Accession Number : ADP000542

Title :   Metal Forming and Inspection Control for Cable Sheathing,

Corporate Author : WESTERN ELECTRIC CO INC NORCROSS GA CABLE AND WIRE ENGINEERING CONTROL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bohannon,William D. , Jr. ; West,Dan E.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Development by Western Electric Company has resulted in a unique quality measurement system based upon the 'percent take-up' and 'build-up' of a cable sheath. Percent take-up is defined as the amount of useable metal remaining in the cable sheath after metal forming and Build-up is defined as the amount of spacing, due to the metal, between the polyethylene jacket and the conductor core. In the development of a quality control system, a direct relationship between the existing shop specifications and the new specifications involving build-up and percent take-up were established. With these requirements, the manufacturing window was effectively doubled and the quality level improved in cable products. Resulting parameters are measurable in all finished products and provide a quick feedback of cable quality guaranteeing a quality level exceeding the present standards (8X bend). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Metal forming presses, Quality control, Insulation, Polyethylene, Protective coverings, Specifications, Requirements, International, Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE