Understanding Industrial Equipment and Our Manufacturing Legacy

I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.

Three Automatic Functions That Will Make Your Cable Crimping Production Faster


When it comes to cable crimping, each process that you automate will vastly improve the speed and efficiency at which you can operate and the diversity of the product you can produce. If you're producing only a small amount of crimped cable or wire, a small automatic crimping machine as opposed to a manual crimping machine may be enough to improve production. If you're working with significantly high volume, however, you may want to add on a few more automatic functions.

1. Auto Coiling Systems

Once cables have been crimped, they still need to be coiled so that they can be packaged and distributed properly, or moved to the work site. With a manual crimping machine (or a very basic automatic crimping machine), the coil will be left loose and will need to be coiled by your staff. If you're producing a large amount of cable, this won't just be time-consuming -- it also won't allow you to maximize your space the way a tighter, more efficient automatic coil will. 

2. Cleaning Automation

Cable crimping machines must be cleaned and cleared of debris regularly if they are to remain both operational and effective. Not only does this take up staff time, but it can also easily be forgotten, leading to damaged product, wasted materials and potentially even a broken machine. An automated cleaning process will make sure that the cable crimping machine is well-maintained and consistent, and that your cables remain crimped properly throughout your production run, rather than being inconsistent.

3. Bench Top Sealing

In addition to stripping and crimping, wires often need to be sealed. An all-in-one machine that takes care of sealing in addition to cutting and stripping will vastly improve the versatility of the machine and the durability of the finished product. Sealing can also be combined with marking to make sure that each wire product is properly identified and adapters can be used to switch quickly from different types of seals. 

The more your automatic cable crimping machine can do, the less oversight your workers will need to provide -- and the fewer workers you'll require. Automating these functions will also reduce the potential for human error, which can improve your end product and the consistency of your service. Additionally, many features -- such as adapters, markers and sealers -- can improve your production range, to allow you to successfully crimp, cut and seal a variety of wire and cable types.


16 July 2015