Rod Wire Pickling & Phosphating

The steel material phosphating process has the purpose to produce a surface conversion layer, at thin and compact thickness strongly anchored on the surface, in order to facilitate the cold deformation or the further drawing operations. It exists with different types of phosphate. For rod wire, the most frequently used is the zinc phosphate. After phosphating, an opportune covering with lubricating layer on the phosphated surface is necessary

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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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In-Line Annealing Process – As Important as the wire drawing process itself

Considering the downstream process from rod to fine wire, be it single or multi-wire production, the in-line annealing process is as important as the wire drawing process itself, because it must ensure the required mechanical and electrical properties (elongation, mechanical strength and conductivity), maintain the wire diameter and roundness defined by the final die, and for metal-plated wires, ensure the integrity of the wire coated surface

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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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Wire Rod Coils for International Transport

Turkish steel manufacturer, Kardemir (Karabük Demir Çelik Fabrikalari A.S.), based in Karabük, has placed an order with SMS group for the replacement of selected key components of its wire rod mill. The wire rod mill to be modernized is part of the SBQ (Special Bar Quality) plant supplied by SMS group in 2013, which has an output of 700,000 tons of bar steel, bar-in-coil and wire rod every year.

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