The Skip- or Steel-Bow Strander consists of bearing stands made of welded steel for the rotor hubs and transmission-shaft bearings. The stranding rotor is built up from rotating hubs, which carry the real rotor parts
- the steel bows. These bows form the sinusoidal pathway for the wires from the individual reels to the stranding point. The reels are held in cradles, which are positioned inside the bows between the hubs. A light
beam along the complete length of the machine monitors, if the pneumatically operated reel-pintles are securely closed and the cradles are in safe condition. The machine is equipped with wire break detectors for
each segment, pneumatic disc-breaks and individual drives for the Stranding Rotor, the Capstan and the Take-Up. The operator's desk gives full control over parameters like Rotor-speed, lay-length length and
production length. A LCD text-display provides messages to guide the operator and to detect electric faults with direct references. The machine is controlled by a PLC-control, which is located in the main
cabinet together with the drive-converters, power-supply, fuses etc. The machine is delivered completely wired and tested.