November 18th, 2016

Davis-Standard Introduces Cutting and Feeding Machine for Wire and Cable Applications


To support low voltage wire and cable processes for insulating applications, Davis-Standard has introduced a new cutting and feeding machine. Designed for efficiency, this unit facilitates timely transfers from one take-up to the other, while minimizing operator involvement. This expedites the take-up reel change process during insulation and enables wire and cable manufacturers to boost outputs.

“This machine features a deflection pulley arrangement and helper caterpillar with a cutting system to streamline the insulation process and ensure quality,” said John Zachow, Vice President, Davis-Standard Wire and Cable Systems. “We’re always looking for ways to improve the bottom line for customers and this unit offers significant production advantages for the short-term and long-term. Like other Davis-Standard machinery, such as the Thermatic® series extruder, the cutting and feeding station is designed to be very robust to ensure longevity and allow for fast, efficient run times.”

The machine’s deflection pulley arrangement sits between two portal take-ups. It features pulleys for round cables with integrated clamping, feeding and cutting devices. A pre-programmed length of cable can be pulled out of the accumulator enabling the operator to affix the end of the cable to an empty reel after being cut. Pneumatic clamping during take-up changeover is delivered via a helper caterpillar. The caterpillar pulls the cable from the accumulator, transferring it from one take-up to the other. Design advantages include adjustable vertical and horizontal guiding rollers at the inlet and outlet sides of the machine, and adjustable upper and lower belts on pneumatic cylinders with pressure rollers. An AC gear motor delivers power with an automatic “off” feature when the winding drives are activated.

For more information about Davis-Standard’s new cutting and feeding machine, contact John Zachow at

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