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Titan-1 – Case Study Only – No Longer Available for Sale

The Titan-1 is a custom design flat cable stripper for preparing micro-coax ribbon. The integrated unit takes a raw ribbonized cable, strips away the jacket, cuts the shield, cuts and cleans the dielectric leaving a cable assembly ready for termination. The unique laser process does not require any intermediate steps and the machine is capable of preparing 200 mm (8″) of cables in under 3 minutes. As with our other systems the unit is simple to use, requires almost no maintenance and is flexible enough for all your laser stripping needs.

  • Industrial, sealed maintenance free laser technology – 4 laser heads – two Mercury CO2 lasers, two Gemini fiber lasers.
  • High speed optics stage capable of 2500 mm/s (100″/s) strip rate.
  • Fully programmable recipes with any combination of steps and parameters.
  • On-board laser power calibration system.
  • On-board focus monitoring system.
  • Extensive data logging and reporting.
  • In-built automated slug pulling system with closed loop process control.
  • On-board multi-camera system for process monitoring.

The Titan machine is optimized for stripping micro-coax singles and ribbon cables. In the picture below the shield has been cut very close to the ribbonized jacket. The dielectric is stripped a little way underneath. The image is taken from one of the on board inspection cameras:


​The Titan uses the same laser stripping technology found in the Mercury units and the same shield cutting technology found in the Gemini range.

All the Mercury machines are capable of stripping polymer insulations. All polymer insulations can be cut with the 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:

  • Fluoropolymers, such as PTFE, ETFE, PFA
  • Polyethylene
  • Nylons
  • Silicone
  • PVC
  • Rubber
  • Mylar
  • Fiberglass
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyester

The Titan system is designed for directly stripping micro-coax shields without the need for intermediate steps such as tinning the shield. The laser process relies on the underlying dielectric being able to withstand the shield cutting laser. The shield cutting laser parameters are optimized to produce the small possible amount of heat build up. Contact us to discuss the material science in more detail to help you select the best dielectric for the application.

Min. Outer Cable Diameter 0.025 mm (0.001")
Max. Outer Cable Diameter 0.5 mm (0.02")
Stripping Length Increments 0.05 mm (0.002")
Strip types Cross cuts
Max. Stripping Length 200 mm (8")
Speed Up to 2000 mm/s (80"/s)
Cable Loading Via fixture plate - up to 16 cables at once
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1200 x 2000 x 2000 mm (48 x 80 x 80")

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