For Bare Steel or Copper Wire
Bare copper wire or bare steel rope can slice the belts of a belt drive prefeed fairly quickly. The Model 6880-03 is designed for such applications. The 6880-03 is equipped with steel rollers that will grip any bare metal wire with no problem. Eubanks offers a variety of feed rollers with different contact surfaces for the 6880-03. There are rollers and guide tubes for accommodating delicate 30 AWG (.06mm²) bare copper wire and rollers for up to .250 in (6.3 mm) O.D. flexible bare steel rope.
The 6880-03 can accommodate from delicate 30 AWG (.06mm²) wire and up to 2 AWG (33.6mm²) flexible stranded wires. It can accommodate up to .250 in (6.3mm) flexible steel rope. The 6880-03 can support on its built-in spool stand a spool or reel weighing up to 120 lbs (54kg) or two small spools.
Download the Eubanks Engineering model 6880-03 Heavy Duty Demand Prefeed specifications for more detailed information.
The 6880-03 is designed as a stand-alone prefeed and can be used with any make of wire processing machine. When used with Eubanks wire processing machines, both the prefeed and the wire processor form an integrated system. This provides great safety as both the prefeed and wire processor will shut down in the event of a wire jam or entanglement due to poorly wound spools or reels at the prefeed end.
Once the proper exit pulley height is set, there are no tools required to operate the 6880-03. Using the manual toggle switch to load and unload wire will help to safely speed up spool changes. Using the variable speed control knob you can achieve maximum synchronization with the wire processor.
A 6880-03 will boost production as it will allow you to set your wire processor to a faster speed. It will help increase accuracy in wire lengths and will help relieve any stresses to the wire.