The Odyssey-7 is a 4-beam ultra-violet laser system specifically designed to cut thin foil and braid wrapped cables.
The Odyssey-7 system is capable of cutting thin foil jackets and dialetrics from high performance twin-ax cables.
|Min. Outer Cable Diameter||0.025 mm (0.001")|
|Max. Outer Cable Diameter||5 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 250 mm/s (9.84"/s)|
|Cable Loading||Via fixture plate - up to 50 x 50 mm (2" x 2") stripped at once|
(H x W x D)
752 mm (29.6") x 410 mm (16.14") x 1000 mm (30.37")
Under bench unit:
640 mm (25.20") x 710 mm (27.95") 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.