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High Energy Arc Wire Insulation Removal Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074622D
Original Publication Date: 1971-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Desautels, PM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This is a tool for stripping the insulation of fine wire by firing a high-energy arc across a gap containing the wire. Electrodes 1 and 2 are reciprocally moved past the wire 3 at as high an oscillation rate as possible, in order to sweep the arc plasma across the wire to vaporize or sublimate the insulation and leave a sharp insulation edge. Importantly, the electrodes are embedded in ceramic housings 4 and 5 so that the electrode tips are adjustably recessed from the apertures 6 and 7 thus affording close control over arc formation and energy level in the arc plasmas. Size of apertures 6 and 7 determines strip dimension. Distance between apertures is adjustable for various gauge wire.

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High Energy Arc Wire Insulation Removal Tool

This is a tool for stripping the insulation of fine wire by firing a high-energy arc across a gap containing the wire. Electrodes 1 and 2 are reciprocally moved past the wire 3 at as high an oscillation rate as possible, in order to sweep the arc plasma across the wire to vaporize or sublimate the insulation and leave a sharp insulation edge. Importantly, the electrodes are embedded in ceramic housings 4 and 5 so that the electrode tips are adjustably recessed from the apertures 6 and 7 thus affording close control over arc formation and energy level in the arc plasmas. Size of apertures 6 and 7 determines strip dimension. Distance between apertures is adjustable for various gauge wire.

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