Sleeving includes numerous time-consuming steps from printing to insertion. With the Optima, you will benefit from a significant productivity gain in your wire processing.
Automation is key to increase productivity and quality for high volume and serial production. Having a scalable solution that can also satisfy high-mix low volume productions is ideal to respond to the needs of the market.
The design of the Optima Line revolves around this concept. This modular and flexible platform offers automated features while addressing a large variety of production, for different materials, work volumes and industry applications.
Most often done manually, sleeving includes numerous time-consuming steps from printing to insertion. One of the major benefits of the Optima is the significant productivity gains achieved in wire processing.
With its ergonomic and intuitive design coupled with high production speed, the Optima is the most advanced and versatile solution.
With fully controlled processes, the Optima promises high quality. Demanding manual operations such as labelling and sleeving are now 100% repetitive and fully operator independent, not only in the execution but in the control as well. Vision control is integrated with artificial intelligence that verifies the marking and detects the presence of the sleeve.
Repetitive manual tasks can, over time, lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Through sleeving and label automation, the manual task of applying sleeves and labels is no longer a health risk to operators. No longer is the heat gun, which can reach very high temperatures, required. Operators can now focus more on other value added tasks.
Multiple tasks are needed throughout the value chain. Many of these tasks will depend on the industry and customer application. The key to finding an automated industrial solution that is appropriate for a variety of demands is flexibility! Having at its core design the ability to upgrade, the Optima encompasses a segmented platform in which various essential functions can be added over time and as production requirements change.
Mindful of economical and environmental concerns, the Optima includes features to minimize wire waste while reducing its power consumption. It features a compact design and energy saving standby mode to start production only when needed.
If post cutting automation is not an option, the Optima comes as standard with a 220 mm (8.66 in) motor-driven coiling pan. The rotating speed of the coiling pan is adjusted to the cable speed to ensure perfect wire looms. 300 mm (11.81 in) and 400 mm (15.75 in) pans are available as an option. Upgrade options are available to meet everchanging capacity requirements.
In the first step of the post-cutting automation, the WCT system allows users to automatically coil and tie the wire, using plastic twisted ties. After tying, the coiled cable is automatically placed in a bin at the machine output. This bin is placed on a cart to be transferred to the next processing station.
The WSI module brings automation to the manual and time-consuming sleeving process. With up to 3 printers, the module prints the sleeve, verifies the marking by vision control and positions the sleeve onto the wire. The sleeving can be positioned along the wire or at the extremities. An IR heat shrinking unit can be added optionally. Automation in processes such as these increases quality and productivity along with health and safety.
Labelling is the best way to add information on the wire and efficiently guide the operator in the subsequent manufacturing steps. Fully programmable, the WEL module can label each wire extremity. Labels can contain information from the production file in different forms, including barcode, DataMatrix and QR code.
Once produced, the coiled wire is stored in a production bin at the output of the machine. With the WCT, a single bin set on a cart is provided as standard. Conveyor options are available to meet the workshop production flow. Traceability is available through bin management with QR-code.
The Optima machine complies with CE Standards and has “CE” label. The Optima machine also complies with European directives: