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INSULATION CAPTURING WIRE STRIPPER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006529D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Tom Mayers: AUTHOR

Abstract

In the process of stripping insulation from electrical wires, the small pieces of stripped insulation fall to the ground This is particularly objectionable when, for exam- ple, stripping existing wires in a ceiling elevated above food in a grocery store, above garment racks in fine clothing stores or above a desk in an office.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 16 August 1992

INSULATION CAPTURING WIRE STRIPPER

by Tom Mayers

  In the process of stripping insulation from electrical wires, the small pieces of stripped insulation fall to the ground This is particularly objectionable when, for exam- ple, stripping existing wires in a ceiling elevated above food in a grocery store, above garment racks in fine clothing stores or above a desk in an office.

  Clean-up after the fact is generally the way the stripped insulation pieces are retrieved. In some cases no clean-up effort is attempted or in a few cases a dili- gent worker may try to strip the wire over a waste container.

  Despite diligence in attempting to locate and manually pick up or vacuum clean the stripped insula- tion pieces, a number escape the clean-up effort, to the

displeasure of the person who subsequently locates such an unretrieved insulation piece.

None of the above methods has proven to be a sat- isfactory solution.

  Use of a wire stripping tool with an insulation cap- turing and/or retaining receptacle, as shown, ensures that stripped insulation pieces fall into and are collected in the receptacle as they leave the wire, thus ensuring that purchasers of food and clothing or occupants of homes or offices would not be annoyed with wayward pieces of stripped insulation. The receptacle may typi- cally take the form of a small mesh bag whose mouth is formed around an open wire frame and which is attached to and hangs...