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  • 1) Sets up and operates rotating cylindrical-shaped stranding machine to fabricate wire rope or electric cable: Places spools of wire of specified gauges into cradles, using electric hoist, and locks spool in place, using metal pin.

  • 2) Positions takeup spool onto shaft and adjusts travel of distributor to width of spool.

  • 3) Threads wires through holes on inside edge of machine and through twisting head and coils it around capstan, using blueprints or stranded wire as guide.

  • 4) Nails or hooks stranded wire onto takeup spool.

  • 5) Adjusts gears for specified direction of twist and speed of capstan, using wrenches.

  • 6) Starts machine.

  • 7) Pours grease into grease pot, and opens valve to lubricate strands.

  • 8) Adjusts clutch to regulate speed of makeup spool shaft.

  • 9) Observes machine to detect malfunctioning.

  • 10) Cuts wire when specified footage has been wound and wraps end with wire, by hand or using mechanical wrapping tool.

  • 11) May butt-weld ends of disjointed wires.

  • 12) When operating stranding machine equipped with closing attachments to prevent unraveling when rope is cut, is known as Closer.

  • 13) May work with fine wire to produce twisted electric-light cord and be designated Strand Buncher, Fine Wire.




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Job Number: 10001