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Die cooling 2 years, 3 months ago #841

Hi Gentlemen,
I am having a never-ending discussion on the benefits of die cooling. I would welcome your input on this subject.
Your help is very much appreciated!
Lonely Wiredrawer

Re: Die cooling 2 years, 3 months ago #842

You are right , there are many opinions about the subject.

1.- It does not make any damage to cool the die, the cost involved to send water in and out of the die could be the only inconvenient, the volume of water required per die is small.

2.- To keep the die cool is supposed to help to keep the plasticity of the lubricants( calcium and sodium stereates)which makes the lubrication more effective.

3.- The die life is also increased if the heat generated in the die is dissipated.

4- Removing the heat from the die , also helps to diminish the heat generated in the wire.

The above factor are directly proportional to the drawing speed , and tensile strength of the material being drawn.

Eduardo Anaya
Senior Consultant
INDEPA S.C.
Mexico City
Tel(011-52)555-407-7451
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Re: Die cooling 2 years, 3 months ago #843

Thank you very much, Mr. Anaya.
Best regards.
LW

Re: Die cooling 2 years, 3 months ago #844

Thank you LW

Best Regards

Eduardo Anaya
Senior Consultant
INDEPA S.C.
Mexico City
Tel(011-52)555-407-7451
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Re: Die cooling 2 years, 3 months ago #845

I agree with Ayala. Cooling is an easy way to improve lubrication and die life. Additional help and efficiencies can be achieved by using a rotating die holder which will also aid in lubrication and the system incorporates a die cooling system. www.howarequipment.com/products/wire_too.../rotating_die_units/

The rotation helps draw in more lubricant, while increasing die life.
Chris
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