Faces Behind the Scenes
Using various materials such as PVC, PE, PP and HFFR, the systems that extrude the outer sheath onto the core work in a highly automated way. However, their performance and productivity is only as good as the person running the machinery, operators such as Erich Kohlbauer. He checks the core before starting, selects the tools for the given sheath formula, and centres the cores so the cable runs concentrically over the entire length. Overall an operator’s job is to keep an eye on the process. With various control systems, he can detect fluctuations in the application and react accordingly. Nonetheless, that is rarely necessary.