MODEL 105 TUNNEL OVEN

Advanced Tooling for Efficient Heat Shrink Protection

Our equipment for heat shrink tubing seals and protects electrical splices, and provides mechanical protection for fluid management systems in harsh environments. Across a wide range of applications, we deliver optimal heating temperatures, performance and control features for greater efficiency. Scroll down to view our portfolio, then connect with us for expert advice and equipment recommendations.

  1. Heat Shrink Overview Video (English)

This informational video provides an overview of the complete lineup of heat shrink tubing processing machines available from the Application Tooling division of TE Connectivity

Model 105 Tunnel Oven for Heat Shrink Processing

600°C

Maximum Temperature Setting

Unlimited Tubing Length (When Running Parallel to Belt Direction)

Unlimited Tubing Length (When Running Parallel to Belt Direction)

76.2

Maximum Tubing Diameter (mm)

Reliable versatility. The Model 105 (M105) tunnel oven offers a controlled process for a wide variety of heat-shrinkable products. As an integrated modular unit, assemblies placed on the mesh conveyor belt are transported through the heating chamber, across a bank of cooling fans then discharged from the rear of the conveyor. It features two upper heating chamber height positions, 54 mm [2.11 in] and 98 mm [3.86 in]. The position is adjusted by removing the pivot pins and relocating them in the bearing stands.

The upper chamber is cantilevered to permit processing of assemblies that require only a portion of the assembly to pass through the heat zone, and is equipped with adjustable heat shields to maximize heating efficiency for various applications. Two stamped foil heating elements are manufactured to a strict wattage specification and consistent temperatures (600° C maximum temperature setting) are controlled by a thermocouple embedded into the upper heating element.

Features

  • Closed-loop speed and temperature control
  • Continuous controlled process
  • Adaptable for different applications
  • CE approved for worldwide use
  • Heater operation and over-temperature alarm lights 

Applications

  • RAYCHEM heat shrink tubing
  • Single-wall heat shrink tubing
  • Adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing
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XB 17 Belt Heater (Basic Unit)
XB 17 Belt Heater (Basic Unit Shown. Optional Machine Stand and Automatic Centering Available)
XB 19 Belt Heater with Optional Machine Stand and Automatic Centering
XB 19 Belt Heater with Optional Machine Stand and Automatic Centering

Add an X factor to your production with our X Series of belt heaters. Our XB 17 and XB 19 belt heaters are engineered to deliver high quality results and superb production performance. These compact, conveyor-style machines offer a more reliable, safer and faster alternative to heat guns, providing a controlled process for a wide variety of heat-shrinkable tubing products. Double-sided timing belts on the top and bottom of the processing chamber draw the assemblies through a thermally controlled infrared heat zone and into a fan-cooled zone before depositing them safely into an unloading bin. Labor costs are reduced significantly because once an assembly is loaded, the operator can begin preparing another. The throughput rate is usually limited by the rate at which the operator can load assemblies into the processor.

600°C

Maximum Temperature Setting

160mm

XB 19 Maximum Tubing Length (When Using Wide Heating Element)

25mm

XB 19 Maximum Tubing Diameter

  1. X Series Heat Shrink Tubing Processing Equipment (English)

Watch this informative overview video of the TE Connectivity (TE) X Series of heat shrink tubing processing equipment.

Standard Features

Available on XB 17 and XB 19
  • Closed-loop time and temperature control
  • Continuous controlled process
  • Integrated multi-language touchscreen interface with programmable logic system can adjust belt speed, temperature settings, and offers users the ability to create hundreds of unique profiles
  • Belt automatically reverses direction to prevent wire from entering into chamber before reaching desired temperature
  • Connection ports support several functions such as a bar-code scanner, automatic temperature calibration, and remote access to an upstream welder
  • Emergency stop-switch
  • Slim profile design for easy production layout
  • All models are CE approved

Adjustable Belt Distance

Available on XB 19 Only
  • An adjustable belt distance feature on the XB 19 allows operators to extend the processing range of tubing products from 100 mm up to 160 mm.

Optional Accessories

  • For improved accuracy, XB 17 and XB 19 model belt heaters can be equipped with an easy-to-install automatic centering device (PN 2375330-1). 
  • Machine stand with wheels for easy machine placement (PN 2375329-1)
  • Product holders for ring terminal and stub. Ask your tooling rep for further ordering details.
  • Custom MES (Manufacturing Execution System). Ask your tooling rep for further ordering details.
  • Replacement heating elements are available. Ask your tooling rep for further ordering details.

