Wire stripping machines are designed to do precise measuring, cutting and stripping, but are not designed for pulling heavy reels or spools. When pulling spools weighing 20 lbs or more directly from the stripper, this can shorten the life of the stripper’s wire drive mechanism. The model 6880-05 Prefeed helps protect and prolong the service life of your wire stripper as it absorbs all the stress that comes from pulling and tugging wire off a spool, thus protecting your wire processor investment. The 6880-05 is equipped with special tough rubber like drive belts that will not wear easily and will not mark or damage the wire’s insulation. The 6880-05 can accommodate from delicate 30 AWG (.06mm²) wire and up to 2/0 AWG (69mm²) flexible stranded wires. The 6880-05 can also support on its side arm a spool or reel weighing up to 120 lbs (54kg).
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The 6880-05 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 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 6815-05. Using the manual toggle switch to load and unload wire will help to safely speed up spool changes. By using the variable speed control knob you can achieve maximum synchronization with the wire processor.
A 6880-05 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 stress to the wire.