wire 2018 will take place from April 16 to 20, 2018, in Düsseldorf and again, SIKORA will present innovative measuring, control, inspection, sorting, and analysis systems from its extensive product portfolio. On the exhibition booth 9A41, with a space of 200 m² on two levels, visitors can discover the most recent technological innovations for quality control and process optimization for the wire and cable, optical fiber as well as plastics industries.
PREHEATER 6000 TC: Temperature controlled conductor preheating for an optimal adhesion of the insulation
PREHEATER 6000 TC (Temperature Controlled) is the intelligent solution for a precise preheating of the conductor to the nominal temperature. A reliable conductor preheating during the production of high-quality cables, especially for automotive and data cables, is essential to guarantee an optimal adhesion of the insulation on the conductor respectively a controlled foaming. Reproducible processes are the result that contributes to an increase of quality and productivity.
WIRE-TEMP 6000: Self-sufficient temperature measurement system
The WIRE-TEMP 6000 measures continuously and precisely the conductor temperature – online and contactless. The measuring device is available for product diameter from 0.32 to 50 mm (0.01 to 2“) and therefore, suitable for quality assurance in high voltage and data cable lines. The measurement of the temperature is independent of the cross section, material, surface structure, and speed. Especially interesting is the thermal image sensor in an infrared camera that precisely provides the surface temperature without any calibration, and therefore, reliable values for the control of a conductor preheating.
X-RAY 8000 NXT: X-ray technology measures diameter, wall thickness, and concentricity for the medium and high voltage cable production
A highlight at the SIKORA exhibition booth is the X-RAY 8000 NXT – the worldwide industrial standard for quality assurance of medium, high and extra-high voltage cables in CV lines. It measures the concentricity, wall thickness, diameter, and ovality of up to three layers of XLPE and EPR isolated cables during production. Measuring values for the centering of the injection tools and control are available immediately after the starting of the line. The multi-sensor technology (MST) and two high-speed scanners ensure a reliable online measurement. With each single scan, the MST measures the movement of the cable, compensates vibrations and provides double the number of measurements.
LASER Series 2000/6000: Diameter measurement on the highest level
In extrusion lines, the devices of the LASER Series 2000 and LASER Series 6000 are indispensable components for a diameter measurement on the highest level. Furthermore, the classic and high-end devices are used in rewinding lines for the wire drawing. They stand out by their high precision and continuous functionality without calibration or maintenance times. Due to up to 5,000 measurements per second/per axis, the LASER Series 6000 impresses with the highest single value precision for an efficient line control. The integrated lump detector function ensures a detection of irregularities on the product surface of transparent and non-transparent materials. In addition to standard interfaces, the device series provides OPC UA, and therefore, is best equipped for “Industry 4.0”.