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Contact bands continuos annealer

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5 years 10 months ago #1915 by Archived Forum Admin
Good day:

We have wire drawers with coninuous annealers. The principal problem is that we don't have available the contact band. We don't know exactly the type of band that we have to use.
Is important for us to find a supplier for that type of contact bands. We hope someone here could help us.

Thanks.

Roger Guerrero V.
CEPER SA - Peru
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5 years 10 months ago #1916 by Archived Forum Admin
Hello there,

We assume that you are presently using copper contact bands because these bands are actually wear components just like the brakes in a car.

The bands are often made by the maintenance department or by a local machine shop. First, copper sheet of the correct thickness is purchased and after that, it is cut to the proper length and width. The strip is then ground on the edges slightly so that it will properly fit into the annealer sheave side grooves (or in some other mechanical device) designed to accept the band and to prevent a sharp edge at the flat surface gap, once installed. Finally it is rolled into the proper circular shape.

Today, these bands are usually manufactured from nickel to minimize surface damage from arcing/ sparking in the event of a broken wire and to provide a tougher metal wear band that is less prone to grooving. These bands are reversed (side to side) once by the maintenance department before being discarded.

Replacement bands are available from the annealer manufacturer unless of course you are using Vaughan annealers. In that case you must already be making your own bands.

Kindest regards,

Peter Stewart-Hay
Principal
Stewart-Hay Associates
www.Stewart-Hay.com

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5 years 10 months ago #1917 by Archived Forum Admin
Greetings from Toronto,

You may want to contact:

Western Engineered Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 801
Grandville, MI 49468-0801
Phone: (616) 534-9055
Fax: (616) 534-7062
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They produce a full range of annealer bands.

Best Regards,

W. Hauer
Howar Equipment Inc.

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5 years 10 months ago #1918 by Archived Forum Admin
Posts: 1013
Joined: Feb 2004

Western Engineered Products, Inc. web site address is

www.westernep.com/

and that shows their address phone and fax numbers to be:

540 N. Lapeer Rd., #390
Lake Orion, MI 48362-1582

Phone: (248) 371-9259
Fax: (248) 371-9268

It also shows their standard E-mail address to be
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This is also confirmed in the 2005 Reference Guide so it seems as if they have moved and that possibly some other changes have been made.

Kindest regards,

Peter Stewart-Hay
Principal
Stewart-Hay Associates
www.Stewart-Hay.com

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5 years 10 months ago #1919 by Archived Forum Admin
Hi Peter,

Thanks for correcting the information, I took the data from the Wireworld site and they must have an old link in there.

Willy

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5 years 10 months ago #1920 by Archived Forum Admin
Best regards Willy to you and your wife.

Peter

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