Calmec wire & cable armoring machine

News & Events

Wire and Tube China
Booth No.: W1B47
Date:  September 25-28 ,2012

Wire and Cable India
Booth No.: 1D59
Date: October 30 - Nov. 1, 2012

Interwire 2012 - Atlanta
Booth No.: 2056
Date:  April 23-25, 2013

Wire & Cable Armoring

Armoring Machines are used for the production of flex pipe conduit and armored cables. They can produce a wide variety of flat or round armor as large as 4" in diameter, and as small as 1/4" in diameter. CALMEC produces 1 ¼” 2” and 4” machines, at speeds up to 1400 RPM. All our machines come standard with a multiple flux vector motor drive system; no differentials or gearboxes to maintain. Optional servo motor technology now available.

Reduced Maintenance           

By incorporating major new design features into our machines, CALMEC has eliminated many mechanical wear parts which traditionally require replacing. These improvements decrease downtime and increase productivity, while improving operator conditions and effectiveness. Our multiple motor flux vector AC drive system itself eliminates high maintenance differentials and gearboxes, slip rings, mechanical PIV’s, and all the extra pulleys, belts and shafts that form such a system. Pneumatic chucking of coils is another example of how CALMEC machines outperform the competition. Hardened tooling and critical components means longer life and less maintenance.

Ancillary Equipment

To complement an Armoring Machine, Calmec manufactures a complete range of auxiliary equipment that complete the process, including Cater Pullers, Capstans, Coiling Stations, Roto-Splitters, Length Measuring Units, as well as Pay-Offs and Take-Ups

Pneumatic coil chucking

AC Flux Vector

On all our latest machines use AC Flux Vector Drive technology, comprising of a flux vector AC motor and drive controller. This replaces the traditional high maintenance DC motor drives. All our machines come in either a single or dual motor configuration. In the dual motor configuration, the high maintenance PIV mechanical variable speed gearbox is also eliminated.

Coil Chucking

To alleviate the operator requirements of having to mechanically fasten and lock the strip coil onto the pay-off chuck, CALMEC has devised a pneumatic chucking system which quickly and efficiently secures a coil. This is standard on our two larger series machines.