The principle of wire drawing is easily explained: A wire rod is drawn by a tool – the so-called drawing die – and cold-formed in the process; the wire becomes longer and its diameter reduced according to the die. Enormous forces are exerted in the process. Depending on the base material and the desired end product, the wire undergoes a number of reductions until the final dimension is reached.
Wire drawing processes are as individual as the wires produced
Each manufacturer relies on its own process, tried and tested over many years, to achieve an optimum ratio of reduction and speed without the wire rupturing or increased wear on the drawing die.
Lubricants stabilise the wire drawing process and reduce wear
High quality lubricants from Traxit have an influence on all of these parameters: They can improve the material properties of the wire rod by providing uniform surface roughness. This helps to prevent wire ruptures and breaks and to stabilise the wire drawing process. At the same time it also makes it possible to achieve higher speeds in wire production as well. As a film of lubricant between the wire and die, lubricants from Traxit also reduce the friction on the die. This results in lower temperatures, reduced consumption of electricity and a longer die service life due to reduced wear.
Research and development for further increased efficiency and sustainability
To meet the requirements of each process, Traxit supplies over 300 dry lubricants, wet lubricants and coating agents for the wire drawing industry and develops new and highly specialised solutions on request. The wire drawing lubricants help companies achieve greater sustainability through economical consumption and energy savings and increase plant productivity. The comprehensive services on offer also make a contribution here. With them, Traxit provides customers with individual consulting advice as well as support on the optimisation of their processes.
With over 280 borax-free products and continuous research and development work, Traxit contributes to ever-increasing efficiency and improved environmental compatibility. This ensures that our customers comply with future standards, regulations and requirements for lubricants in the wire industry too.
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