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CTC Lines


Peculiar features

The lines for the production of CTC manufactured by Proteco are characterized by some special features:
• A new principle for the transposition that offers better quality and higher speed
• Easy setting of the line, totally assited by servo motors
• Max attention to the ergonomiy, safety and energy saving
• Fully electronic control with and UPS supporting the basic functions in case of interruption of electicity
• Taping machines controlled by a sophisticated electromagnetic braking system
• Possibility of adding the optional

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Stranding cage

The Stranding Cage is a modular structure made of disks connected through a central tube holding 8 or 10 bobbins, depending on the type. It is supported by idle wheels.
The bobbins are loaded on cradles shaped as open forks and clamped by pneumatic tailstocks. The axis of rotation of the forks is convergent to the center line to minimize the angular deviation of the strips.
The strips are tensioned by an adjustable block brake. The braking force is limited to a minimum, enough to avoid the unrolling while stopping the line. This prevents from jerks on the bobbin due to the dropping down of the strip from its layer.
Each strip is guided inside plastic tubes, thus making easier the threading of the machine.
The cage is moved by an high torque electric motor with gear reducer.
Emergency stop and cage retention is made by multiple pneumatic brakes.

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Back-twisting conveyor

This machine conveys and put in tension the strips. It is installed between the stranding cage and the transposer and rotates in synchronization with the cage.
The strips pass through tubular guides, converging to the center line and are kept in planar position. Two jaws, with an inteposed layer of felt, give them the necessary tension.
A dosing pump for oil, with drip tray for excess flow, equips the machine.
The machine can therefore make tensioning, cleaning and lubrication of the strips at once.

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Transposing unit

The machine operates according to a new transposing principle that makes use of rollers for displacing the strips from one stack to the other. This innovative principle allows a very smooth, precise and fast bending shape without any damage to the enamel in the edges. The original configuration of the machine, made of two opposite transposing heads, allows an easier handling of the CTC. The two opposite heads can be independently moved up and down to fit either different heights of the cable or different positions of the center line. The heads can also be opened to a max stroke in order to allow the total release of the cable. The machine is powered by a servo-motor. The setting of the operation parameters is made on a control panel connected to a dedicated PLC. The data are displayed on an LCD colour screen. This control panel, with its keyboard,  is hanging from the machine top by a pivoting arm; this results in a very ergonomic working position.

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Taping Machine

Innovative Features:

  • Compact configuration, with tape pads disposed in parallel-radial distribution;
  • Precise tensioning of the tapes made by electromagnetic brake;
  • Settings and adjustments fully controlled from the control panel;
  • Precise and fine control of the emptying of the bobbins;
  • Optional servo-motor of torque type for a quicker synchronization;
  • Very high safety level.

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Pulling unit

The machine is composed of a rigid frame holding the pulling group that can rotate 90° around its longitudinal axis to clamp  the cable from top or side, depending on which condition is more effective. The cable is pressed between and pulled by two reinforced wear-resistant belts. The clamping pressure is given by pneumatic pistons through groups of swinging rollers. At both ends of the machine two groups of adjusting rollers keep the cable centered. The machine is driven by two independent AC motors working as electric differential device. All settings are made on a control panel on board, that includes also the valves for the air pressure regulation.

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Take-up Unit

This take-up is a portal type self-traversing on rails by means of a servo motor for a precise  winding of the cable. The reversing position is controlled by an encoder and protected by limit  switches. The bobbins are clamped by tailstocks that can close/open and move up/down by means of  independent servo motors. The winding is controlled either by pull or by speed,  in order to properly operate with a wide range of cables. The machine is equipped with dedicated control panels, one mounted on a separate column, and two mounted on the side uprights. The machine is also equipped with an adjustable cable guide.