Anti-Static version of the HOTweezers®
are also available:
HOTweezers® represents the state
of the art in design and construction of thermal wire strippers.
The hand unit is shaped like a pair of cutoff tweezers and
weighs less than 2 ounces (57g) including cable and connector.
Beacuse of this, the HOTweezers® Thermal Wire Stripper fits
comfortably in the users hand, and the wire stripping operation
is smooth and natural. The small size and light weight have
proved in production use to be very effective in increasing
output and reducing operator fatigue.
HOTweezer® Thermal Wire Stripping
The most unique feature of the
HOTweezers® Wire Stripper is that the heater filaments are
completely sealed in the stripping head. The head is fabricated
from a high-strength, high-temperature alloy with very good
oxidation and wear properties. Hermetic sealing of the filaments
in a high-temperature alloy offers several advantages.
Advantage of using HOTweezers®
The filament is resistant to oxidation.
The stripping head will not disort nor lose alignment as is the
case with ordinary hot wire strippers.
Since the filaments are enclosed, a greater portion of the heat
generated is retained to do useful work. Consequently the power
supply can be much smaller than usual and the current
consumption is drastically reduced. The M-10 power supply
consumes a mere 20 watts at the highest temperature setting.
Wire holes can be ground into the stripping head without damage
to the filaments. With wire holes, the rotation of the stripper
required to accomplish a strip is reduced from 180º to 15º
and mashing of conductors, especially the finer gauges, is
Because the filaments are an integral part of the stripper body,
no maintenance is required.
Improve Results with HOTweezers®
Thermal Wire Strippers
With the M-10 Power Supply, the tip
temperature can be adjusted from 300ºF (149ºC) to 1450ºF
(788ºC). Other thermal strippers offer this feature but
there's a difference. The mass at the stripping tip of the
HOTweezers® is much greater than ordinary hot wire types and
is more resistant to cool down when the stripper contacts the
work. Becuase of this, the tip temperature can be maintained at
a level very near the softening point of the insulation material
but below its charring or ignition temperature. Virtually any
organic insulation can be stripped without burn marks. It is now
possible to thermal strip low-temperature materials like PVC,
Nylon and Polyethylene without the insulation slugs sticking to
the stripper or the conductor. The HOTweezers® will easily
handle high-temperature insulations sure as PTFE Tefzel*,
Teflon* and Silicone Rubber without the charring.
* Registered Trade Marks of Du Pont
HOTweezers® Thermal Wire
Three different models of the
HOTweezers® Wire Stripper are available to satisfy most wire
stripping requirements. For precise insulation removal models 4A
and 4B have stripping holes to yield a clean, even strip free of
insulation "tails" and to prevent mashing of the conductor
strands. Model 4C is designed for use on cable jackets and
larger diameter conductors. Maximum cale or conductor O.D that
can be stripped is 0.25 inch (6.35mm) and maximum insulation
wall thickness is 0.05 inch (1.27mm). For stripping requirements
that exceed these dimensions the HOTnife can be used. All models
have the new strip length gauge so that repetitive wire
stripping operations can be done accurately. The gauge is easy
to adjust without a screwdriver or special tools. The standard
power cord for all three models is a flexible, lightweight cable
with a high temperature silicone rubber jacket that resists
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Wire Stripper Sizes
If you have a requirement that may
require a special model, please contact us directly.
Stripping TEX-E Wire - It is
recommended that you use the 4A Hand Piece with the setting on
Hi - on about 4 - Trial and error will prove the best way for
the operator to achieve the desired strip - it is also
considered better but more time consuming to strip back as shown
and then cut the end off - this prevents a build up of the
plastic on the stripping blades and otherwise constant cleaning.
HOTweezers® and any thermal wire strippers should always be
used with suitable fume extraction depending on the type of
material being stripped.
The Model 2A HOTnife® Thermal Wire
Stripper is designed for use in applications where the use of a
razor blade of the knife is hazardous to personnel and
components. Heating occurs in the blade, not in a remote capsule
and the blade with its dull edge will not cut when cold. The
HOTnife® Wire Stripper is useful in deporting, deflashing
and other applications where a heated blade can simplfy a
manufacturing operation and increase yields. Due to its small
size, it is high maneuverable and can be easily used under a
microscope for delicate work. Because of the single blade
construction, it can easily strip large diameter conductors and
jackets including irregular shaped cross sections without
nicking sheild or conductor strands. The HOTnife® Thermal
Stripper is used with the M-10 power supply and has a useable
temperature range from 300ºF (149ºC) to 1550ºF
The M-10 Power Supply:
The HOTweezers® and HOTnife®
are used with the compact M-10 Power Supply, which features an
on-off switch, "Hi" and "Lo" jacks, a temperature control and a
unique holder for the hand unit.
Placing the HOTweezers® or HOTnife®
Thermal Stripper in the holder activates a switch that sets the
temperature control to an idle mode.
When the wire stripper is
removed from the holder, the control is switched back to the
original setting.The supply provides an isolated,
low-voltage output for operator safety and is rewired to full UK
wiring specification and CE marked.