Wire and Cable
Discover our laser systems for marking and stripping wires and specialty cables. Permanently mark identifiable information and cut wire insulation using the power of focused light.
- High-speed on-the-fly laser marking for industrial cables and wires
- Non-damaging laser cutting systems for precise wire stripping
Lasers for Wire and Cable
Each year, billions of feet of cabling are installed around the world—requiring some kind of marking. Compared to other methods, laser wire marking offers unmatched precision, flexibility and speed without damaging the insulation or sheathing.
Mechanical, chemical and heat-based wire stripping methods require frequent cleaning, maintenance and adjustment and can also damage the conductor. Laser-based wire stripping overcomes these challenges. This non-contact approach keeps the conductive material and shield intact—eliminating weak spots for breakage or conductor resistance.
Wire and Cable Laser Applications
Laser Marking Wires
Laser wire marking produces permanent, high-contrast surface marks on all insulations without damage to the insulation and underlying wire as specified in aerospace (AS5649). These systems can achieve up to 120in per second depending on the font size and material properties.
- Compliant with aerospace SAE standards
- Mark medical-grade cables and metal wires
- All laser sources available—depending on applications lab testing results of the material type, desired quality and speed
Laser Stripping Wire Insulation
Laser wire stripping produces clean cuts through wire insulation without damaging the underlying wire. The CO2 laser wavelength reflects off of the metal surface, leaving no trace of damage. Wire stripping is also great for removing thin polymer coatings on enameled/magnet wires.
- Strip wire ends, window stripping, or reel-to-reel
- Ablate polyimide, formvar, lacquer and other polymer coatings on copper and aluminum wires
Our systems safely handle most insulating materials, including:
Wire Marking & Stripping with Lasers
From permanent marking of wire insulation to stripping coatings and more!
Explore The Many Benefits Of Marking Wire Using UV Lasers
Ultraviolet lasers are the ideal choice for sensitive aerospace wires due to their beneficial cold marking process.
- Permanent wire marking technology
- Aerospace compliant solutions
Laser Stripping Magnet Wire Insulation
Discover this laser stripping system our engineers developed for a medical magnet copper wires.
- Remove polyimide, Kapton®, formvar coatings and more!
- On-the-fly laser ablation process with stripping modes
Stainless Steel Medical Wire Laser Marking
Discover this picosecond laser marking system we developed for medical guide wires. Learn how our solution increased our client’s production by 550%!
- Automated wire marking with ultrafast laser
- Permanent high-contrast markings
The Absolute Best Customer Service Around
Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.
In the three years ACR has owned the CMS laser, it has worked flawlessly. In the few instances where ACR needed support in programming, CMS was quick to respond.
CMS have been excellent partners in the development of new, complex equipment for our business. CMS built multiple machines for us. Each machine had a different purpose, however the CMS team worked openly & honestly with us to agree on optimal solutions for each one.
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