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Bare and Covered Conductor

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.