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Machinery for the Wire & Fastener Industries

VC-MSC

 

The VC-MSC machines are working from wire coil and are the ideal solution for small production batches and frequent change-over of wire diameters and lengths.

 

The VC-MSC models are equipped with a cut-off “servo”, using mechanical drive and using no clutches nor hydraulics.  The machines are therefore quieter and more reliable, requiring less maintenance. 

The straightener reciprocates during cut-off (same principle as Flying Shear), so it never twists on the wire in one place.  This feature is especially critical when running hi-tensile wire.

For very short parts, the cut-off cam is cutting the wire continuously, at steady intervals, according to the wire feed rate.  For longer parts, the cut is performed by the servo drive through a flag. The wire feed rate is determined by a speed controller. 

The Run-Off guide is made out of stainless steel.  It requires no adjustment when changing wire diameters within machine range! 

The gate of the run-off guide is pneumatically operated.  It is quiet and smooth, and is well supporting the wire during cut-off, to assure a square cut face.

The positive stop is mounted on a carriage that rides along the run-off guide, so there is no need to dismantle any parts during set-up.  A fine adjustment length mechanism assures an accurate cut length.

The machine is offered with an integral chamfer cutting station that accepts the cut-to-length parts and chamfers them from a magazine with no operator intervention.

The chamfer cutting rate is determined by the time required to cut the chamfer.  Cutting is done using carbide insert tools and expected production is up to 90 parts per minute when not using a positive stop in the chamfer station and up to 50 PPM when using a positive stop (used only when the chamfer size is critical).  The machine works dry without coolant using insert cutting tools.

The gripping of parts is firm and positive on both ends, allowing to chamfer parts on just one end only if required. The machine can also chamfer two different angles on each end of the rods.

The machine can efficiently be used as a straightening and cut machine without chamfer, by turning a selector on the control panel.  Changing to and from a chamfer mode takes only a couple of minutes.

 

 

 

Specifications

VC-20-MSC

VC-25-MSC

VC-30-MSC

VC-35-MSC

Wire diameter range, 
up to 700N/mm²
(100 kpsi)

5.2-13mm

.20”-.50”

6.5-16mm

.26”-.62”

8.0-20mm

.31”-.75”

10-25mm

.38”-1”

Minimum length
cut-off only

10mm

3/8”

12mm

1/2”

16mm

5/8”

20mm

3/4”

Minimum length
chamfered parts

100mm

4”

100mm

4”

150mm

6”

200mm

8”

Maximum length

Unlimited

Maximum Production;
Cut-Off only

600

600

400

250

Maximum Production;
Chamfered parts

100

90

75

60

Cut length
repeatability

± 0.1mm

± .004”

± 0.1mm

± .004”

± 0.1mm

±  .004”

± 0.1mm

±  .004”

Chamfer length
repeatability

± 0.2mm

± .005”

± 0.2mm

± .005”

± 0.2mm

±  .005”

± 0.2mm

±  .005”

Maximum wire speed;
Straighten & Cut

92 m/min.

300 ft/min.

92 m/min.

300 ft/min.

80 m/min.

260 ft/min.

60 m/min.

200 ft/min.

Straightener motor

18.5 KW

25 HP

30 KW

40 HP

40 KW

50 HP

60 KW

75 HP

Cut-off motor 

7.5 KW

10 HP

15 KW

20 HP

18.5 KW

25 HP

22 KW

30 HP

Floor space with 
1 meter track

3.7m X .9m

(12.1’ X 35”)

4.2m X 1.2m

(13.8’ X 47”)

4.6m X 1.4m

(15.1’ X 55")

5.0m X 1.7m

(16.4’ X 67")