Model Comparison

  XB-17 STD XB-19 STD XB-19 Wide Version
Part # 2375310-1 2375310-2 2375320-1 2375320-2
Power
Requirements
220 VAC 110 VAC 220 VAC 220 VAC
Heating
Elements
2 X 1000 W 2 X 1000 W 2 X 1580 W 2 X 1660 W
Operating
Temperature
Max 600° C Max 600° C Max 600° C Max 600° C
Belt Speed
Range
2.5 - 35 mm/s 2.5 - 35 mm/s 2.5 - 35 mm/s 2.5 - 35 mm/s
Machine
Dimensions
275 mm (w) 
1210 mm (l)
540 mm (h)
275 mm (w) 
1210 mm (l)
540 mm (h)
260 mm (w)
1340 mm (l)
550 mm (h)
260 mm (w) 
1340 mm (l)
550 mm (h)
Net Weight 88 kg 88 kg 92 kg 92 kg
Max Tubing
Diameter
19 mm 19 mm 25 mm 25 mm
Max Tubing
Length
90 mm 90 mm 100 mm 160 mm
Belt Distance Fixed Fixed Adjustable Adjustable
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
220VAC
220VAC

Applications

  • Wire Bundles
  • Splice Terminals
  • Ring Terminals
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RBK X1 Base Model (Centering Device Available as Upgrade)
RBK X1 Base Model (Centering Device Available as Upgrade)
RBK X1C with Centering Device
RBK X1C with Centering Device

500°C

Maximum Operating Temperature

65mm

Maximum Tubing Length

19mm

Maximum Tubing Diameter

Reliable, efficient production. The RBK X1 processor is a semi-automatic unit designed specifically for sealing wire bundles, splice terminals and ring terminals. Suited for low volume/high mix production, the machine features long life heating elements, operator key lock/password protection levels and individual selections for installation times, temperature and product size information. It also offers a highly reliable PLC control, short machine depth to accommodate a larger front working area, low profile and sequence processing.

Features

  • Automatic centering (standard on select models, but also available as an upgrade for earlier models) enhances product quality by automatically centering tubing over the splice prior to heating.
  • Stand-alone operation mode allows operator to set time and temperature
  • Sequenced operation mode lets preset times and temperatures be sequenced automatically (and also randomly selected from stored sequence)
  • Communication with upstream ultrasonic welder allows time and temperature to be automatically set without operator intervention
  • Compact format with touchscreen interface
  • Traceability with optional bar code scanner and data collection software

Applications

  • Wire bundles
  • Splice terminals
  • Ring terminals
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IR-1891 Shuttle Machine for Heat Shrink Processing

Speed up production. The IR-1891 machine installs Raychem heat shrink tubing products onto small components, such as ring terminals, FASTON terminals and small connectors. The machine has two workstations and a moveable head. Each workstation is provided with supports for tooling fixtures (specified and ordered separately), which support the work pieces and locate the tubing products.

The operator loads the work pieces into the fixtures on a workstation, confirms that the tubing products are correctly positioned and then slides the heat head into position before initiating the heating cycle. The IR-1891 heat shrink shuttle is provided with closed loop temperature control and the heat head is 'locked' into position by use of an electromagnet during the heating cycle.

500°C

Maximum Operating Temperature

20mm

Maximum Tubing Diameter

60mm

Maximum Tubing Length

Features

  • Automatic cycle start once heater is manually positioned over product, which gives improved process control (recommended for adhesive lined heat shrinkable tubing e.g. sealing applications)
  • Automatic heating head retraction at end of cycle helps prevent damage to components
  • Multiple product fixture assemblies give increased process rates
  • Cooling fan above each fixture assembly maintains holding fixture at an acceptable temperature
  • CE approved

Applications

  • RAYCHEM heat shrink tubing
  • Ring terminals
  • FASTON terminals
  • Small connectors
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AD-3050 Seal Test Equipment for Heat Shrink Tubing

Quick and easy splice sampling. The AD-3050 is a manually operated pneumatic device intended for use as a convenient 'in process' sampling technique for checking sealed splices in up to eight fixtures at once. Offering a facility to allow leak testing of various connectors, this tool is intended for use as a quick and easy sampling technique for the preliminary selection of installation conditions, where Raychem products are used for protection of the splice. There has been good correlation between results obtained with the AD-3050 seal test and those obtained through water immersion testing. 

Features

  • Fast determination of sealing integrity
  • Multiple test fixtures
  • Easy load and release of test samples
  • Timer adjustable from 8 – 120 seconds (only with integrated AD-3050 Seal Test Equipment timer version)
  • Connector seal test port
  • CE approved

Applications

Splice Testing
  • Sealed splices
  • In-line splices
  • Stub splices