US 10,892,608 B2
Apparatus for cable processing
Nick S. Evans, Lynnwood, WA (US); Bradley J. Mitchell, Snohomish, WA (US); and Kevin Callahan, Shoreline, WA (US)
Assigned to The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by THE BOEING COMPANY, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Mar. 20, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/926,050.
Application 15/926,050 is a continuation of application No. 14/445,642, filed on Jul. 29, 2014, granted, now 9,966,742.
Prior Publication US 2018/0212409 A1, Jul. 26, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H02G 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC H02G 1/1256 (2013.01) [H02G 1/1297 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49123 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cable processing system comprising:
a frame having at least a first movable member and a second movable member;
a first shielding gripper disposed on the first movable member, the first shielding gripper being configured for placement around and gripping of at least a shielding layer of a cable; and
a second shielding gripper disposed on the second movable member, the second shielding gripper being configured for placement around and gripping of at least the shielding layer of the cable, the first and second shielding grippers are arranged on the frame so that the cable passes simultaneously through both the first and second shielding grippers;
wherein the frame is arranged so that
relative movement of the first and second movable members causes relative movement between the first and second shielding grippers to fan and circumferentially shear the shielding layer with the first and second shielding grippers, and
both the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper are moved along a longitudinal axis of the cable so that the cable is removed from the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper, and the sheared portion of the shielding layer, gripped by at least one of the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper, is removed from the cable.