Accession Number : ADD011864

Title :   Cable Stripping Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ishmael,J

Report Date : 09 Aug 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This tool permits rapid and easy stripping of the outer insulation from co-axial cables or the like. The end of the cable to be stripped is first inserted into a gauging hole in a block of insulating material. A pair of blade-shaped electrical heating elements are clamped against opposite sides of the cable at the mouth of the hole and the cable rotated to form a thermal circumferential cut in the outer insulation. The cable end is then placed in another jig with a V-shaped groove therein and a blade-shaped heating element at the bottom of the groove. A second similar heating element is arranged above the groove and the cable. These two heating elements produce diametrically opposed longitudinal cuts in the insulation, after which two pieces of the insulation can be easily removed.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COAXIAL CABLES, *ELECTRICAL INSULATION, INSULATION, MATERIALS, HEATING ELEMENTS, EXTERNAL, ELECTRIC CABLES, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, REMOVAL, CUTTING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE