Reproducible OEM quality thanks to integrated spot taping
For UTP wires for applications with high data transfer speeds (CAN FD, FlexRay or 100 MBit/s Ethernet), OEMs demands the spot taping of open wire ends for quality reasons. This prevents the unintended opening of the ends in downstream logistics steps or during manual insertion processes. For the first time, the Sigma 688 ST enables fully automated processing including double-sided spot taping at the first intersection point. This ensures reproducible quality with high performance. Proven and innovative quality monitoring systems ensure OEM-compliant quality and precision.
The perfect process for the perfect wire
Fully automated processing including twisting and spot taping enhances product security and stability. Precision spot taping is executed while the UTP wires are held in place by the grippers of the twisting process. The careful wire handling guarantees damage-free articles. They can be taken out of the wire deposit ready for insertion.
Simplified logistics pay dividends
With spot-taped UTP wires, the need for further transport to a manual spot taping station is omitted. Unintended untwisting is prevented, making handling more secure. Manual spot taping is omitted, minimizing the needed floor space and resource consumption. Overall logistics costs are
Maximum flexibility and compelling options
Depending on the article, the spot taping modules can be activated or deactivated on both sides or exclusively on the right or left. The taping parameters stored for the article can be sent to the Sigma 688 ST via the WPCS (interface for data exchange between the wire processing automated machines and the ME system), which saves time. Depending on the application, the “short open ends” or “open ends standard” processing set can be selected. There are also three further optional processing sets: for long and unequal length open ends, for short lengths and for small cross sections. A variety of options for marking and quality assurance is also available. A wide selection of suitable accessories significantly boosts overall efficiency.