DEFECTS IN WIRE LIKELY TO CAUSE PROBLEMS

1) Badly Wound wire

a) Bad Cast

b) Overlapped wire

c) Rippled wire

d) Badly traversed wire

2) Size

a) Size has to be within specification

b) Scraped or elliptical wire

3) Tensile Strength

a) Tensile Strength has to be within specification

b) Tensile inconsistency

4) Coating

a) Cleanliness

b) Flaking

c) Correct type of coating

d) Coating thickness

Some of the above defects can be attributed to the wire manufacturers processes. However it is worth noting that some defects can be caused on users machines. e.g. The wire can be miscast rippled or scraped on customers machines due to misalignment of guides etc.

 

 

 

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