February 17th, 2015

Running Take-Up at Davis-Standard’s Interwire Exhibit


Davis-Standard will demonstrate a running wire and cable take-up along with capstan and extruder technology at booth #1524 during Interwire, April 27-30 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2200mm take-up being shown is part of Davis-Standard’s new line of traversing and collapsible take-ups and pay-offs. These designs offer a smaller overall footprint and enhanced operator ergonomics. Davis-Standard will also feature a caterpillar capstan and HPE extruder.

The new take-ups and pay-offs integrate simplified engineering and cost efficiency. This has been well received by the industry with over 25 of these machines being sold over the past few months. Machine sizes range from 1,250mm to 5,000mm (48 to 195 inches) with the greatest concentration within the 1,800mm to 2,500mm (70 to 98 inches) size range. Each is available with a North American standard controls platform, which includes a Yaskawa A-1000 AC drive and Allen-Bradley/Rockwell components encompassing servo drive, PLC (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human machine interface). For international projects, machines are equipped with a Siemens AC drive, PLC and HMI with a Mitsubishi servo drive. Technology is available as “stand-alone” (running in torque control) with a dancer or with an accumulator.

Also being shown is a caterpillar capstan and an HPE extruder. The capstan being shown features multiple independently loaded pressure tracks. Davis-Standard supplies multi-pass, linear and belt wrap capstans for the full range of wire and cable applications. The HPE offers a compact design and is one of the industry’s most widely used extruders. It is known for a fast delivery and rugged design that is energy efficient and easy to maintain. Advantages for wire and cable application include increased torque capacity for high viscosity resins and custom options.

The ability to address market demand in terms of performance and cost efficiency is just one aspect of Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™ in wire and cable. Another is Davis-Standard’s unmatched experience in supplying extruders and associated wire and cable equipment for more than 70 years. Applications include aerial cable, building wire, coaxial and composite cable, video pair cable, tray cable, CATV, THHM and THWN wire among others. For more information, visit www.davis-standard.com.

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