Spotlight on Wipes

Unwanted liquids can be removed from wire or cable by the use of air or pad wipes. The processes that require wipes include drawing machines, in-line annealers on single and multi-wire drawing machines, extrusion lines (on the exit of the cooling trough), plating, pickling and galvanizing. The liquids that need to be removed from the wire or cable include rinse or cooling water, lubricant, quench, acid, flux and more. Not only is it important to remove the liquid from the wire or cable product, but it is desirable to keep one liquid from contaminating downstream portions of in-line processes. There are two main types of wipes used in the wire and cable industry, pad and air, which are detailed in the following sections

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Spotlight on Marking & Printing

As printing and marking are functions that are used in almost every industry, this sector of wire and cable manufacturing and processing benefits from economies of scale in research, development, manufacturing and service. There are many excellent suppliers to the industry, and state-of-the-art methods, machines, materials and services are available to improve the way you mark and print on wire and cable

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Spotlight on Bows

Rotating machines such as stranders, bunchers, twinners and cablers use flyer bows to produce helically twisted wires, conductors and cables. All products being processed on these machines come in contact with the bow. More than half of the power required to run the corresponding machine goes toward rotating the bows. In addition, a good amount of the noise generated by a rotating machine comes from the bow, and less aerodynamic bows usually make more noise. Consequently, these bows are pretty important, and they are a main factor in determining the level of success in your rotating equipment operations.

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