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Wire Insulation Stripping

Wire insulation stripping and removal is just one of the many applications of our fiber lasers, read our dedicated article here to learn more.

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The technique of wire stripping is common practice in the electronics industry, involving the removal of the insulating material layer surrounding an electrical wire. Wire stripping is performed in order to replace, repair or to re-connect a wire to other wires or terminals.

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Wire insulation removal and stripping

The technique of wire stripping is common practice in the electronics industry, involving the removal of the insulating material layer surrounding an electrical wire. This is performed in order to replace, repair or to re-connect a wire to other wires or terminals.

Traditional wire insulation removal practices

Current industry methods use mechanical stripping machines, which frequently damage the wire itself, and CO2 laser which often cannot completely remove the insulating layer, leaving a thin residue due to the lack of absorption in the conductor.

Using an SPI Lasers redENERGY G4 Fiber Laser

Our redENERGY G4 Fiber Laser operates at a short processing wavelength, enabling the user to remove 100% of the material with no damage to the wiring, without using chemicals and with no limit on the thickness of the wire that can be processed (as there can be with mechanical stripping), this can increase efficiency.

The process involved hot plasma being created by the laser between the material and the conductive wire. This evaporates the insulator from inside out; ensuring perfect contact capability with no post-processing required. The processing time of a 10mm x 10mm square is just 5.2 seconds with an additional 0.8 seconds for a cleaning pass for the highest quality finish possible and to prepare the material for further welding, soldering or other subsequent processing.

How to Contact SPI Lasers

We always enjoy hearing from customers, so to contact us to discuss wire insulation stripping and removal as well as other related applications such as hairpin stripping in electric motors please call +44 (0)1489 779 696, visit www.spilasers.com or send an e-mail us to Sales@spilasers.com.

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