Fully automatic machine Zeta 620: Huge opportunity for smaller control cabinet builders
Technology & Innovation
Almost half of the work involved in control cabinet construction takes place during the wiring stage. Komax's most advanced wire processing machines allow for the full automation of the most labor-intensive processes. With the new compact Zeta 620, even smaller control cabinet builders can now enter the world of automation at a reasonable price.
The Zeta 620 automatically produces entire parts lists and deposits the cables sorted and labeled.
Without changeover, it produces up to 24 different cables in the cross-section range from 0.5 to 6 mm² with up to 7 different ferrules in any order.
Depending on the requirements, the cables are bundled by lots using adhesive tape or are bundled sequentially in the ideal wiring sequence for installation on request.
According to a study by the University of Stuttgart, manual wiring accounts for 49% of the total effort involved in control cabinet construction. With an average creation time of 157 seconds per cable, wire assembly - i.e. cutting and stripping, crimping and marking - accounts for the largest share of this work. With typically 500 cables, that's about 22 hours per control cabinet.
The Zeta series from Komax: leading the way in sequential wire assembly
The models in our Zeta series for sequential wire assembly are the most advanced on the market, automatically producing entire parts lists and depositing the cables sorted and labeled. This also reduces the time required for reading and analyzing the diagram and for laying the wire, which corresponds to a total time reduction of around 80%.
Zeta 620: cost-efficient just-in-time production from batch size 1
The previous top models Zeta 630, Zeta 640 and Zeta 650 are designed to meet the high performance requirements of larger manufacturers and specialized wire assemblers. With the simplified and extremely compact Zeta 620, we were systematically focused on the conditions and demands of small and medium-sized control cabinet builders. Full automation allows for cost-efficient just-in-time production from batch size 1, while at the same time guaranteeing continuously high quality.
Compact, nimble and hugely versatile
With a footprint of 2150 × 1545 mm, the Zeta 620 fits into any space and produces 360 cables per hour, with ferrules on both sides. Without changeover, it produces up to 24 different cables in the cross-section range from 0.5 to 6 mm² with up to 7 different ferrules in any order.
The end product is cables that are ready-labeled and bundled, which makes it much easier and quicker to install them in the control cabinet because it’s clear from their ends which components they need to be connected to.
Bundled ready for assembly on request
Depending on the requirements, the cables are bundled by lots using adhesive tape or are bundled sequentially in the ideal wiring sequence for installation on request. All of this increases efficiency: No more labeling, searching for the right wire, reading diagrams, changing tools, accidentally wiring incorrectly etc.
This entry-level model offers a real breakthrough
The Zeta 620 offers you a great opportunity to streamline your production and offer a service package that was previously reserved for larger manufacturers. We would be happy to advise you on how you can automate this previously laborious process and strengthen your position in the market, taking into account your infrastructure and product range.
Matthias Felder’s career at Komax began in 2014. After starting out in assembly, he first became Product Support Manager of Harness Machines division and has fully embraced this product group since 2022.