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Innovative Gauging System Cost-Effectively Measures Lay Length of Twisted Pair Data Cables

Jay Luis
Marketing Manager
NDC Technologies
8001 Technology Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45424

Dayton, OH – February 3, 2017 –NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, offers its Beta LaserMike LayScan gauging system to accurately and consistently measure the lay length of twisted pairs in data communication cables, such as Cat 5e/6/6a/7a/8 products. LayScan solves scrap, costly rework and productivity loss problems due to manual, time-consuming lay length measurement methods and crosstalk performance issues from lay variations.

LayScan can be used to measure the four pairs at the cabler or to measure an individual pair at a twinner to confirm the accuracy of twisted-pair cable construction during production. This non-contact system uses up to four individual pair lay sensors and the Beta LaserMike LaserSpeed® length and speed gauge to perform the high-speed lay length measurements. A data acquisition and control system effectively collects and processes each lay length in the cable and allows the full use of the customer’s off-line analysis tools such as trend charts, statistical analysis or FFT analysis to readily observe, measure and report systematic lay variations within each lay. Data can be easily stored on a local PC. LayScan measures lay lengths up to 25.4 mm at throughput speeds up to 152.4 m/min with a measurement accuracy to within 0.025 mm on the same twisted pair. LayScan can be used in conjunction with the Beta LaserMike SRL Pro structural return loss measurement system for a total on-line cable performance quality solution. SRL Pro can be used before and/or after the extruder to identify potential causes of structural return loss problems on data communication cables.