Alpha 355
40 years cutting edge

Alpha 355

Crimp to Crimp

  • Alpha 355 Wire crimping machine

    Alpha 355 Crimping machine

  • Alpha 355 Wire crimping machine

    Alpha 355 Crimping machine

Alpha 355 – Crimping machine

  • Short changeover times
  • Reliable process monitoring
  • High production output
  • Setup of next job while production of current job is underway

Short setup and changeover times, integrated quality measurements, and top performance are the three main features of the Alpha 355 fully automatic crimping machines.

Function

The Komax Alpha 355 is designed for one and two-sided crimping and seal loading. It even handles double-crimp connections involving varying lengths and the same wire types without any problem.
The ultra-precise dual-channel blade system allows for a large range of wire sizes without blade changes.

Fast changeovers

In most machines, changeover times offer the biggest potential for optimization. With options like the manual wire selector and/or the quick-change system for crimping tools, materials and tools can be prepared for the next job while the machine is running.
Jobs can also be recorded and edited with TopWin while the machine is running. The changeover time is displayed, providing an easy method for optimizing the workflow.

Maximum quality control

Crimp-height measurement and fully automatic pull-out force measurement are integrated in the process sequence. Optional material-change detection and the optional barcode scanner help to prevent materials from getting mixed up.
The processes are constantly checked against the specified values during production with functions that monitor crimp force, seals, splices, end of wire supply, and length. Any cables with processing defects are removed and an appropriate number of cables are post-processed automatically to replace them.


Alpha 355 Auszugskraftmessung

User friendly

The drive unit for the blade head is placed underneath, giving the machine a neat and ergonomic layout. All processing stations have safety covers that open vertically for optimum access, and application-specific parts like applicators and contact rolls can be changed without tools. Controls are placed at decentralized positions, allowing the necessary machine functions to be triggered during setup. All setting and adjustment procedures can be controlled from the TopWin graphical user interface in the operator’s choice of over 20 different languages.

Alpha 355 Verarbeitung

Software

The optional interface WPCS (Wire Processing Communication Stand-ard) allows Komax machines to be networked under TopWin. With this open interface, the machine is easy to integrate into existing production sequences.
TopNet is a clearly arranged mana-gement software with functions for the centralized creation and management of parts, articles and jobs that help you to optimize your production operations.
TopConvert can be used to convert already existing job and article lists to WPCS format. This data can then be directly processed by fully automatic crimping machines.

Processing modules

The Alpha 355 can be customized with various accessories to meet specific customer needs.

Accessories/options

The Alpha 355 can be customized with various accessories to meet specific customer needs.

Preliminary processing of wires

  • Variety of wire feed systems
  • Inkjet marking
  • Straightening unit, standard/manual wire selector

Measuring devices 

  • Integrated crimp height measurement 
  • Integrated pull-out force measurement 
  • Fully automatic pull-out force measurement

Wire deposition

  • Basic module, 2m or 4m
  • Extension module, 2m or 4m

Crimping module accessories

  • Quick-change system for tools 
  • Terminal feed with paper take-up unit 
  • Contact strip chopper (chopper) 

Process monitoring 

  • Strip quality check (SQC)
  • Automatic conductor detector (ACD)
  • Crimp force monitoring (CFA/CFA+)
  • Seal monitoring (SPM/SPA)
  • Spark tester 
  • Splice detection 
  • Wire-end detection

Other accessories 

  • Automatic guide tube changer 
  • Double gripper module 
  • Material change detection 
  • Barcode scanner 
  • Set for small cross sections 
  • Set for halogen-free conductors 
  • Touch screen control

Services

Komax offer to you an optimal support by individual Service offers. 

  • After-Sales Service 
  • Production Assistance 
  • Certified Training Courses 
  • Feasibility Test
Length range 60mm–65000mm (2.36in.–213ft.)
Optionally from 30mm (1.18in.)
Length accuracy (Repeat) ±(0.2%+1.0mm (0.04in.)
Stripping lengths 0.1–35mm (0.004–1.38in.)
Stripping lengths with partial strip Beginning of wire 35mm ±1mm (1.38in. ±0.04in.)
End of wire 35mm ±1mm (1.38in. ±0.04in.)
Wire cross section* 0.22 – 6.0mm² (AWG24 - AWG10)
Optional up to 0.13mm² (AWG26)
Wire draw-in speed max. 12m/s (39ft/s)
Noise level <80dB (no crimp module)
Electrical connection 3x208 - 480V 50/60Hz 5kVA
Pneumatic connection 5–8bar (73–116psi) 
Air consumption 9m³/h (318ft³/h) 
Weight incl. crimp and seal modules
approx. 1300kg (2866lb.)
*Extremely hard and tough wires may not be able to be processed even if they are within the above cross section range. If you are in doubt about your wires, we are happy to process samples of them.




Alpha 355 Layout
Cutting Cutting
Cutting pulled strands Cut pulled strands
Full stripping Full strip both sides
Half stripping Half strip both sides
Double sheath cable processing Triaxial cable
Intermediate strip Intermediate strip
Crimping Crimping cc
Hot stamp marking Hot stamp marking with strip
Inkjet marking Inkjet
Sequence processing Sequence cc
Double crimping Double crimping same crimp
Split cycle for closed barrels Split cycle both sides
Seal insertion Sealing both sides