Schleuniger, Inc., a leading international manufacturer of high-precision wire processing machines and member of the Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA), will exhibit at the 25th Annual WHMA Wire Harness Conference at The Scott’s Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, February 13 – 15th, 2018. The conference features a number of timely presentations on topics important to wire harness manufacturers, OEM’s and suppliers. It also includes peer-to-peer networking, best-practice roundtables and a tradeshow of industry leading suppliers. During the trade show, Schleuniger will be demonstrating select equipment, including a new concept machine, from its comprehensive line of wire processing equipment.
New for 2018, Schleuniger will be exhibiting a new concept machine for laser wire and cable stripping, the Mercury-5. This new concept machine can strip wires and cables ranging in diameter from 1 mm – 20 mm (0.12 – 0.79”) O.D. Using the color touchscreen, the operator programs the cable diameter, strip length and power level and the machine is ready for operation. The operator inserts the wire or cable to be stripped into the Mercury-5 and presses the foot pedal to begin the stripping cycle. The cable is automatically centered and gripped while the laser performs the stripping process. The Mercury-5 strips all types of polymer insulation materials. It can also perform an axial slit, making it easier to remove the insulation after the stripping process. The Mercury-5 is non-contact, does not have any wear parts and offers guaranteed nick-free stripping for the most demanding applications.
Schleuniger will also demonstrate the EcoStrip 9380 cut and strip machine. The EcoStrip 9380 offers the most complete feature set at a cost-effective 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.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrations of two of Schleuniger’s benchtop cable stripping machines, the CoaxStrip 5200 and UniStrip 2300. The CoaxStrip 5200 is a multi-step stripping machine for coaxial, multi-conductor cable and single conductor wire. Thanks to the universally designed blades, centralizers, and clamping jaws, the machine can process a full range of cables without the need for mechanical adjustments, saving the user valuable time and increasing output when switching between applications. The UniStrip 2300 features a pre-programmed cable library and a highly responsive trigger sensor that is great for small, flexible wires. In addition, the machine is also able to strip different wire sizes without requiring mechanical adjustments. Both the CoaxStrip 5200 and UniStrip 2300 feature user-friendly, high-resolution color touchscreen interfaces and intuitive programming.