Alpha 550
40 years cutting edge

Alpha 550

Crimp to Crimp

  • Alpha 550

    Alpha 550

  • Alpha 550

    Quick and reliable setup directly on the crimp module

  • Alpha 550

    Highly effective option: quick-change wire draw-in

Maximum performance

Best in class productivity

  • High machine speed for the best unit cost performance
  • Fastest conversion for maximum production output
  • First-time-right: perfectly synchronized machine processes with excellent CPK results

Powerful and flexible

  • Robust and reliable processing of wire cross sections ranging from 0.13 to 6 mm²
  • Produces special and complex applications thanks to flexible machine configuration

Ready for the future

  • Most modern, forward-looking machine technology for highest requirements
  • Integrated automatic conductor detection (ACD) for superb quality stripping
  • Equipped for future requirements thanks to quality monitoring and gentle wire processing

Consistent high productivity and flexibility with maximum precision are the requirements fully automated wire processing has to meet, both today and in the future. The Alpha 550 – the latest fully automatic wire processing machine for two-sided seal insertion – meets these requirements across the entire spectrum with revo­lutionary technology. The Alpha 550 can yield crucial competitive advantages with its unmatched unit cost performance, flexible production output and superb quality. The machine comes with an ACD automatic conductor detector as a standard feature.

At high speed for top unit cost performance

With its high processing speed, the Alpha 550 achieves the best unit cost performance in its class. All system components are designed for top performance. The processes are perfectly coordinated. For example is the conveyor belt speed in the new deposit system automatically adjusted to ensure consistent optimum throughput.

Ultra-fast conversion for maximum productivity

Simple, fast setup and conversion approaches allow short travel paths while accelerating the pro­cedures. With the touch screen, keyboard and mouse, the Alpha 550 can be oper­ated in a time-saving and ergonomic fashion. The machine software allows the next job to be loaded without halting operations and the material and the tool to be prepared. Indicator lamps and LED-illuminated work zones optimize and expand user guidance.

First-time-right approach for almost no rejects

Perfectly synchronized machine processes and quality assurance and monitoring functions ensure top precision and excellent CpK results. Processes are optimum thanks to the reliable EtherCAT technology.

Robust system

Powerful servomotors position the swivel arm with unrivaled repeat ac­curacy. The mechanical and electronic components are well-protected from dirt and ambient influences and also suitable for environments with high temper­atures and moisture.

Versatile options

Various options, such as the linear quick wire changer and the stationary (STC) or mobile (MTC) terminal changer for fast crimp tool changes, enable optimal flexible operation within the stable system.

Customer-specific and individualized

The different process modules make it possible to have complex and individualized configurations with up to four stations. Customer-specific processes can be programmed on request.

The market leader’s quality and expertise

Komax assures the maximum per­formance capability of the system by deliv­ering holistic, comprehensive quality. It considers all components and rounds out these efforts with local services globally.

Wire cross sections 0.13 – 6 mm² (AWG 26 – 10)*
Wire draw-in speed Max. 12 m/s (39 ft/s)
Outer diameter of conductor Max. 5.1 mm (0.20 in)
Length range 60 – 65 000 mm (2.35 in – 213 ft)**
Full stripping 0.1 – 29.5 mm (0.004 – 0.98 in)
Half stripping Max. 35.5 mm (1.4 in)
Crimp force Max. 22 kN (max. 4 496 lbf)
Process modules side 1 / 2 2 / 2
Noise level < 80 dB (without crimp tool)
Electrical connection 3 × 208 – 480 V / 50 – 60 Hz / 5.6 k VA
Compressed air connection 5 – 8 bar (73 – 116 psi)
Air consumption Crimp / Crimp
Crimp-Seal / Crimp-Seal
<7 m³/h (247 ft³/h)
<11 m³/h (388.5 ft³/h)
Weight (incl. 2 crimping modules) 1.30 t (2866 lbs.)
* Depends on material out of which the cable is made
** Repeat accuracy ± (0.2% + 1 mm [0.04in])
Cutting Cutting
Cutting pulled strands Cut pulled strands
Full stripping Full strip both sides
Half stripping Half strip both sides
Core processing Inner conductor 2pol crimp
Coaxial and triaxial cable processing Coaxial cable
Double sheath cable processing Triaxial cable
Intermediate strip Intermediate strip
Crimping Crimping cc
Double crimping Double crimping Alpha 530/550
Split cycle for closed barrels Split cycle both sides
Seal insertion Sealing both sides
Twisting / tinning Twisting and tinning
Sleeve insertion Sleave insertion G333
Ferrule crimping Ferrule crimping
MIL crimping MIL Crimp
Wire end solidifying, splicing, welding Wire end solidifying
Hot stamp marking Hot stamp marking with strip
Inkjet marking Inkjet