An improved crosshead for loose tube cable production
Published: - 02/01/2019 Author: Marina Amplatz
Rosendahl Nextrom developed the RX 5 crosshead for fiber optic cable applications. Provided with linear guiding, the RX 5 crosshead is optimized for secondary coating lines - both for dry and jelly-filled. It is comprised of a fine-tuning centering unit and a jelly unit for bubble-free jelly filling. In order to obtain the maximum precision during the extrusion process, RX 5 has customized and adjusted needle supports.
The loose tube industry requires more and more small-sized products with thinner wall thickness. With a wall thickness of 0.15 to 0.3 mm, the RX 5 crosshead meets the targets with precision. Even at geared line speeds of up to 1000m/min, the product keeps its shape and required properties.
If you wish to see a real-life example, please visit the company in Pischelsdorf, Austria, where a loose tube line is available to be observed during production. Visitors are invited to bring along their material and individual recipe for tests on Rosendahl Nextrom's laboratory line.
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