Alpha 356

Alpha 356

Crimp to Crimp

  • Alpha 356 Wire crimping machine

    Alpha 356 Crimping machine

  • Alpha 356 Wire crimping machine

    Alpha 356 Crimping machine

Alpha 356 – Crimping machine

  • Highly flexible with up to five or seven processing stations
  • Integration of standard and customer-specific processes possible
  • Many processing configurations to choose from
  • Integrated quality measurements
  • Create the next job while the machine is running
  • Can be integrated in a network with WPCS interface

With its extra large mounting surface, the Alpha 356 has room for up to seven processing modules. This machine is ideal if you need increased flexibility or have complex processes.


Along with the most frequent standard processes of crimping and seal loading, you can obtain a large variety of processing modules such as: fluxing/tinning, twisting the ends of wires, fitting with insulating sleeves and crimping modules for the widest variety of contacts types, ultrasonic or resistance welding modules. You can integrate customer-specific processing stations easily with the ultra-flexible TopWin software.

High productivity

With the reliable TopWin software you can record and edit jobs while the machine is running. The quick wire selector, quick tool-change system and other options ensure excellent productivity especially if there are frequent changeovers.

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.


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 356 can be customized with various accessories to meet specific customer needs.

  • mci 712/722 crimping module
  • mci 782 twisting module
  • ioc 785 tinning module
  • mci 765 C seal module
  • mci 792 sleeve module
  • AEH module for end sleeve for strand
  • MIL crimp module
  • Welding and ultrasonic modules
  • Customer-specific special modules


The Alpha 356 can be customized with various accessories to meet specific customer needs.

Preliminary processing of wires

  • Inkjet marker
  • Hot-stamp marker
  • K106/ads117/119 de-reeler

Wire deposition

  • Basic module, 2m (78.7in) or 4m (157.5in)
  • Extension module, 2m or 4m

Measuring devices

  • Fully automatic pull-out force measurement
  • External measurement of crimp height and pull-out force
  • WPCS, TopConvert, TopNet

Process monitoring

  • Crimp force analysis (CFA)
  • Material change detection
  • Seal position monitoring (SPM)
  • Splice detection
  • Wire-end detection


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.)
Optional 30–60mm (1.18in.–2.36in.)
Length accuracy (Repeat) ± (0.2% +1.0mm (0.04in.)
Stripping lengths 0.1 - 35mm (0.004in.-1.38in.)
Stripping lengths with partial strip 47mm (1.85in.) on side 1
35mm (1.38in.) on side 2
Optional up to 80mm (3.15in.)
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 <75dB (no crimp module)
Electrical connection 3x208 - 480V 50/60Hz 5kVA
Pneumatic connection 5 - 8bar (73 - 116 psi)
Air consumption 9m³/h (318ft³/h)
Weight approx. 1400kg (3090lb.)
*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 356 Layout
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
Double sheath cable processing Triaxial cable
Coaxial and triaxial cable processing Coaxial 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 different crimp
Split cycle for closed barrels Split cycle both sides
Seal insertion Sealing both sides
Twisting / tinning Twisting and tinning
Sleeve insertion Sleave insertion A433 A356
Ferrule crimping Ferrule crimping
MIL crimping MIL Crimp
Wire end solidifying, splicing, welding Wire end solidifying