Ceramics for Wire Processing

Ceramic parts are usually used in wire processing and galvanic wire plating as wire guides and pulleys.

Ceramic parts show many advantages in comparison to the parts made of steel or tungsten carbide. The friction and the wear between the sliding material and the ceramic guide are minimized due to very high hardness and optimized slide surfaces of ceramic parts.

Cold welding between ceramics and wire is not possible. The very high electric resistivity of ceramic parts avoids static charge.

The parts are made from alumina, zirconia or silicon nitride.