A NetterVibration customer operating a wire drawing plant, was faced with a significant challenge while processing large spools of cold-drawn annealed wire delivered by their supplier. Typically, the first step in the process is to loosen the coils, which are held together by steel bands. Due to the annealing process, the windings of coiled wire tend to stick together and have to be loosened and separated before it can be used.
Loosening the coils manually was a time-consuming task for workers at the plant, often taking 20 to 30 minutes per coil. Also, there was a substantial risk of injury, as the thick steel wire always had the potential to snap quickly once separated.
The customer purchased and began utilizing a cutomized vibrating table setting the coils on the table and applying the vibration for two minutes. This completely loosened the wound coils much more quickly than doing it manually, allowing the plant to double the throughput and improve its profitability by reducing costs. Plus, it allowed the workers to stand back at a safe distance and avoid the risk of injury.