Spectrum Technologies PLC, Bridgend, U.K., is set to preview two new models within an expanding SIENNA laser wire stripper range at the Productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany in November. The new SIENNA 600 and 800 models are aimed at high volume, high precision electronic manufacturing applications.
The SIENNA 600 series is a range of free-standing, fixed beam laser systems with a high speed moving stage offering a strip area of 400 mm by 300 mm (15.75 x 11.8 inches). This large process area means the system is particularly suited to large batch processing or for long strip requirements for wires up to 6 mm (0.25 inches) outside diameter.
The maximum process speed achievable by the SIENNA 600 is 300 mm per second (29.5 inches per second) and the PLC control system ensures strip accuracies of +/-0.1mm. A color touch screen HMI with USB port for job upload and download ensures the equipment is simple to operate.
The system has been designed to be able to incorporate different laser types depending on the end application. This enables the system to be specified for standard cable stripping, metallic shield scribing or fine magnet wire stripping. SIENNA 600 is well suited to processing small micro-coax cables used in electronic and medical device amongst other applications.
Adrian Thomas, Spectrum's Asia-Pacific Sales Manager explains, "The SIENNA 600 series was designed with the needs of our Asia-Pacific customers in mind, who required a system that could process large volumes of micro coaxial cables, quickly and accurately. We believe that not only will this product range be the ideal solution for them but will also have wider global market appeal based on the advanced benefits it offers."
The SIENNA 800 series brings new capabilities to the standard SIENNA range with the introduction of high speed scanning optical systems for the stripping and marking of a wide range of wires and cables and other components, on a stationary tooling plate.
SIENNA 800 offers a process area up to 120mm by 120mm (4.7 x 4.7 inches), dependant on laser type, within which components may be processed. Optionally the system may also be integrated with a wire handling system for laser strip, measure and cut-to-length applications.
The 800 range also benefits from the high accuracy PLC control system and colour touch-screen HMI with USB port, and is also designed to house three laser types depending on the end application.
Typical applications for the SIENNA 800 range would include stripping insulation from FLC and FFC cables and the removal of enamel from fine as well as larger magnet wire.