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Title: Electronically controlled cable wrapper

Abstract

A spindle assembly engages and moves along a length of cable to be wrapped with insulating tape. Reels of insulating tape are mounted on a outer rotatable spindle which revolves around the cable to dispense insulating tape. The rate of movement of the spindle assembly along the length of the cable is controlled by a stepper motor which is programmably synchronized to the rate at which rotatable spindle wraps the cable. The stepper motor drives a roller which engages the cable and moves the spindle assembly along the length of the cable as it is being wrapped. The spindle assembly is mounted at the end of an articulated arm which allows free movement of the spindle assembly and allows the spindle assembly to follow lateral movement of the cable.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6006731
Application Number:
ON: DE83013167
Assignee:
ERA-08-036945; EDB-83-113450
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ELECTRIC CABLES; ELECTRICAL INSULATION; FABRICATION; ELECTRIC MOTORS; CABLES; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MOTORS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Young, T.M. Electronically controlled cable wrapper. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Young, T.M. Electronically controlled cable wrapper. United States.
Young, T.M. Tue . "Electronically controlled cable wrapper". United States.
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