Schleuniger, Inc. to Debut New Wire Processing Equipment at Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo


EcoStrip 9380Schleuniger, Inc., a leading international manufacturer of high-precision wire processing machines, will be among the over 150 world-class suppliers and service companies to exhibit at the 2016 Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo.

This annual event for the wire and cable processing industry will be held May 11 – 12, 2016 at The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. Schleuniger will be at booth #1633 providing hands-on demonstrations of innovative solutions for stripping, cutting, sealing, crimping, and marking of all types of wire and cable.

At this year’s exhibition, Schleuniger will unveil many impressive wire processing innovations.

For the first time in the US Schleuniger will demonstrate the 2015 productronica innovation award winning, CoaxCenter 6000. The CoaxCenter 6000 is the first and only fully automatic machine for processing micro-coaxial and coaxial cables as well as single conductor wires. The machine’s QCam 360 automatically monitors stripping quality, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual post-production monitoring processes. In addition, the CoaxCenter 6000 also achieves extremely high productivity. The output of this machine is at least three times higher than with manual and semi-automatic equipment and requires considerably lower personnel and handling requirements.

Schleuniger will also debut its newest cut and strip machine, the EcoStrip 9380. The EcoStrip 9380 offers the most complete feature set at an economical price point. This flexible machine provides expanded capabilities. It can be configured with rollers or belt feeding and the configuration can be quickly and easily changed by the operator. The unique 3-position design of the optional belt feeding system further enhances the customer’s capabilities and can be set for normal mode, roller mode or short mode processing – depending upon the application. The EcoStrip 9380 is also compatible with a wide range of accessories, including prefeeding, marking, stacking and coiling, which turn the stand-alone machine into a fully automatic processing line. The machine is easily operated via the 5.7″ color touchscreen and underlying Schleuniger S.ON software, which is now standard across the entire line of Schleuniger cut & strip products. And with additional, optional Schleuniger software, the EcoStrip 9380 can easily be integrated into various networks.

Also new for 2016, the WireTwist 3300 D is an efficient machine for twisting single wires into twisted pairs. Thanks to its dual head design, the WireTwist 3300 D achieves a higher production performance than twisters with a single head design. A touch screen user interface makes it easy to enter and edit all twisting settings in a very short time. The movable carriage with two right side wire holders can be set in a precise position for the initial wire length. The ergonomic access to the wire holders and start buttons on the cabinet and carriage allow quick and easy operation of the machine. Automatic moveable safety shields in front of the rotating wire holders provide safe and comfortable operation. Thanks to its modular design, configurations from 1.8 m (71.0″) up to 11.4 m (440.0″) in length are available in 2.4 m (94.5″) increments.

In addition, Schleuniger will be introducing a line of Wiring Harness Board Conveyors to the North American market. Conveyor lines are typically used for high volume wiring harness assembly in automotive, appliance and other markets. In addition to the industry standard rotary type conveyor lines, Schleuniger offers space-saving transverse type and horizontal lift type conveyors, which save valuable floor space in factories due to their innovative design. Conveyor lines can be custom made to fit existing wiring harness boards or offered in a range of standard sizes. Both single and double sided versions are available. A simple user interface allows customers to set the line speed and keep track of the production rate and any stop time. All conveyor lines can be customized with respect to the number of working stations, line speed as well as optional lighting and operator start/stop controls. With so many models and variations, Schleuniger can provide a conveyor line for your exact requirements. Visit the Schleuniger booth to learn more and to see a miniature scale version of the horizontal wire conveyor in action.

The soon to be released ShieldCut 8100 for processing shielded cables will also be highlighted. The ShieldCut 8100 can safely and quickly cut and remove the braided shield layer from most shielded cables, eliminating countless hours of manual labor. As the only machine of its kind, the ShieldCut 8100 fills a current market need for efficient processing of shielded cables.

Schleuniger will also introduce an innovative productivity tracking product called S.RPM. With S.RPM, users will be able to easily track the utilization of their wire processing equipment, as well as other types of production equipment, via a sensor. Installation of the S.RPM sensor on each production machine does not require any electrical connection. The production data is collected wirelessly in real time and can be viewed using the S.RPM application. S.RPM will help customers to accurately track their machine utilization and can be a stepping stone to a more comprehensive Manufacturing Execution System, such as the Schleuniger’s S.WOP (software for wire optimized production).

New this year, Schleuniger recently added barcode scanning capabilities as an optional feature on the CoaxStrip 5200, RotaryStrip 2400, JacketStrip 8310, UniStrip 2300, and UniStrip 2550 benchtop stripping machines. Once the barcode feature is activated via a license key, the operator can use the handheld scanner to scan barcodes on work orders. The wire library within the stripping machine’s internal memory is then searched for the matching file name and the correct program is immediately loaded into the machine. This greatly reduces set-up time and eliminates operator error when switching between jobs. Visit the Schleuniger booth at the show to learn more.

Additional products to be demonstrated include the CrimpCenter 36 S, S.WOP software for wire optimized production, MegaStrip 9650 and MultiStrip 9480 among many others.

In addition to exhibiting at the trade show, Schleuniger‘s Senior Product Manager, Rob Boyd, will present an educational seminar on “LV 214-4 – The German Automotive OEM Connector Test Specification and What it Means for the North American Market. The presentation will be held on both Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. and Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in room 201A & B and is open to all attendees.

More information can be found at www.schleuniger-na.com/wpte. Should you have any questions, please e-mail sales@schleuniger.com or call (603) 668-8117.


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