Hot Stamp Machines for Wire Harnesses

March 2, 2007
Norwood Marking Systems / Kingsley Machine Company introduces the new Modprint 2020 Series hot stamp machines for marking insulated wire and cable. The Modprint 2020A features an integrated spark tester and an optional motorized de-reeler/pre-feeder to maximize wire quality. This integrated hot stamp / spark test model meets the pending General Aviation Standard and FAA ruling, which allows continued use of hot stamp machines with an integrated spark tester for wire and cable destined for the U.S. aviation industry. Modprint’s integrated spark tester checks the integrity of the wire insulation after the wire has been marked and automatically halts the operation if an insulation fault is detected. The optional motorized de-reeler/pre-feeder provides constant tension to help reduce slippage and improve the accuracy of the length measurement. Together, these features ensure only the highest quality wire advances to down-line processes. The Modprint 2020EC measures, marks and cuts. The Modprint 2020A measures, marks and cuts, and includes the standard spark tester and optional motorized pre-feeder. All Modprint 2020 Series models reduce floorspace requirements and ease operation with enhanced ergonomics and an intuitive user interface. Compared to other hot stamp machines for marking insulated wire and cable, the Modprint 2020 Series systems improve ergonomics. Unlike other systems that require an operator to reach up to 17 inches to access the wire, printing, feeding and cutting components, the Modprint 2020 Series puts these machine functions within four inches of the operator. Compared to the previous Modprint 2000 Series, the new Modprint 2020 Series is 50 percent smaller, which allows existing MP2000E and MP2000EC customers to install the new MP2020A, thus adding spark testing to improve wire quality without increasing floorspace requirements. Current Norwood / Kingsley customers can upgrade to the new Modprint systems and continue using their existing accessories. please see page two Page Two: Norwood / Kingsley Introduces Modprint 2020 Series Hot Stamp Machines The Modprint 2020 Series systems are designed for ease of operation. With a touchscreen control panel and intuitive user interface, these new hot stamp wire marking systems reduce operator training. The Modprint 2020 Series systems print on insulated wire and cable sizes from .035 inches to .250 inches, including ETFE and TFE insulations, at speeds up to 40 feet per minute. These hot stamp systems are monitored and controlled by a microprocessor-based PLC, which eases programming and reduces maintenance. To maximize productivity, Norwood / Kingsley designed the Modprint 2020 Series systems for quick and easy changeover. Message changes can be made in seconds and wire size changes can be made in less than five minutes, no tools and no change parts required. The Modprint 2020 Series systems utilize full-size, 40-character typewheels. Up to 28 typewheels can be mounted. The systems print horizontally or vertically.