Recent improvements of the Kloften & Kloften

Strip Splicer


Issue No.8a                                                                                                   July 30, 1997


1.         Two Step Splicing.


The method described in Issue No. 7  has been improved further by introducing             an air cylinder for the movement of the upper electrode holder from the

rear to the front position. In addition a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) 

now controls the operation. Which further simplifies the operation of the splicer.


The procedure is now as follows:


o          When the power is turned on, the holder goes to the rear position.


o          After completion of the first splice (rear carrier), the right upper jaw is raised enough to disengage the Micro switch controlling the heat cycle.

This action will cause the air cylinder to move the electrode holder to the front position.


o          The upper right jaw is now again lowered to complete the second          splice.


Note that the holder stays in the front position until the solder starts feeding solder for the next splice, at which time the holder moves automatically to the rear position.