Lightweight cutting machine for cutting and disposing Kevlar strength members of Glass Fiber Optic (GOF) cables.
Kevlar, used as a strength member, is very hard to cut with common tools, such as scissors. The patented system easily separates and draws the Kevlar into the cutting head, where it is severed. An efficient vacuum system with a micro pore filter disposes of theseparated Kevlar, ensuring that no fibers can reach the respiratory organs.
The built-in vacuum system separates the Kevlar strands from the fiber optic wire and positions them in the cutting head. A pneumatic initiated stroke of the cutting blade onto the anvil accurately severs the fibers. The number of cutting strokes can be adapted to the thickness of the material.
Setting and Operation
Setting up the FiberOptic 7010
- Select the cutting length of the remaining Kevlar fiber by means of the adjustable stop
- Select distance between cutting blade and anvil (depending on the length of the projecting buffered fiber)
Kevlar cutting process
- Insert cable to the stop
- Press foot pedal half way (activates vacuum system)
- Depress foot pedal all the way (activates the cutting process)
- If required, repeat process by pressing foot pedal again
- Upon releasing the foot pedal the vacuum system automatically switches off
FiberOptic 7010 as Part of a Processing Line
After cutting the fiber optic cable with the OC 3950 cutting machine, the jacket is stripped partially with the UniStrip 2545 and can easily be removed by hand. Severing and disposing of the fibers is done with the FiberOptic 7010. With the FiberStrip 7030 or FiberStrip 7035 stripping machines, the buffer and/or coating is removed in a subsequent step.
Processing of all cables containing a Kevlar strength member.
|Max. Cable O. D.||4.5 mm (0.18“)|
Shortest Length of Remaining Kevlar
3.0 mm (0.12“)
min. 3 sec. (depending upon the amount of strokes)
100/115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1000 VA (vacuum system)
Compressed Air Requirement
0.5 – 0.7 MPa (75 – 105 psi), consumption: 0.12 l/stroke (0.01 ft3/stroke)
Cutting machine: 600 x 75 x 130 mm (23.6” x 3.0” x 5.1”)
Vacuum system: O 200 x 500 mm (O 7.87“ x 19.69“)
Cutting machine: 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs.)
Vacuum system: 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs.)
Content of Delivery
Kevlar cutting machine FiberOptic 7010, foot pedal / Option: vacuum system
CE – Conformity
The FiberOptic 7010 fully complies with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
Schleuniger recommends that wire samples be submitted in cases where there is
doubt as to the processing capabilities of a particular machine.