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Ground-breaking wire coiling machine makes it debut

Posted on 15 Apr 2022 and read 1036 times
Ground-breaking wire coiling machine makes it debutThe Lesjöfors Heavy Springs factory in Sweden has recently installed a Wafios FUL 226 wire coiling machine — the largest model of its type ever made. In a first for Wafios, the globally recognised leader of wire working manufacturing technology, the ground-breaking machine was installed at the Lesjöfors Fjadrar AB site last month.

The 1.75 million euro investment is part of an ongoing future-focused growth plan in the group’s expanding heavy springs market. At 40 tonnes and just shy of 10m long, the FUL 226 can cold coil wire up to 30mm diameter in addition to coiling pre-tempered wire up to 22mm diameter, with a tensile strength of 2,000 MPa.

David Stople, Lesjofors Fjadrar project lead, said: “It was certainly challenging, for us and Wafios, to install such a large and heavy piece of machinery — but then again world firsts are meant to be difficult! Our engineers ensured the installation went smoothly and after a period of intense training, we are now eager to optimise the potential of this new machine.”

Large wire dimension coiling

Capabilities have been further enhanced with a new motorised wire pay-off, specifically developed by Wafios to manage the safety requirements of large wire dimension coiling.

Jan Carlson, Lesjöfors Fjadrar managing director, said: “As leaders in heavy springs we strive to lead from the front, securing the very latest technology to ensure we stay ahead of the game and deliver competitively to our customer base across the multiple sectors we serve.

“This latest investment not only enables us to expand our product range, it also creates a new flexibility in material grade opportunities, increasing quality options, which in turn enables us to pass on cost efficiencies to our customers.

“Securing this significant investment through our parent company further supports the recognition of growth in the heavy springs sector and we are delighted to be able to expand our level of delivery to existing and new customers.”