Automatic processing of high-frequency coaxial cables

Individual Solution - for fully automatic processing of high-frequency coaxial cables

Individual Solution

for fully automatic processing
of high-frequency coaxial cables

Problem-free processing of high-frequency coaxial cables with corrugated sheaths is not possible with a commercially available series machine. For this reason, Metzner developed a groundbreaking method for the fully automatic processing of these cables for a well-known company.

Metzner developed a new groundbreaking method for processing rigid high-frequency coaxial cables with corrugated sheaths, which can't be managed using only a standard machine. The starting point for the fully automatic machining process is a material-specific aligning station for aligning the unusually stiff cables. This alignment is an important precondition, both for the following processing steps as well as for later further processing.

Metzner uses a newly developed stripping head at the heart of this machining method, which combines a rotary cut with powerful clamping and simultaneous turning of the material. In this way, the highly precise and multi-layer rotary cut is able to apply precise multilevel cutting and stripping.

The quality check under the microscope confirms the perfect processing without any scratches, pressure or scrape marks. In addition to the high processing quality, the system also provides special precision: both the total length as well as the stripping lengths are kept with a precision of 0.2mm.

The machine is able to process cables with a diameter of up to 28mm. The cycle time for this lies for a cable of 2000mm length at 35 seconds. Processing steps included here are longitudinal slits, cutting to length by saw cut, rotary cutting, stripping, brushing and depositing. Automatic ink-jet printing is also done during the process.

Key Features

  • Automatic cutting into the exterior cover down to the inner core and pulling off of the insulation
  • Window stripping of the outer sheath insulation
  • Cleaning the core and dielectric to avoid copper particle deposits, chamfering or de-burring of the inner core
  • PC-controlled production 

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