Wire Prefeeding Systems

Mechtrix Wire Preefeeding Systems are designed to remove wire from reels or rack systems for immediate use by a wire processing machine to help streamline your operations.

MPF-40 Prefeeder

MPF-40 Wire Prefeeding System

 

The MPF‐40 Prefeeder has been designed and developed to handle the wire prefeeding needs of the newest generation of both benchtop and fully automatic wire processing machines.

Mechtrix has incorporated over 30 years of proven robust design features, enhancements, and customer feedback into this new simple to operate prefeeder. The MPF‐40 features the Mechtrix Auto‐Tune™ motor speed control system that automatically adjusts the feed speed of the prefeeder by continually monitoring the speed and length of the wire being withdrawn from the draw source. This frees up the operator from having to make any adjustments while running the machine.

A High/Low selector switch allows for the top speed of 6.5m/second to be reduced to 3.0m/second for more precise feeding control of shorter wires or for feeding benchtop wire processing machines. The prefeeder has been designed to handle a wide range of wire reels up to 22” wide x 34” in diameter and weighing up to 400 lbs. The prefeeder is also perfect for pulling wire directly from a wire rack with multiple wire reels for even faster set‐up and change over.

Available Configurations:

  • MPF-40 Wire Prefeeder with Large Reel Stand and Integrated Lift (44961-500)
  • MPF-40 Wire Prefeeder with Small Reel Holding Device (45431-500)
  • Mechtrix Auto-Tune® Speed Adjustment System for improved performance and reaction time
  • High/Low Speed Selector Switch for increased length/speed sensitivity (6.5 – 3.0m/sec)
  • Draw Source with Adjustable Wire Back- Tension System provides constant tension from 20oz to 12lbs (0.57kg to 5.4kg)
  • Simple Setup and change-over process features retractable wire guards that make loading the draw source and wrapping the wire around the pulleys quick and easy
  • Integrated Reel Stand with Reel Lifting Device makes loading and unloading heavy reels quick and safe (on units equipped with large reel stand)
  • Improved Wire Path with fully traversing wire guiding and roller setup
  • Proven, robust design and components
  • Vertical design reduces floor space requirements

Max Wire Reel Size & Weight for Prefeeder w/ Large Reel Stand and Integrated Reel Lifting Device (44961-500)

Size: 22”  wide x Ø34” (559mm x Ø864mm)

Weight: 400lbs (180kg)

*Machine performance may decrease significantly when running spools larger than Ø16” (Ø405mm) or weighing more than 100lbs (45kg). Reel bore size and centering cones can reduce the maximum wire reel size.

Max Wire Reel Size & Weight for Prefeeder w/ Small Reel Holding Device (45431-500)

Size: 12” wide x Ø12” (305mm x Ø305mm)

Weight: 40lbs (18kg)

*This unit is available as an add-on to machines equipped with the Large Reel Stand

Max Wire O.D: 3/8” (9.5mm) – Pulley Ø5” (Ø127mm)

Wire Draw Source Capacity: 31ft (9.5m)

Top Feed Speed: 21ft/sec (6.5m/sec)

Max Pulling Force: 32lbs (14.5kg)

Machine Weight: 210lbs (78kg)

Motor Type: DC-Motor

Motor Control System: Mechtrix Auto-Tune® System

Electrical Requirements: 110VAC (±10%), 10AMP, 60HZ

Pneumatic Requirements: 0.5CFM@60PSI (14.1l/min@0.4Mpa)

 

MPF-33-LCS Wire Prefeeding System

The MPF-33-LCS Wire Prefeeding System is designed for de-reeling large wire or cable up to 1″ (25.4mm) in diameter. The MPF-33-LCS removes the wire or cable from a rack system or external reel stand and makes it immediately available to the wire processing machine. The MPF-33-LCS features a combination pneumatic wire dampening and draw source tensioning system, so only a single setting needs to be set based upon the stiffness of the wire being run.

 

  • Mechtrix Auto-Tune® proprietary prefeeder motor speed feed control system automatically adjusts the prefeeder’s operating speed by electronically monitoring the position of the accumulation pulleys.
  • Adjustable Back-Tension Draw System adjusts from 0.57kg (1.25lbs) to 5.4kg (12lbs)
  • Electronic Wire Jam Interface Connection
  • 7.5:1 Gear Reducer increases cable pulling over 22kgs (49lbs)
  • Left-to-Right Cable Feed Path
  • Adjustable Output Wire Line Height of 1041mm (41″) to 1194mm (47″)

Size: 2032mm (80″) wide x 660mm (26″) deep x 1625mm (64″) high

Weight: 82kg (180lbs)

Motor Type: DC-Motor

Motor Control: Mechtrix Auto-Tune® System

Electrical Requirements: 120VAC / 10AMP / 60Hz

Wire Line Output Height: 1041mm (41″) to 1194mm (47″)

Max Pulling Force: 22kg (49lbs)

Top Feed Speed: 7.2ft/sec (2.2m/sec)

 

MPF-32 Wire Prefeeding System

The MPF-32 Wire Prefeeding System is an entry level machine specifically designed for use with small wire reels or wire rack systems. Designed for use with bench top-mounted wire processing machines. The prefeeder removes the wire from the reel and makes it immediately available to the wire processing machine. The MPF-32 features an adjustable draw source tensioning system and a dual speed range for processing very short wire lengths.

  • Mechtrix Auto-Tune® proprietary prefeeder motor speed feed control system automatically adjusts the prefeeder’s operating speed by electronically monitoring the position of the accumulation pulleys.
  • High / Low Speed Selector Switch allows the operator to easily choose between a top feed speed and a low speed depending on the wire processing application being run.
  • Adjustable Back-Tension Draw Source makes up to 5m of wire immediately available for the wire processing machine at a constant tension.
  • Multi-Position Wire Reel holding shaft set-up is included to allow for multiple wire feed paths and wire reel sizes.
  • Electronic Interface Connector, Cable, and Relay assembly sends signals from the MPF-32 to the wire processing machine.

Size: 635mm (25″) wide x 534mm (21″) deep x 1245mm (49″) high

Weight: 78kg (210lbs)

Motor Type: DC-Motor

Motor Control: Mechtrix Auto-Tune® System

Electrical Requirements: 115VAC / 10AMP / 60Hz or 230VAC / 10AMP / 50Hz

Wire Line Output Height: 915mm (36″)

Max Pulling Force: 9kg (24lbs)

Max Wire Reel Size:

406mm (16″) wide x 406mm (16″) diameter

26kg (75lbs)

Max Wire Diameter: 9.5mm (3/8″)

*Wire must be flexible enough to bend around a Ø127mm (Ø5″) pulley

Wire Draw Source Capacity: 5m (17ft)

Top Feed Speed:

High Setting: 3.2m/sec (10.5ft/sec)

Low Setting: 1.6m/sec (5.25ft/sec)