WIRE DRAWING LUBRICANTS
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At ETNA Products, Inc. we understand that sub-standard lubricity results in die wear which leads to poor wire quality and wire breaks, thus reducing productivity and increasing operating costs. This is why ETNA Products offers a line of specialty wire drawing lubricants sold under the MASTERDRAW® brand to preserve the production parameters of your wire drawing machine and to allow the production of top quality finished wire. The Etna Research and Development team offers custom formulations to meet specific customer requests and to help solve problems for our customers.
Wire Drawing Fundamentals
The wire drawing process reduces the size of a ferrous or non-ferrous rod down to a variety of finished sizes including super fine wire. This process is accomplished by passing the wire or wires through a series of single or multi-wire drawing machines. The drawing dies used in these machines can be tungsten carbide, natural diamond or synthetic diamond, and the type of die utilized is determined by the type of material being drawn. Wire drawing machines produce wire that is commonly used for electrical wiring, magnet wire, overheard power conductor, telecommunication cable, musical strings, spokes, rods and more.
There are two types of lubrication processes used for the cold drawing of wire: dry soap lubricants and liquid lubricants. Liquid wire drawing lubricants completely immerse the wire in a neat oil, water miscible, or solution synthetic lubricant. ETNA Products, Inc. offers liquid wire drawling lubricants. Beyond offering emulsifiable liquid lubricants, we also manufacture neat oils and drawing pastes for all types of wire drawing operations and materials.
The Benefits of Using High Quality Wire Drawing Lubricants
It is short sighted to sacrifice quality for cost when it comes to choosing a certain wire drawing lubricant for a given operation. It is important to choose high quality, bio-stable wire drawing lubricants from ETNA Products as our lubricants will preserve the surface condition and integrity of your wire. Our wire drawing lubricants provide an outstanding surface finish and extended reservoir life without needing to add tank side biocides to kill bacteria and fungi, thus saving time and money.
ETNA Products Inc. offers liquid type wire drawing lubricants perfectly suited for the wet drawing process. Our wire drawing lubricants are formulated with additives that adhere to each type of wire material to improve die life, drawing speeds and to improve surface finish quality. Our products have been proven to protect against excessive die wear and to prevent wire breaks. We will work with our customers and prospects to formulate the best lubricant for a given wire drawing operation.
Our Offering of Wire Drawing Lubricants
We offer a wide range of neat oil, water soluble and solution synthetic lubricants to match any alloy. Whether it’s copper, aluminum, stainless steel or nickel-based alloy wire drawing lubricants you need, we have the products to offer.
Our line of MASTERDRAW® lubricants vary in their viscosity and are suited for any type of wire drawing machine you operate.
Send us a request and we’ll quickly respond to fulfill your wire drawing lubricant requirements.
View our MASTERDRAW® line of wire drawing lubricants and product details below.
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- MASTERDRAW® 5126
- An amber colored, medium-low viscosity oil used for drawing aluminum wire for both EC and magnesium alloyed wire. This wire drawing oil can be used in high speed operations.
- MASTERDRAW® 5129
- An amber colored, medium viscosity oil used in aluminum rod breakdown and intermediate wire drawing operations. This wire drawing lubricant can be used in low and high speed operations.
- MASTERDRAW® 1566 with EELT™
- A water miscible fluid used for aluminum and copper rod. This lubricant is suitable for intermediate, and fine wire drawing operations to final diameters of approximately 0.02”.
- MASTERDRAW® 1470 with EELT™
A water miscible semi-synthetic fluid used for continuous wet drawing of intermediate and fine diameter bare and tin-plated copper wire.
- MASTERDRAW® 1475
A solution synthetic fluid used for continuous wet drawing of bare, tin-plated and nickel plated copper wire and platinum wire on single and multi-wire machines.