Accession Number:

ADP000542

Title:

Metal Forming and Inspection Control for Cable Sheathing,

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Corporate Author:

WESTERN ELECTRIC CO INC NORCROSS GA CABLE AND WIRE ENGINEERING CONTROL CENTER

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Development by Western Electric Company has resulted in a unique quality measurement system based upon the percent take-up and build-up of a cable sheath. Percent take-up is defined as the amount of useable metal remaining in the cable sheath after metal forming and Build-up is defined as the amount of spacing, due to the metal, between the polyethylene jacket and the conductor core. In the development of a quality control system, a direct relationship between the existing shop specifications and the new specifications involving build-up and percent take-up were established. With these requirements, the manufacturing window was effectively doubled and the quality level improved in cable products. Resulting parameters are measurable in all finished products and provide a quick feedback of cable quality guaranteeing a quality level exceeding the present standards 8X bend. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE