CoaxCenter 6000

Unbeatable Quality in Micro-Coaxial and Coaxial Cable Processing

  • Overview

    Overview

    CoaxCenter 6000 is a fully automatic machine for processing micro-coaxial and coaxial cables as well as single conductor wires.

    Unbeatable precision:

    Don‘t waste time and money on inaccurate equipment. To Be Precise is our motto and precision is our business.

    Monitors automatically:

    The QCam 360 automatically monitors the stripping quality. This eliminates the need for time-consuming manual post-production monitoring processes.

    Traceable data:

    Traceability of the data is ensured because the Coax­Center 6000 records production data, including the 3D images.

    Flexible:

    Depending on the application, the CoaxCenter 6000 can be equipped with various processing stations.

    High production output:

    Short changeover times. Fast and simple machine set-up. Simultaneous
    processing of both cable ends.

  • Material

    • Cable
    • Coaxial Cable
    • Discrete Wire
    • Kapton
    • Micro-coaxial Cable
    • PUR
    • PVC
    • Rubber
    • Single Conductor Cable
    • Single Wire
    • Solid Wire
    • Stranded Wire
    • Special Designed Terminals
    • Teflon®
    • Tefzel®
    • Wire
    • Wire with Special Isolation

    Processing Capabilities

    • Coax Cable Applications
    • Coaxial Cable (crimp or tin)
    • Coaxial Cable Processing
    • Crimp
    • Crimp to Crimp (open or closed barrel terminals)
    • Cutting
    • Cutting to Length
    • Many other custom application possibilities
    • Multilayer Applications
    • Multiple Layer Stripping
    • Multiple Step
    • Multiple Strip
    • Round Cable Applications
    • Single Wire
    • Single Wire Applications
    • Special Applications (evaluation required)
    • Special Applications
    • Stacking
    • Stripping
    • Stripping of inner conductor
    • Wire with Special Isolation

    Application Range

    Application Range

  • Technical Data

    Technical Data

    Maximum cable outer diameter 5.5 mm (0.21“)
    Minimum cable size AWG 40
    Maximum cable length*1) 1000 mm (39.4“), longer cable length with active wire stacker possible
    Minimum cable length15 mm + stripping lengths
    Maximum strip length side 126 mm (1.02“), 45 mm (1.77“) possible with new software version
    Maximum strip length side 226 mm (1.02“)
    Minimum strip length0.1 mm (0.004“)
    Strip length tolerance +/– 50 μm (depending on cable type and programming)
    QCam 360 measuring repeat accuracy 10 μm
    Production output (cut & strip)

    1200 pcs/h (100 mm long, 3-step strip on both sides)

    Production output (cut, strip & quality)1000 pcs/h (100 mm long, 3-step strip on both sides)
    Machine dimension1300 x 800 / 900 x 1400 mm (2200 mm with lifted cover)
    Machine dimension (incl. stacker and wire straightener)2000 x 800 / 900 x 1400 mm (2200 mm with lifted cover)
    Net weight407 kg
    Power supply100/120 VAC, 200/240 VAC, 800 VA, 50/60Hz
    Air supply6 bar (87 psi) non-oiled, dried and filtered compressed air
    Air consumptionAverage 65 l/min, maximum 400 l/min
    Air connectionAir hose 12/9 mm, max air hose length 10 meter
    CE-ConformityThe CoaxCenter 6000 complies fully with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative
    to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
    Important NoteSchleuniger recommends that wire samples be submitted in cases where
    there is doubt as to the processing capabilities of a particular machine.
    *1) depends on cable diameter and stiffness of the cable
  • More Info

    Function Principle

    Within today’s modern communication technology, increasing requirements for data transmission, with regard to data volume and safety, require more complex transmission mechanisms. This increases the requirements for antenna components. Consequently, the demands for processing the micro-coaxial cables and coaxial cables required for these antenna components are also increasing.

    • It has become practically impossible to achieve the required length tolerances with manual work or with semi-automatic Tools
    • Therefore, the cable ends have to be tested systematically. Use of microscopes or magnifying glasses is inefficient and the quality of such measurements is subject to fluctuations. Experience has shown that the individual assessment of the quality of such fine structures varies with the time of day and from person to person
    • Transporting the cables between the individual steps is also problematic. Even the smallest touch to the cable end can bend it and render the cable unusable. In the worst case scenario this can even result in failure of the end product

    Our solution to this challenge is the CoaxCenter 6000. It automates all cable assembly steps in one highly flexible machine platform. After cutting the cable, the cable end is held by one single gripper during all processes. That means there is no transfer. The cable retains its exact position and is therefore fed to the individual stations with maximum positioning accuracy. These stations were specially designed for the demanding requirements of this application:

    • RotaryUnit 6000: The RotaryUnit 6000 is a unique, rotary stripping unit in which the individual cable layers are incised and stripped with the highest precision. A centering device, consisting of six segments, ensures that the cable is kept in its optimum position during the incision without being damaged by the clamping pressure. The stripped cable parts are removed by a powerful extraction. Mechanics and extraction are designed to be operated in multiple shifts without maintenance interruptions
    • QCam 360: The QCam 360 is an extremely high quality camera system, which inspects and tests the cable ends directly after stripping. In addition, the QCam 360 can test other process steps, such as determining if the crimp terminal is seated correctly on the cable end after crimping
    • After all process steps have been carried out automatically, the cable is set down with a specially developed tweezer gripper without damaging the cable ends

    In addition to the specially developed processing stations, crimp presses and other stations from third-party suppliers can also be integrated. The QCam 360 can also check the process steps carried out with these stations.