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CoaxCenter 6000

Unbeatable Quality in Micro-Coaxial and Coaxial Cable Processing

CoaxCenter 6000 Saw

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.

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.

Application Range

Material

  • Cable
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Conformable Cable
  • Corrugated Cable
  • Discrete Wire
  • Kapton
  • Low Loss Cable
  • Micro-Coaxial Cable
  • PUR
  • PVC
  • Rubber
  • Semi-Rigid Cable
  • Single Conductor Cable
  • Single Wire
  • Solid Wire
  • Special Designed Terminals
  • Stranded Wire
  • Teflon®
  • Tefzel®
  • Wire
  • Wire with Special Isolation

Processing Capabilities

Coax cable strip
Coaxial cable processing
Conformable cable processing
Corrugated cable processing
Cut to length with saw
Discrete wire processing
Discrete wire stripping
Full or partial strip left and right
Full strip
Micro-coaxial cable processing
Multi-layer stripping
Multi-layer with shield processing (Coax, Hybrid, etc.)
Multi-step stripping
Partial strip
Semi-rigid cable processing

Technical Data

Raw Material Diameter

Maximum 5.5 mm (0.21")

Conductor Cross-Section

0.005 mm2 (40 AWG)

Workpiece Length

Minimum 15 mm (0.59") + stripping lengths
Maximum 1,000 mm (39.4"), longer cable length with active wire stacker possible*

Strip Length

Minimum 0.1 mm (0.004“)
Maximum Side 1: 58 mm (2.28")
Maximum Side 2: 38 mm (1.49")

Strip Length Tolerance

+/– 50 μm (depending on cable type and programming)

Measuring Precision

10 μm

Production Rate

Cut & Strip: 1,200 pcs/h (100 mm (3.93") long, 3-step strip on both sides)
Cut, Strip & Quality: 1000 pcs/h (100 mm (3.93") long, 3-step strip on both sides)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

1,300 x 800 / 900 x 1,400 mm (51.18 x 31.49 / 35.43 x 55.11") 
(2,200 mm (86.61") with lifted cover)

Dimensions (L x W x H) incl. WireStacker and WireStraightener

2,000 x 800 / 900 x 1,400 mm (78.74 x 31.49 / 35.43 x 55.11")
(2,200 mm (86.61") with lifted cover)

Weight

407 kg (897 lbs.)

Power Supply

100/120 VAC, 200/240 VAC, 800 VA, 50/60Hz

Compressed Air Connection

6 bar (87 psi) non-oiled, dried and filtered compressed air
Average 65 l/min, maximum 400 l/min
Air hose 12/9 mm, max air hose length 10 meter

CE-Conformity

The CoaxCenter 6000 complies fully with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.

Important Note

Schleuniger recommends that wire samples be submitted in cases where there is doubt as to the processing capabilities of a particular machine.

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1) *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.