Schleuniger, Inc., a leading international manufacturer of high-precision wire processing machines, will demonstrate select equipment from its comprehensive line of wire processing products at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, the largest electronics assembly exhibition in North America. The exhibition will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on February 14 -16, 2017 and will include over 400 exhibitors showing advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, printed electronics and electronics assembly, test and inspection. Schleuniger will be at booth #2607 providing hands-on demonstrations of innovative wire processing solutions.
For the first time at the APEX Expo, Schleuniger will be demonstrating its new Mercury-4 laser wire stripping machine. Thanks, to Schleuniger’s worldwide cooperation with Laser Wire Solutions, this new machine, designed by Laser Wire Solutions, is available as part of Schleuniger’s wire processing portfolio. The machine strips wires and cables ranging in size from 50 – 6 AWG and does not require any mechanical adjustments to process different wire sizes. Using the color touchscreen, the operator selects the desired stripping parameters from the programmed library and all parameters (strip lengths, laser power and speed, etc.) are automatically set. Once the operator selects the required program, the machine is ready for operation. The Mercury-4 provides high quality, completely nick-free stripping every time and with non-contact, no wear parts, the user does not need to worry about costly consumables.
In addition, the new UniStrip 2050 wire stripping machine will be on display. The UniStrip 2050 is a great solution for customers looking for a simple, low-cost pneumatic stripping unit for medium sized cables and wires. The fully pneumatic machine is extremely simple to set up and operate and excels with its compact design and ample stripping power.
Once again, Schleuniger will provide demonstrations of the versatile EcoStrip 9380 cut and strip machine. Schleuniger debuted this machine at the 2016 IPC APEX Expo receiving high interest from attendees. The EcoStrip 9380 offers the most complete feature set at an economical price point. This flexible machine provides expanded capabilities due to its quick change transport unit for belts, rollers and shortmode and is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including prefeeding, marking, stacking and coiling. The intuitive color touchscreen user interface minimizes training and set-up times and with optional Schleuniger software, the EcoStrip 9380 can easily be integrated into various networks.
Schleuniger’s MultiStrip 9480 cut and strip machine will also be shown. The machine’s high resolution indexing cutter head and programmable rotary incision capability set the benchmark for high precision processing of coaxial and other shielded cables. The MultiStrip 9480 family offers six machine versions to meet your specific production needs. With many additional options and accessories, the MultiStrip 9480 can handle a nearly endless range of applications.
Schleuniger will also showcase the economical UniCrimp 100 crimping press and ShieldCut 8100 shield processing machine. The UniCrimp 100 is a benchtop crimping machine that delivers up to two tons of force along with simple, fast changeovers, adjustment and set-up times. The UniCrimp 100 accepts most applicators on the market and provides quality crimping for wires up to 6 mm2 (10 AWG). The ShieldCut 8100 is equipped with reliable drives and high-performance control software for repeatable, high-quality results that cannot be achieved with manual shield processing.
Other popular machines that will be part of the exhibition include the UniStrip 2300, UniStrip 2550, UniStrip 2600 and RotaryStrip 2400 programmable wire stripping machines and the CoaxStrip 5200 coaxial cable stripping machine. As always Schleuniger’s wire processing experts will be on hand to review your wire samples and help you find the right equipment for your specific applications.