Designed to apply a large range of taping materials to conductors and cables.
The VTM-TS has two concentric servo driven tape heads which can accommodate flat or traverse wound tape packages. The motors have brakes to maintain continuous synchronisation and prevent inadvertent head rotation by the operator.
The heads are electronically linked through a dancer unit, which provides extremely accurate tape tension control throughout the taping process. The dancer detects tape breakage and instructs the machine to come to a rapid controlled stop.
The operator inputs taping parameters and the helix angle is displayed to enable tape head set up – a recipe memory is included in the control system to allow the operator to create, save and load taping recipes.
▼ Photo electric low tape detectors bring the line to a controlled halt when the tape pad is close to finishing.
▼ Conductor steadies with adjustable guide roller units hold the conductor or cable steady during the taping process.
▼ Strobe lights are fitted for 'freeze frame' views of the taping process.
▼ Control system allows communication with ancillary equipment.
▼ Other heads – such as tangential tape heads – are available.
Simply plug the VTM-TS into the internet and Ridgway engineers connect to the machine and diagnose problems very quickly.
Ø 1.0mm to 14.0mm
Maximum line speed
50 metres per minute
Maximum operating speed
Up to 2000 rpm
Maximum tape pad/pack size
320mm outside diameter
x 120mm high x 76mm bore
Max. tape pad weight 7kg
Tension range 8 to 25N
Taping spindle through bore
Machine weight 1400 kg
400 volt, 3 phase 50 hertz
(other supplies available)
PC control front end provides the VTM-TS operator with easy to use controls.
Line speed control
Line start and stop and 'jog'
Increase/decrease head speed
Acceleration/deceleration % rate
Batch count, reset and value
Conductor diameter, or width & thickness
Tape width & thickness
Overlap in % or mm
Bi-directional head rotation
Pay-off/take-up drum stands
Air conditioning of machine and/or electrical cabinets