Pelican Wire has begun upgrading one of their Extrusion jacketing lines with a new Capstan drive and wire take-up. The Capstan drive will be reconditioned by our Maintenance Department, who have full in-house machine shop capabilities, to tailor fit Pelican Wire’s custom needs. The benefits of the new capstan include:

  • Pneumatically actuated safety guarding
  • Five-fold cooling capacity increase, which leads to potential throughput increase and will reduce stresses on the product, therefore improving product quality.

As for the wire take-up, the benefits include:

  • Improved safety guarding  
  • Improved tension control
  • Increased reel capacity, as the new set will replace existing equipment and reduce the footprint requirement by 30%