Viking-4 | Legacy Machine


The advent of electric vehicles and general requirements for more efficient automotive motors is driving a huge increase in the use of magnet (polyimide-coated) wires with hairpin designs, which in turn requires a significant increase in enamel removal to be undertaken.

In response to such market demands, Laser Wire Solutions has just launched (productronica 2019) a unique in-line 4-beam laser system known as the Viking-4. This system will allow for the removal of enamel from round wires up to 3 mm outer diameter or rectangular magnet wires of up to 20 mm x 20 mm, with strip lengths up to 100 mm as standard.

Traditional means of removing the enamel insulation from copper and aluminium wires or bars include induction heating and brushing, abrasive wheels and mechanical blades. These methods require significant maintenance, with regular replacement of broken parts or blunt blades. The underlying conductors are also more likely to be damaged by nicks and scrapes from the use of such tools. In contrast, our laser stripper is maintenance-free and offers a high degree of precision with no nicking of the underlying conductor.

  • Powerful: 4 x 100-Watt laser beam system for full ablation of enamel from 360 degrees around the magnet bar or wire.
  • Clean and precise: ​nick-free stripping with no damage to underlying conductor.
  • Reliable: proven laser source and optics.
  • Ease of use and control: operator selects via touchscreen the desired stripping parameters (including strip lengths, laser power and speed) from the programmed library.
  • Maintenance-free: no wear parts on laser or machine itself.


The Viking-4 strips enamel / polyimide type coatings from copper and aluminium.

Max. Outer Cable Diameter Round Wires 3 mm (0.12")
Max. Dimensions Rectangular Bars / Wires 20 x 20 mm (0.79" x 0.79")
Max. Stripping Length 100 mm (3.94")
Cable Loading Via an automated in-line system
Dimensions (H x D x W) 256 cm height x 92 cm depth x 190 cm width
(100.8” x 36.2” x 74.8”)

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