Kappa 340

Kappa 340

Cut and Strip

  • Kappa 340

    Kappa 340

  • Dual head incl. form blade with support plates

    Dual head incl. form blade with support plates

  • Dual head with separation unit

    Dual head with separation unit

  • Dual head with V-blade and V-form blade

    Dual head with V-blade and V-form blade

  • Kappa 340 – Peripherals and interfaces

    Kappa 340 – Peripherals and interfaces

Kappa 340 – Versatile and powerful for complex wires with cross section of 0.22 – 70 mm²

Optimally equipped for wires both now and in the future

  • Cutting to length and stripping from 0.22 – 70 mm² (AWG24 – 2).
  • For uneven cable surfaces, battery, shielded multicore, HV, sensor wires and hard, tough, thick and thin insulation.
  • Multi-pole conductors up to 16 mm outer diameter or ribbon cables up to 16 mm wide.
  • Complex processing sequences can be produced easily and efficiently.

High reliability and simple operation

  • Proven technology of the Kappa series prevents all risk.
  • Refined for this special requirement.
  • Intuitive software for even easier operation and precise results.

Multiple processing options save time and increase capacity

  • Double blade holder for simultaneous processing with different blades.
  • Optional powerful rotary cutting unit.
  • Fully programmable slitting unit.
  • Belt drive with high torque and long support surface for optimum grip.

The versatile Kappa 340 is ideally equipped for all the challenges of modern wire processing, both now and in the future: It has a standard powerful dual cutting head combined with a rotary incision unit. Together with its high-torque belt drive, it handles complex processing sequences quickly and efficiently. A two-stage length measuring system ensures precise wire processing even in the most 
difficult processing situations. Komax Kappa is synonymous with speed, efficiency and reliability. With intuitive operation, sophisticated technology and innovative refinements, the Kappa 340 is a safe investment.

Enormous versatility

The Kappa 340 is designed for cutting to length and stripping wires with a cross section of 0.22 – 70 mm² (AWG 24–2). The cable range includes shielded multi-pole conductors, HV, battery and sensor wires up to 16 mm outer diameter and ribbon cables up to 16 mm wide. Two blade positions (dual head) are available for different V-blades, V-radius blades and/or optional form blades with support plates – ideal for the widest possible range of applications. The optional rotary incision unit (RIU) is a strong performer especially in complex wire sheathing and shorter changeover times. 

Precise and careful processing

A strong belt drive with a lot of torque and a long belt support surface enables careful transport of the wire with a high power transmission. Any slip is measured and compensated by the length measuring system. It is recommended in particular for precise and clean wire printing. 

Optional separation unit

The optional separation unit separates multiple inner conductors quickly and carefully – with no loss in quality. Using the patented Komax roller system, the inner conductors are pressed apart with great care. The forward and reverse function of the rolls allows even short wires to be processed with ease.

 

Optional slitting unit

The fully programmable optional slitting unit allows production of intermediate strips. Long sheath pieces needing to be stripped can also be slit for an easier stripping process. The combination of dual cutting head, rotary cutting unit and slitting unit means up to four different process positions can be controlled for one wire.

Sensor technology

Thanks to automatic wire diameter and cross-section detection, it is quick and easy to set up and parameterize new wire materials. This unique measuring principle reduces what was previously a time-consuming set-up to an absolute minimum. The optical wire detector also makes cut losses a thing of the past. The same sensor continuously monitors the processing during production, enabling wire ends and transport errors to be recognized as early as possible.

Peripherals and interfaces

Integration of wire feed systems, different pressure systems, active deposit units and much more is standardized and therefore extremely easy. Data backup, software updates and the import of CSV product data are all carried out via a USB stick. Furthermore, the Kappa 340 can also be connected to TopWin Kappa.

TopWin Kappa – perfectly networked

The TopWin Kappa operating software enhances the capabilities and functionality of Kappa machines via a clear-to-use PC user interface. Using TopWin Kappa allows inkjet, laser and label printers to be programmed and controlled. It is also possible to choose between different production philosophies, such as sequence production, parts-list, harness processing mode and multi-lead sets. TopWin Kappa can be easily integrated into networks via the WPCS interface, including existing user networks. The production-control room software also enables centralized data management, production control and monitoring.

 

  Kappa 340 with RIU Kappa 340 without RIU
Wire cross section*   0.22 – 70 mm²/ AWG24 – 2/ 0 0.22 – 70 mm²/ AWG24 – 2/ 0 
Max. outer diameter   16 mm (0.63 in.) 16 mm (0.63 in.) 
Wire length accuracy   Length tolerance ±(0.2% +1 mm [0.039 in.]) Length tolerance ±(0.2% +1 mm [0.039 in.]) 
Max. wire transport speed   4.0 m/s (157.5 in./s) 4.0 m/s (157.5 in./s) 
Flat wire processing   Optional 16 mm (0.63 in.) Optional 16 mm (0.63 in.) 
Inner conductor processing   4 × 0.35 mm² to 3 × 2.5 mm² / 4 × AWG22 to 3 × AWG13* 4 × 0.35 mm² to 3 × 2.5 mm² / 4 × AWG22 to 3 × AWG13* 
Wire length range (short mode possible)   1 mm (0.039 in.) – 800,000 mm (874.89 yd.) 1 mm (0.039 in.) – 800,000 mm (874.89 yd.) 
Max. stripping lengths* Full strip Side 1: 260 mm (10.2 in.)
Side 2: 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Side 1: 260 mm (10.2 in.)
Side 2: 135 mm (5.3 in.)
 
  Half strip Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
  Semi strip
Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.3 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.3 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
 
Center strip Number/length Programmable (no restriction in terms of number and length) Programmable (no restriction in terms of number and length) 
Rotary incision Programmable incision diameter on one or more wire layers Standard Retrofittable
Monitoring Wire and wire feed monitoring, zero-cut optimization, automatic cross-sectional and outer diameter measurement Optional Optional 
Length measuring system Precise rotary incision positioning, precise cutting to length, automatic length correction in case of diameter loss due to belt or roller wear, wire slip compensation and wire end detection Standard Standard 
Wire transport system Multiple supported belt drive Yes Yes
IOCS interfaces (expandable) 3 (6) 3 (6) 
USB Data backup, software updates, CSV import of product and wire data Yes Yes
Networking Control center, WPCS, TopWin Kappa Optional Optional
Storage capacity   Tens of thousands of products Tens of thousands of products 
Electrical connection   110/230 VAC ±10% – 50/60 Hz 250 VA 110/230 VAC ±10% – 50/60 Hz 250 VA 

* Kappa machines can process many wires outside the indicated cross-section range. It may not be possible to process some extremely hard, tough wires, even if they are within the indicated cross-section range. If in doubt, we are happy to provide you with samples of your wires.

Cutting Cutting
Cutting pulled strands Cut pulled strands
Precision cut Precision cut
Full stripping Full strip both sides
Half stripping Half strip both sides
Multi-step stripping Multiple strip
Flat cable processing
Multi-conductor cable processing Multi conductor cable kappa
Core processing for shielded cables Core processing for shielded cables
Double sheath cable processing Double sheath cable
Intermediate strip Intermediate strip
Intermediate slitting Intermediate slitting
Hot stamp marking Hot stamp marking
Inkjet marking Inkjet
Sequence processing Sequence cs