How fine is fine, is it super or ultra.. ?

In the wire drawing industry, the terms superfine and ultrafine are commonly used, but how do you describe it in your wire application, how also does size relate to life and what can you see?

For example a human hair is typically 100 microns diameter and we as humans our eyes can see 50 microns but in the wire drawing industry, we draw down to typical size diameters of 50, 22, 18, 15 and 10 microns, but 7 microns (0.007mm, AWG 60), this is something different. Read on…

Synthetic wire drawing lubricants were developed by our company in the 1980’s of which we were one of, if not the first to develop this technology, full synthetic WIROL wire-drawing lubricants provide exceptional cleanliness in the applications of fine and super fine wire drawing in all material types to sizes of less than 15 microns and typically used by speciality wire producers in the fine and super fine industry for electronics, speciality cables and magnet wires. Until recently the smallest size drawn with WIROL was actually 10 microns (0.010mm or AWG 57.5).

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A human hair is typically 100 microns diameter

Introducing WIROL 2200 is a new technology full synthetic high lubricity drawing lubricant capable to draw the finest wire and the finest quality. WIROL 2200 can draw various alloys to sizes of 7 microns. (0.007mm or AWG 60) and it is developed to provide more than 15% extra lubricity for the challenging applications of super fine wire drawing.

As the years developed the demand of fine and super fine drawing specialists have increased: cleaner wire, enhanced die life, faster drawing speeds, improved surface finish, different material types, etc. Q8Oils has consistently met and still exceeds all of the technical challenges with its full synthetic WIROL products.

WIROL 2200, WIROL 2150,  WIROL 2020, WIROL 2000LFG meet your demands. Interconnectivity and Industry 4.0 can be achieved by using the speciality full synthetic drawing lubricants of Q8Oils.

The Q8Oils, Germ-Allcard PRIAMUS and WIROL range of Rod, Intermediate, Multiwire, Fine and Super Fine wire drawing lubricants are sold to customers in all parts of the world, over 85 countries. They provide long life, high lubrication and balanced cleanliness for all applications and are used in all wire drawing non-ferrous applications, suitable for all known type of machinery.

Make a point to come and see Q8Oils at Wire  & Tube 2018, Stand 11 D21.

Stuart Duff

From our expert Stuart Duff

Stuart has been working for Q8Oils since 1985 and is very experienced in all aspects of Metal Manufacturing.

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