Rubber belts pull the wire through the straightener and input
guide. CUT and STRIP blades are open at mid-setting.
The pre-selected wire length
is measured, wire motion stops and the CUT blades close.
CUT blades return to
mid-setting and the input guide rises. The belts move the trailing
end of the cut piece back through the blades into the strip position.
blades close, penetrating the insulation to the programmed depth,
and then retract a preset distance to prevent scraping of the conductor
during stripping. The belts advance the wire to pull off the insulation
slug or to move it slightly if the wire is being semi-stripped.
The STRIP blades return to midsetting and the input guide lowers
back into feed position. The belts eject the finished wire and advance
the next lead end into strip position.
The STRIP blades close, penetrating the insulation to the programmed
depth, and then retract a programmed distance. The belts pull the
wire to slide the slug off-or move it slightly if the wire is being
blades then return to mid-setting and the wire advances to begin a