Thermal Wire Strippers are the future
of hand-held wire strippers used in the electronic and electrical
industry. Patco Inc. is the manufacturer of the largest
variety of thermal wire strippers in the world.
Traditionally, the electronics Industry has preferred
mechanical wire strippers, because thermal types have had the
following detrimental qualities:
Thermal wire strippers have produced a poor quality strip.
Thermal strippers have been slower than mechanical means.
The price of thermal strippers has been too high.
Now, PATCO, INC. has developed a series of thermal wire
strippers which outperform mechanical types on all three points.
Our unique patented stripping element design consistently
produces excellent quality strips.
We have demonstrated that our strippers are the fastest
manual strippers in the world.
Our strippers cost less than good quality mechanical
Our strippers last longer, are more versatile, produce
consistent high quality strips, eliminate nicks and broken strands
of conductors, reduce lead-pull on sensitive components, but what
is probably most important, they are FASTER. Once mastered,
our tools will prove to be the fastest manual means available for
stripping wires. Never before was this possible.
High quality cut is achieved by rounded edges of heated, super
thin stripping element (.008" - .010" depending on model), rather
than sharp edge. Insulation is thermally cut all the way to the
conductor, but without nicks.
We can say, we have revolutionized wire stripping technology.
Five year test on our model PTS-10, with over 2 million stripped
wires, using the same element speaks for itself. The stripper has
won a "FIVE STAR PRODUCT OF THE MONTH" award in
DESIGNFAX magazine and was also featured in POPULAR SCIENCE
Our strippers also exhibit
the lowest possible lead pull on sensitive components, because of
the complete separation of the stripped slug from the insulation.
Moreover, this high quality performance continues unchanged, strip
after strip, unlike any mechanical strippers which rely on a sharp
edge which begins to dull on the first strip. It is not the
cutting that dulls the edges of the sharp edge strippers but the
removing of the insulation slug.
After the sharp edges of the mechanical jaws close around the
wire to be stripped, the insulation slug must be pushed off the
conductor. It is physically impossible to maintain the conductor
precisely centered between the two sharp jaws in order to prevent
conductor damage. The conductor dragged over the razor sharp edges
not only scrapes the conductor but also dulls the edges.
Tony Nespor, President