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KM-CFK

Compacting Station (Resistance Welding)

Overview

The Strunk KM-CFK welding station will compact (compress, form, and bond) stripped wire ends from 0.5 up to 6 mm² (20 - 10 AWG) on the CrimpCenter 6-series machines through a resistance welding process. Depending on the CrimpCenter model, one or both wire ends can be compacted or the process can be combined with other processing steps. The system includes the KM-CFK station, a separate control unit and a separate (optional) cooling unit.

  • Reliable compacting process
  • Very short cycle times
  • Easy adjusting for various wire cross sections
  • Quality assurance with automatic data storage (optional PC controller)

Application Range

The Strunk KM-CFK welding station will compact (compress, form, and bond) stripped wire ends from 0.5 up to 6 mm² (20 - 10 AWG) on the CrimpCenter 6-series machines through a resistance welding process. The stripped wire end is positioned in the tooling of the compacting station by the swivel arm of the CrimpCenter. The individual strands are compacted between vertically installed electrodes. On both sides, ceramic plates determine the compacting width. Changeover of electrodes and ceramic plates for different wire cross sections is easy and fast. Welding parameters can be monitored during the entire process and saved for quality checking when using the optional PC control unit.

The standard KM-CFM compacting station includes the following items:

  • KM-CFK compacting station with base frame
  • Transformer 50 Hz
  • 50 Hz power section (thyristor based) or inverter for mid-/high frequency
  • Board-based controller
  • Electrode kit for one wire cross section

Technical Data

Conductor Cross-Section

0.5 - 6 mm² (20 – 10 AWG)

Electrode Force

1,800 N (400 lbs.)

Welding Power

104 kVA

Dimensions (L x W x H)

KM-CFK: 660 x 180 x 470 mm (26 x 7.08 x 18.50”)
Control unit: 600 x 550 x 220 mm (23.62 x 21.65 x 8.66”)
Cooling unit: 600 x 500 x 320 mm (23.62 x 19.69 x 12.6”)

Weight

KM-CFK: approx. 90 kg (200 Ibs.)
Control unit: approx. 22 kg (50 Ibs.)
Cooling unit: approx. 42 kg ( 92.59 Ibs.)

CE-Conformity

The KM-CFK fully complies with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.

More Info

Options

  • Power amplifier mid- / high-frequency
  • PC control unit
  • Compaction measurement system for quality assurance
  • Cooling units (either 50 Hz or 60 Hz) for fully automatic processing (recommended)
  • Various electrode kits for different wire cross sections

Features

  • Reliable compacting of stripped wire ends / strands
  • Short cycle times
  • Easy changeover for different wire cross sections
  • Quality assurance with automatic data storage (PC-based controller)
  • Power amplifiers for mid- and high frequency available
Compatible with
Cut, Strip & Terminate