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Wire Cut and Straightening Machine Upgrade

At SA Group Enterprise, where I do real work, one of our businesses SA Wire Ware had just purchased an old 1960s Wire Cut and Straightening Machine, from NSW. Which we have done before with other equipment like spot welders and break presses and other machines. Although many of these machines can be purchased new, they are very expensive and not generally available in Australia. Also the fact is many of these machines haven't changed much in 40 years except for running a little faster and other control electronics. With a little effort fixing they are well worth considering as they are usually over engineered, build like a truck and so last for many more years.


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Before and After

Here is the machine operating after the upgrade.

Sequence of construction Remove all the old and dubious wiring clean the machine.

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Then a new controller and termination box was built and installed.

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Wire Cut and Straightening Machine Wire Cut and Straightening Machine