Unique Braided Shield Cutting Machine

Unique Braided Shield Cutting Machine

Today we shipped another shield cutting machine, this time to Korea.

Because of automotive cables being under stress and in a generally harsh environment, it is critical that cables are produced and terminated correctly. As well as this, it’s also essential to avoid damage to the insulation of the inner cores.

Companies like Prettl, Korea, decided to invest in the BSF1004 shield cutting machine for their cable assembly operation in Kyunggi-Do, Korea.

braid cutter

The BSF1004, from Boewe Elektrik, offers a unique solution to a problem faced by most cable assembly companies, and that is, removing shielding, tapes, and liners etc. quickly, and without damaging the insulation of the inner cores.

With a wide range of different milling heads (cutters) for different diameter cables, the BSF1004 shield-cutting machine is versatile and provides totally repeatable results, even in the hands of low-skilled operators.

How do I use this machine?

The process is simple.

  • Remove the outer jacket
  • unbraid (using A BSB1005/B shield-brushing machine)
  • fold all the unwanted parts back over the jacket
  • place the inner conductors into the milling head
  • start the machine and push the bundle onto the cutter
  • Job done, and with no damage to the inner insulation!

Take a look at the video of the BSF1004 in action and judge for yourself: Click this link for video

We’d be happy to run a sample using your own cable, and video the process for you. Just drop us a line.

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Kevlar braid is no problem for our brushing machines

Kevlar braid is no problem for our brushing machines

Kevlar braid – A first for us!

Another Boewe cable brushing machine ordered but this is for one very special application. A Kevlar braid cable that hangs out of the back of a helicopter!

This process generally takes upwards of TWENTY hours per cable end when done manually. The unbraiding must be done to a very high standard as its purpose is to support a large mass from the back of a helicopter in flight and its associated drag.

bsb 1005b with autostart sensor used for kevlar braid

Bsb 1005B With Autostart Sensor

Switching across to using the BSB1005 we were able to reduce this time to the point where ≈ 95% of the work was done in 25 five minutes!

kevlar braid - before

Kevlar Braid – Before

kevlar braid - after

Kevlar Braid – After

Boewe Elektrik constructed a special support plate but the brushes are standard, as is the rest of the machine.

You can see this in action in our YouTube video here:

kevlar brushing

And you can learn more about the BSB1005 braid brushing machine by clicking here.

Braided cable processing

Cimbian UK, ever innovative have brought a brand new range of Braided cable processing machines for the wire and cable industry.

Designed for de-merging (de-weaving) braided shields from cables these machines take a time-consuming task and turn it into a fast, efficient and less damaging process.

Designed and made in Germany they are of extremely high quality and, of course, fully CE compliant.

Details of the range can be found on our website here: Brushing Machines

braided cable processing machine - bsb1005

Bsb 1005B
Braid Brushing Machine


Contact us to find out more about braided cable processing.