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Weidmuller stripax ULtimate XL for wire stripping
February 22, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 22, 2016 – Weidmuller has expanded its line of stripax ULtimate self-adjusting wire strippers with the addition of the stripax ULtimate XL.
Describing it as a high-precision stripping tool, the tool removes insulation from large cables with cross sections that range from 14 – 8 AWG. According to Weidmuller, the stripax ULtimate XL “easily and quickly” strips wires that have tough, halogen-free insulation as well as cables with PUR sheathing materials and diameters up to 7.2 mm. It can be used in manufacturing and factory automation applications, including control line cables, earthing cables, motor connection and power bus cables, and Sensor Actuator Interface (SAI) cables. According to the company, the lower jaw adjusts via a setscrew to provide “precise, symmetrical stripping” of the thick, soft insulation materials on sensor and actuator cables, without impact to the cable shape.