vision system for quality assurance purposes).
  • Consistency – repeatable quality results on a variety of wires from 30 AWG to 58 AWG and smaller.
  • Proven return on investment.

The Odyssey-4E 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.  Examples of wire types stripped:

  • Polyurethane Enamel EW / EWF
  • Polyester Enamel PEW
  • Polyester-imide EIW
  • Polyamide-imide
  • Kapton
  • ML
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 100 mm (4")
Speed Up to 3000 mm/s (120"/s)
Cable Loading Via fixture plate - up to 100 x 100 mm (4" x 4") stripped at once
(H x W x D)
Bench unit:
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")

Enquiries and Sales

To find out more about the Odyssey-4E Wire Stripping Machine or your exact requirements, please get in touch with one of our experts today.

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