The Stripping Head is powered by detachable Universal 100-240VAC Switching Power Supply (PTS-300P) with Built-in Temperature Controller. This allows the user to precisely match the temperature of the stripping element to the melting temperature of insulation in a vast variety of different types of wires and cables. It is housed in a separate enclosure which makes the stripping head very light.
There are 5 different Stripping Heads available.
An operator can easily switch to a different stripping head using the same power supply.
NOTE: Not designed for Low-Temperature insulations such as PVC etc.
The patented design features hard temper Nickel-Chromium alloy heating element, which heats up quickly (less than 4 seconds) to a maximum temperature of 1700°F. There are several methods that can be used to strip insulation from small gauge wires. These methods are shown in our video section.
Please note that wire sizes as low as #56 AWG can be stripped using the PTS-3S.
The extremely thin heating element produces negligible amount of fumes and therefore the use of these strippers does not require special ventilation. The fumes produced by thick element designed tools should be exhausted.
The low mass element eliminates nicks and broken strands of conductors and reduces lead pull on sensitive components.
The element design features wedge type heated slot where the insulation is thermally separated for an easy slug removal. Please note that all wires are stripped directly at the heated end of the stripping element. The friction of small gauge wires against the insulation is very low so there is no danger to damage the element while pulling off the slug.
The stripping element is only .010″ thick (.008″ PTS-10) and therefore the thermally cut groove width is much narrower than the two element models offered by other manufacturers. This low mass thermal stripping technology means less power, faster heating time, shorter cooling time, less fumes and higher quality strip.
Of course, there are no nicks because of the rounded edges of the stripping element. The heated section of the element is also protected by an element guard, thus reducing the risk of burns. The segmented design of the studs helps dissipate heat thus reducing the risk of burns even in prolonged use. The weight of the PTS-3S stripping head is 5.2 oz. (0.150 kg.).
NOTE: TO OPERATE ANY OF THE 5 AVAILABLE STRIPPING HEADS, YOU MUST HAVE THE PTS-300P POWER SUPPLY!