The two wire drives are fitted with highly dynamic AC-servo axes and an integrated anti-slip system. With this sophisticated handling technology, two wires can be fed in parallel and their ends cut to length and terminated in a controlled process. Wires are handled gently throughout. For example, the gripping force exerted on the two wires can be programmed separately and saved for each wire.
The two wires are brought together in the double gripper module, where double crimps can be produced either side by side or one above the other.
The machine is laid out to accommodate up to six processing stations. When combined with the double gripper module, integrated as part of the standard equipment, and the double wire drive, the Alpha 477 can produce V connections out of two different wires with two different seals and three different crimp contacts. It can handle cross section ratios from 1:4 onward with no trouble at all as well as total cross sections as large as 6mm². With a mere click of your mouse, you can choose between double crimp and single wire processing or switch from one job to another.
Wire deposit system
The standard configuration of the Alpha 477 includes a wire deposit system with batch sorting. This deposit system assures a reliable transition from one batch to the next, even when the machine is producing double crimp connections. An integrated head separation feature is also now featured in the deposit system. It allows the two wires to be separated at the end with the double crimp. If placed in a portable deposit tray, the processed wires can then be removed easily and conveniently outside the safety zone.
Maximum ease of operation
The machine has a large swivel radius of 400mm and an upward opening safety cover, making it highly accessible to the operator. An expandable wire deposit system plus the TopWin user interface are two further user friendly features that assure great ease of operation.