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Oscillating Electrodischarge Wire Stripper Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052226D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacFarland, RC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This arc-stripping head 10 oscillates with respect to the wire 16 to promote more uniform stripping.

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Oscillating Electrodischarge Wire Stripper Head

This arc-stripping head 10 oscillates with respect to the wire 16 to promote more uniform stripping.

Head 10 is made of dielectric material and contains two hollow tubes 12 facing end to end. Electrodes 14 in the tubes are connected across a high tension transformer. When a wire is placed between the electrode tips and voltage applied to the transformer, sufficient energy is developed to arc-strip organic insulation off the surface of the wire 16.

To promote uniform stripping of the wire, the head 10 is caused to oscillate with respect to the wire 16. For this purpose, the head 10 is mounted on a slide. The slide is set into minute oscillation perpendicular to both the wire 16 and arc axis. This oscillation causes the arc to flicker back and forth on both sides of the wire 16 and strips the insulation completely off a segment of the wire 16. The length of the wire segment, which is arc-stripped, is determined by advancing the wire across the arc gap in increments which are approximately equal to the width of the arc.

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