At this year’s productronica, it is the PAT 4.0 Automatic Cable Tie Installation System that is shining bright for Panduit Europe, a company in wire harness, heavy duty cable management, and control panel solutions for over 60 years, who are showing customers the PAT 4.0 is designed to maximise bundling productivity with gains of up to 25% over other automatic cable tie systems and over six times the speed of manual cable tie methods.
This enhanced productivity is delivered via a light weight, ergonomic tool head capable of installing up to 84 cable ties per minute while reducing user fatigue and improving tool maneuverability.
The company claims the redesign of the tool dispenser features an innovative, user-friendly, touch-screen display with an icon-based menu that supports multiple languages. This simple, easy-to-use icon navigation allows users to quickly gain familiarity with the system to address quick setup/operation, ease of routine maintenance, and rapid troubleshooting tasks resulting in increased up-time. A 30% reduction in size over its predecessor frees up valuable work station real estate and improves system mobility.
“Observing and listening to the operational challenges of our wire harness customers, we were inspired to further enhance their productivity with a new system,” said Rami Mishal, Director of Product Development and Engineering for Panduit. “For the past year we have been working closely with our customers to design, build, and test our new PAT 4.0 System, and are seeing an overwhelming response from customer pre-launch trials.”