The importance of wire drawing machinery on wire quality
Steel wire drawing machines come in many styles, such as accumulation, which can be of the overhead or double block types, the dancer arm form and the re-active type of straight-line machine. The latter two can be put in combination, particularly where the inlet size is large, say 12 mm and above. The overhead accumulation machine, which was the work horse for so many years, has one grave disadvantage, in that axial twist is imparted to the wire between blocks.
Author: P. Clayton