METZ­NER EXPANDS ITS COM­PE­TENCE
IN FOIL PRO­CES­SING FOR HIGH-VOL­TA­GE CABLES

Janu­a­ry 31, 2019

Neu-Ulm, Janu­a­ry 30, 2019: In recent years, Metz­ner Maschi­nen­bau GmbH has con­ti­nuous­ly inves­ted in the expan­si­on of the future-ori­en­ted field of e‑mobility. During this time, the Metz­ner deve­lo­p­ment team has signi­fi­cant­ly expan­ded its com­pe­ten­ci­es and initia­ted nume­rous fur­ther deve­lo­p­ments in the auto­ma­ted machi­ning pro­cess of high-vol­ta­ge cables. This is now paying off: The com­pa­ny alrea­dy offers tried and tes­ted solu­ti­ons for around half of all work steps requi­red in the pro­cess chain of this spe­cial cable pro­ces­sing — from semi-auto­ma­tic machi­nes to ent­i­re pro­duc­tion lines with a hig­her degree of automation.

Metz­ner machi­nes are now capa­ble of pro­ces­sing cables from a wide ran­ge of manu­fac­tu­rers and with dif­fe­rent cross-sec­tions (dia­me­ters from 4 to 120 mm²). In addi­ti­on, the machi­ne manu­fac­tu­rer has suc­cee­ded in making an important advan­ce in the auto­ma­tic foil pro­ces­sing of high-vol­ta­ge cables: With the help of the pro­cess deve­lo­ped by Metz­ner, not only foils with a length of 40 mm, but up to 200 mm can now be remo­ved safe­ly and pre­cise­ly. And this is now also pos­si­ble for high-vol­ta­ge cables with a manu­fac­tu­rer-depen­dent adhe­si­ve foil fit on the brai­ded shield. The fact that the foil in this case has a rela­tively strong bond with the braid makes its remo­val much more dif­fi­cult than with foils with an adhe­si­ve fit on the outer sheath. In addi­ti­on, Metz­ner has now also suc­cess­ful­ly imple­men­ted the auto­ma­tic cut­ting back of the cable shield for lengths of over 100 mm.

“This shows that, fol­lowing the pro­gress alrea­dy made in high-vol­ta­ge cable pro­ces­sing, we are con­ti­nuing to work flat out to be able to cover the ent­i­re pro­cess chain soon — espe­cial­ly the various con­nec­tor assem­bly steps,” says Mana­ging Direc­tor Ger­hard Rauch. On the way to this goal, the com­pa­ny has now again made decisi­ve progress.

In addi­ti­on, the machi­ne manu­fac­tu­rer has also made important pro­gress in the auto­ma­tic foil pro­ces­sing of high-vol­ta­ge cables: With the help of the pro­cess deve­lo­ped by Metz­ner, not only foils with a length of 40 mm but up to 200 mm can now be remo­ved safe­ly and pre­cise­ly. And this is now also pos­si­ble for high-vol­ta­ge cables with a manu­fac­tu­rer-depen­dent adhe­si­ve foil fit on the brai­ded shield. The fact that the foil in this case has a rela­tively strong bond with the braid makes its remo­val much more dif­fi­cult than with foils with an adhe­si­ve fit on the outer sheath. In addi­ti­on, Metz­ner has now also suc­cess­ful­ly imple­men­ted the auto­ma­tic cut­ting back of the cable shield for lengths of over 100 mm. 

“This shows that, fol­lowing the pro­gress alrea­dy made in high-vol­ta­ge cable pro­ces­sing, we are con­ti­nuing to work flat out to be able to cover the ent­i­re pro­cess chain soon — espe­cial­ly the various con­nec­tor assem­bly steps,” says Mana­ging Direc­tor Ger­hard Rauch. On the way to this goal, the com­pa­ny has now again made decisi­ve progress.

In addi­ti­on, the machi­ne manu­fac­tu­rer has also made important pro­gress in the auto­ma­tic foil pro­ces­sing of high-vol­ta­ge cables: With the help of the pro­cess deve­lo­ped by Metz­ner, not only foils with a length of 40 mm but up to 200 mm can now be remo­ved safe­ly and pre­cise­ly. And this is now also pos­si­ble for high-vol­ta­ge cables with a manu­fac­tu­rer-depen­dent adhe­si­ve foil fit on the brai­ded shield. The fact that the foil in this case has a rela­tively strong bond with the braid makes its remo­val much more dif­fi­cult than with foils with an adhe­si­ve fit on the outer sheath. In addi­ti­on, Metz­ner has now also suc­cess­ful­ly imple­men­ted the auto­ma­tic cut­ting back of the cable shield for lengths of over 100 mm. 

“This shows that, fol­lowing the pro­gress alrea­dy made in high-vol­ta­ge cable pro­ces­sing, we are con­ti­nuing to work flat out to be able to cover the ent­i­re pro­cess chain soon — espe­cial­ly the various con­nec­tor assem­bly steps,” says Mana­ging Direc­tor Ger­hard Rauch. On the way to this goal, the com­pa­ny has now again made decisi­ve progress.

In addi­ti­on, the machi­ne manu­fac­tu­rer has also made important pro­gress in the auto­ma­tic foil pro­ces­sing of high-vol­ta­ge cables: With the help of the pro­cess deve­lo­ped by Metz­ner, not only foils with a length of 40 mm but up to 200 mm can now be remo­ved safe­ly and pre­cise­ly. And this is now also pos­si­ble for high-vol­ta­ge cables with a manu­fac­tu­rer-depen­dent adhe­si­ve foil fit on the brai­ded shield. The fact that the foil in this case has a rela­tively strong bond with the braid makes its remo­val much more dif­fi­cult than with foils with an adhe­si­ve fit on the outer sheath. In addi­ti­on, Metz­ner has now also suc­cess­ful­ly imple­men­ted the auto­ma­tic cut­ting back of the cable shield for lengths of over 100 mm. 

“This shows that, fol­lowing the pro­gress alrea­dy made in high-vol­ta­ge cable pro­ces­sing, we are con­ti­nuing to work flat out to be able to cover the ent­i­re pro­cess chain soon — espe­cial­ly the various con­nec­tor assem­bly steps,” says Mana­ging Direc­tor Ger­hard Rauch. On the way to this goal, the com­pa­ny has now again made decisi­ve progress.

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