Wilson, Bruce, Kowalski, Gregory
This report documents the work of the Northeastern University senior design project, A Wire Insulation System for Bulk Wire Manufacture. This project was sponsored by the General Cable Corporation (GCC), located in Lincoln, RI. GCC manufactures insulated copper wire and multiwire cables. During the single wire manufacturing process, a hopper applies a layer of talc to the insulated wire. This layer prevents the wire from bonding to itself once wound onto a take up reel, and prevents individual wires from bonding in the multi cable. The talc currently causes problems in the plant because it falls off the wire damaging machinery and creating a slipping hazard. The design team set out to replace this process with an alternative that cost effectively prevents the wire from bonding to itself on the take up reel and in the multi wire cable without adversely affecting plan operation.
cables, bulk manufacturing
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Cockrill, C.; Hoang, P.; MacKenzie, B.; Nguyen, L.; and Stimers, R., "A Wire Insulation Lubrication System For Bulk Wire Manufacture" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 3. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010762
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