Kappa 350
40 years cutting edge

Kappa 350

Cut and Strip

  • Kappa 350 – The Power Pack

    Kappa 350 – The Power Pack

  • For large wire cross sections.

    For large wire cross sections.

  • Easy integration of wire feed systems, printers and deposit trays.

    Easy integration of wire feed systems, printers and deposit trays.

  • Option wire backstop

    Option wire backstop

The automatic cut and strip machine for large wire cross sections

  • Cut and strip from 2.5 – 120 mm² (AWG 14 – AWG 5/0)
  • High performance
  • Easy and flexible operation via touchscreen interface
  • Innovative sensor technology to aid setup and process monitoring
  • Minimal wire loss as a result of sensor monitoring
  • Easy connection of upstream and downstream devices
  • TopWin connection
  • Networking with company network

The Kappa 350 is a power pack machine that uses the double-blade principle to processround conductors up to 120 mm² and a maximum outer diameter of 35 mm. It has either a belt drive or various drive rollers available for wire transport. A switchable pressure unit adjusts the contact pressure of the drive unit to suit the processing step. Sophisticated sensor technology ensures that cut losses are eliminated. These are of particular consequence in the upper cross-section range.

Function

The powerful belt drive guarantees careful processing across the full cross-section range. The sensors are also combined with a length measurement encoder to provide optimal process monitoring and accuracy. Precuts are automatically minimized.

Sensor technology

For automatic conductor detection, a sensor using an inductive measuring principle automatically determines the conductor diameter. This shortens setup and changeover times considerably and reduces operator errors. An optical measurement principle using lasers and CCD lines determines the outer diameters of the wires and also checks that the wire is present during processing.

Peripherals and interfaces

Integration of wire feeder systems, printers, active deposit units, etc., is standardized and easy. Particular attention has beenpaid to the integration and control of the inkjet systems. Data backup, software updates and the import of CSV wire and product data are all carried out via a USB stick.

Software

The intuitive “TopTouch” touchscreen operating software is based on the proven Top-Win structure used on fully automatic crimping machines. The integrated user guidance makes all Kappas extremely easy to operate. TopWin Kappa enhances the capabilities and functionality of Kappa automatic cutting and stripping machines. The PC-based control software allows inkjet printing, sequence production or part list processing. The products to be produced can either be loaded onto the processing machine directly or via a jobs list. The optional WPCS (Wire Processing Communication Standard) interface enables the networking of Komax machines and their easy integration into existing production processes. The software used on the Kappa 350 also allows the centralized creation and management of parts, articles and orders in order to optimize production. Existing order and article lists can be converted into WPCS format using TopConvert. This data can then be processed directly by the cutting and stripping machine.

Wire cross-section, stranded wires* 2.5 – 120 mm² AWG14 – 5/0
Max. outside diameter 35 mm (1.38 in.)
Length accuracy repeatability Repeat accuracy
±(0.2%+1 mm (0.04 in.))
Flat wire processing
Wire length range 1 mm – 800000mm (0.039 in. – 874.9 yd.)
Max. wire transport speed 4.8 m/s (189 in./s)
Max. strip length full stripping Side 1: 290 mm (11.42 in.)
Side 2: 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Max. strip length partial strip Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Max. strip length semi strip Side 1: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Side 2: 999.9 mm (39.37 in.)
Programmable intermediate strip, number and length programmable
(No limitations in terms of number and length)
Automatic conductor detector (automatic detection of cut depth) standard
Cable detector
(queue, end and slip monitoring, zero-cut optimization, outer diameter measurement)
standard
Number of blade positions 2 blade positions (+1 slitting blade)
Wire end detection
Length measuring system standard
Straightener unit optional (external)
IOCS interface (expandable) 3 (6)
USB/standard ethernet standard
Noise level <70 dBA
Drive system Belt or roller drive
Production table standard
Electrical connection 110/230 VAC ±10% 50/60 Hz 1.2 kVA
Pneumatic connection 5–8 bar (73–116 psi)
Dimensions (W×H×D) 1090 × 1425 × 890 mm
(42.9 × 56.1 × 35 in.)
Weight approx. 270 kg (595.2 lb)
*   Kappa machines can process many conductors outside the indicated cross-section range, but certain extremely hard, tough wires may not be able to be processed, even if they are within the indicated cross- ubt, 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
Multi-conductor cable processing Multi conductor cable kappa
Double sheath cable processing Double sheath cable
Intermediate strip Intermediate strip
Intermediate slitting Intermediate slitting
Hot stamp marking Hot stamp marking with strip
Inkjet marking Inkjet
Sequence processing Sequence cs