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Wet and dry drawing combined: an advanced technology


Published: - 04/12/2017 Author: Scaccabarozzi, Ed. Staff
Wet and dry drawing combined: an advanced technology

Gimax has redesigned its wet drawing equipment and the traditional “submerged” drawing tank has evolved into the “TRS” range of non-slip wet drawing units independently driven vertical capstans, thus combining most of the benefits of a dry drawing line with a wet one. The result is an example of the most advanced technology available in wire drawing.

The “TRS” is a “spray” type wet drawbench, where the lubricant is “sprayed” onto the die and die box and onto the capstan. This range is ideal for both ferrous and non-ferrous wires and Its reduced footprint, easily accessible parts and components, not only offer cost savings in terms of floorspace and labour (operation and maintenance), but are an important aid in decreasing downtime and consequently increasing productivity. High productivity and a better final wire quality coupled with features such as perfect alignment of wire between die and capstan as well as low energy consumption due to a “state of the art” electronic control of motor and line operation go to ensure one of the most advanced drawing solutions available on the market.

The main features are:
- Reduced die and capstan wear.
- Mechanical line speed reaches 33 meters/second.
- Fixed or rotating dies.
- Rotating die speed varies in proportion to line speed.
- Each block can be bypassed.
- Synchronization by means of dancer arm.
- Input wire diameter starts at 2,00mm (steel wire) or 3,00mm with wire aluminum wire.

With 38 years of experience in welding wire machinery and with the specific experience of Gimax engineers in the production of wire, consequently with an excellent knowledge of the entire process of wire manufacturing, the redesign also led to the introduction of a range of “TRD” dry drawing equipment, available with vertically or horizontally mounted capstans – non-slip (with independently driven capstans), tilted horizontal capstans, rotating dies, water-cooled capstans, etc. The capstan diameter can vary from 300mm up to 1200mm depending on the application and diameter of wire, and can reach a line speed of 35 meters/second. In non-ferrous applications (Aluminum), the drawbanches are often used in combination with shaving or other equipment.

Gimax also manufactures fully automatic and semi-automatic respooling machines and a full range of no-twist after packing units.

Gimax will be present at Iran Wire 2017, stand A6-D3.