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& Production Program: Control Board for Coaxial Cable Stripper
Client: Coastel Cable Tools
cable strippers were needed for two applications:
- To produce high quality, precise strips
in high volume applications
- To be rugged, portable and extremely precise
for delivering production quality in field use.
A bench top device was considered ideal for
the high volume application, while a handheld device was needed
for the field use application.
An important consideration was that because
soft compounds are sometimes used for the cable jacket, rapid
engagement of the cable stripper could easily damage the cable.
In addition, the high-speed requirement of the bench top device
made it imperative that free-wheeling at the end
of each procedure be eliminated.
conjunction with the device design, DCI developed the control
board for the bench top device that included both the soft-start
feature and an electronic brake to save the time that would
otherwise be lost if the user had to wait for the motor to
stop in the free-wheel condition.
In addition, DCI incorporated the soft-start
feature and developed the control board for the handheld device.
DCI carried the development through to production and continues
to produce the control board for both devices.
Coastel was able to provide a higher quality, more precisely
controlled cable stripper for its clients in both high volume
and field applications.