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H/C wire breakage photos

7 years 7 months ago #1168 by Archived Forum Admin
Hello All,
Sometimes we have wire breakages during roping and we could not find the reasons why ? do uou have any breakages photos related breakages which shape results for patenting, high reduction, or wire rod?
best regards.


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7 years 7 months ago #1169 by Archived Forum Admin
To stop breakages during stranding high carbon steel wires:

1.- Do not over stress the wire during drawing, try to use a small total reduction of area to allow the wire to be able to stand further work during stranding. Meet tensile by carbon content.Check torsion to meet specifications.

2.- Check the patenting in order to obtain full austenization of the wire and right structure by correct time and temperature on the austenization furnace and the cooling furnace.

3.- Check the design of the cable to be sure it has the right lay

4.- Check strander to be sure all guides are in good shape.

For patentig structures can be seen in the wire Handbook of WAI in the patenting section.


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