Enamelled & Covered Conductor
Wilec’s enameled and covered conductor facility, producing product under the Transwire brand, was founded in 1975 and is today the largest manufacturer of enameled magnet wire, rectangular and shaped conductor products in South Africa.
The company utilises modern production facilities and up to date testing equipment to ensure that the quality of the outgoing product remains of the highest standard. The facility has been SABS ISO certified since 1988, and also holds and maintains accredited Health and Safety systems.
Wilec’s products are manufactured using the highest quality conductors and raw materials, and our quality is continually benchmarked against the best of international practice. Our markets in Africa include the automotive, electric motor and transformer manufacture and repair industries.
Bare and Covered Conductor(6)In the bare and covered conductor division both Oxygen-Free and Electrolytic Tough Pitch copper are extruded using Conform technology, or drawn using mills. Aluminium conductor is produced using the same methods. Conductor can be extruded up to 400mm² cross-sectional area, catering for the earthing strap and rod market. The bare conductors can thereafter be covered with paper, mica, Nomex®, Kapton®, Apical® and glass. A state-of-the-art positive pressure cell has been installed to cater for covering of conductor with polyimide film for the rail industry in a dust-free environment. A recent installation of high-speed covering machines ensures that Wilec has the capacity to meet industry demands currently and into the future.
Enamelled Conductor(4)Wilec’s magnet wire facility, producing product under the Transwire brand, was founded in 1975 and is today the leading manufacturer of enameled magnet wire in South Africa. The division produces round and rectangular conductor from 0.2mm to 5mm diameter, using predominantly polyesterimide (PI), armoured polyesterimide (API) and Inverter Grade Class 200 enamel. A combination of enamel and glass is also available under the brand name Armatherm.