Planetary Stranders and Cablers minimize the twisting of bare wire/insulated conductors around their own axis by utilizing an eccentric ring principle to maintain the axis of the bobbins parallel as the cage rotates. These machines are designed in two versions: light duty, for cabling insulated conductors with low bobbin weight and; heavy duty, for stranding bare wire with high bobbin weight.
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Planetary machines are designed in 2 versions: Light duty (L/D), for cabling insulated conductors with low bobbin weight and; heavy duty (H/D), for stranding bare wire with high bobbin weight.
The cage of a planetary machine can be set in one of 3 modes:
- Pure Planetary
- Variable backtwist
When running in a pure planetary mode, the cradle rotates one full revolution for every rotation of the cage in a direction opposite to that of the cage. The variable backtwist mode is programmed to compensate for lay length (pitch) and direction. In the rigid mode, the cradles are locked to the cage.
Planetary machine lines can be configured to assemble:
- Concentrically instrument/Data/Control cables
- Apply high tensile steel wire armouring
- Strand transmission elements, i.e. OPGW, ACSR
- Flexible conductors
Machine parameters are digitally monitored and controlled via a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and a menu driven touch screen so that at each stage the operator is guided to obtain the desired machine operation.
|Single Operator Control||Minimal Manpower Requirement|
|Integrated Line Control||Controlled Process|
|Loading System||Improved Productivity|
|Simple Machine Set-up||Reduced Downtime|
|System Diagnostics||Reduced Downtime|
|Smooth wire path||Improved Product Quality|
- Single or multiple loading system
- Programmable Variable backtwist
- Pneumatic, pre-loaded Fleet-O-Matic® tension system for pay-offs
- Driven pay-offs with individual tension control & tension monitoring
- Pre-formers & straighteners