Measure and manage wire with contactless system
- September 30, 2020
The contactless gauging system is designed for in-line checking of drawn wire diameter and ovality.
Using a dual-axis laser gauge, Wireline checks the wire tolerance of the wire and stops the drawing machine when the die wear exceeds the pre-set limit. It counts the meters of wire being drawn and provides statistical reports for each spool.
The system is unaffected by wire vibration and speed, consistently delivering accurate and reliable measurements. It features a dust jacket that safeguards it from the soap and iron dust common on dry drawing benches.
The XY13 model has a measuring field of 13 x 13mm, a diameter range of 0.1 to 10mm and repeatability up to ± 0.15 µm. The XY35 has a measuring field of 35 x 35 mm, a diameter range from 0.2 to 32 mm and a repeatability up to ± 0.3 µm.
Both systems are capable of resolution up to 0.01 µm and come with the pre-loaded Wireline.XY software. Additional software modules can be added as needed – the weight measuring module computes and displays the length and the weight of the drawn wire, and the statistics module records and prints maximum, minimum and average values.
Set these systems to automatically change collection reels or to wind spools up to a pre-set weight. Linking several systems together allows one computer to process information