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HardWIRED is WAI’s monthly e-mail newsletter which features a short, original video on an educational or training topic. The goal of these videos is to provide practical value that can translate directly to better performance on the shop floor. Below is the latest five episodes of HardWIRED, to see other previous episodes, please visit our YouTube Channel.
Introduction to WAI's HardWIRED
WAI President Andy Talbot welcomes readers to the inaugural edition of HardWIRED, WAI’s new e-mail newsletter for the wire and cable industry. In this brief video message, Talbot describes what readers can expect from this new publication, including featured videos on current and educational topics.
S2:E5 - Lubrication Maintenance, Part 2: Wet Lubricants for Wiredrawing
Part 2 of this two-part series on maintenance of lubricants focuses on lube controls in wet drawing applications. David Gzesh of Blachford Corporation returns with advice on tests for concentration, pH, conductivity, and microbes.
S2:E4 - Annealing of Electrical Conductors, Part 1
This annealing video addresses principles that apply to both ferrous and nonferrous materials, with an emphasis on copper conductors. Dr. Horace Pops discusses property changes during annealing, impurities, and the issues that chemical analysis can often overlook.
S2:E3 - Lubrication Maintenance, Part 1: Dry Powder for Ferrous Wiredrawing
David Gzesh of Blachford Corporation offers tips for monitoring and maintenance of dry powder lubricant for ferrous applications. In this video, he addresses factors that change the lube composition in the soap box along with issues affecting lubricant flow.
S2:E2 - Hand Safety Pt 2
The second part of a two-part series, this video explores more ways to mitigate hand injuries at General Cable Corporation’s plant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Part 2 describes safe approaches to shipping and packaging, cable cutting, and coil and reel handling.
S2:E1 - Bull Block Calculations
Drawing expert Don Young explains how to determine what a bull block can actually pull. This video shows how to calculate not only what a given block is capable of, but also what die pull is needed to achieve a desired finish size.