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Wire Drawing

How it Works

When producing wire to the correct diameter, it has to be drawn through a series of die blocks. Each die block reduces the wire by a small percentage – meaning that to get the wire down from the large starting diameter through to the final required diameter, a wire drawing machine will usually have several die blocks present.

Local Exhaust Ventilation

Inside each die block is a dry lubricant (usually sodium stearate) to enable the wire to pass through easier. As the wire passes through the die block this often becomes air born. Local Exhaust Ventilation is therefore essential to ensure that production environments are not filled with lubricant dust. This is particularly vital when there are several wire drawing machines present in a facility.

Therefore, Local Exhaust Ventilation is essential for a workforce’s safety, reducing housekeeping requirements and reducing wasteful downtime.