UV laser marked wires of multiple colors

Wire

Laser processing systems offers unmatched precision, flexibility and speed without damaging the insulation or sheathing. Mark text and symbols or strip wire insulation with ease and efficiency.

Strip and Mark Wire

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.

At CMS Laser, we’ll design a wire stripping system that meets your every production need. We can even combine wire marking and cutting processes within the same footprint—extending your capabilities without adding floor space.

Wire Marking and Stripping

Wire Stripping Laser Systems

During the stripping process, dual lasers strip both sides of the wire simultaneously—eliminating wire movement and reducing strand variance. The insulating material absorbs the laser’s wavelength but is reflected by the metal—causing no damage to the conductive strand. Insulation is removed down to 0.001-inch tolerances. 

The galvo-directed laser beams move in any direction—enabling complex stripping options. Our versatile transport systems handle wire and cable gauges from 6 to 26, and can produce 200-foot lengths with less than 0.1-inch variance.

Our systems process most wire and cable types: round, twisted pair, flat, shielded, ribbon, coaxial and multi-conductor.

Lasers can also be used to strip thin polymer coatings on copper and aluminum (magnet) wires through an ablation process.

Our systems safely handle most insulating materials, including:

Enameled Coatings Expoxy ETFE
Fiberglass Formvar Kapton
Kynar Milene Mylar
Nylon Silicone Polyester
Polyesterimide Polyethylene Polyamide
Polyvinylidene Fluoride Polyurethane Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Teflon    

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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.

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