Pentagal produced equipment for tinning RF cables with copper meshwork in a continuous process for locations Nuremberg and Shanghai of Group Nexans in 2004 and 2005. They consist of a pre-cleaning station, a heated tin bath with circulation pump and a blow-off and cooling device. Functions of the system are electronically controlled.
RF cables have to be coated with tin because of shielding. A steady and reliable application of tin is of utmost importance for the function of the cable. Another focus in the development of cable tinning machine lay on operator-safety and on the efficiency of tinning process, which was achieved with a maximum cycle time of 40 meters per minute. The plants are in operation since 2005.