Contact elements for annealers

Contact elements for resistance or induction annealers of wire drawing machines are a specialty of WireTrex (tubes, rings bands, discs, contact rollers and wheels). WireTrex does not only supply these components as per specifications of machine manufacturers (i.e. Niehoff, Henrich, SAMP, Syncro, Schmidt) but conducts their own tests to develop improved materials. Utilization of new material combinations and surface qualities led to significantly improved performance and wear characteristics. Precision manufacturing as well as high quality coatings and surface finishes are instrumental to achieve a consistently high wire quality. Aside from annealing hubs for multi wire machines and contact wheels for induction ovens in a variety of designs, WireTrex also supplies contact rings and bands made from nickel, copper and special alloys with rectangular or profiled shapes professionally bent to exact specifications, ready for quick replacement. Welded contact bands can be supplied with “invisible” seam (welded, ground and polished) for highest quality requirements.