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Low Carbon Cable Armouring Wire

Armouring Wire

 

Armouring Wire is a soft, heavily Zinc coated wire used in the power, terrestrial and marine communications industry for binding electrical cables which are used in places where the cable maybe subjected to crushing or other injury. 


Low carbon armouring wires are produced to meet the requirements of Australian Standard
 AS 3863 "Galvanised Mild Steel for Armouring Cables"; BS EN 10244 etc. High carbon armouring wires can be produced to customer requirements on request. 

Armouring wire is available in diameters ranging from 0.9mm to 8.0mm and is available in either coils or stems.

Armouring Wire Specifications

Diameter Tolerances
 

Nominal Wire Diameter

Tolerance (mm)

over 0.80mm up to and incl. 1.60mm

over 1.60mm up to and incl. 2.50mm

over 2.50mm up to and incl. 4.00mm

over 4.00mm up to and incl. 5.00mm

over 5.00mm up to and incl. 8.00mm

+/-0.03

+/-0.03

+/-0.03

+/-0.04

+/-0.04


Galvanised Coating Weight - AS3863; EN 10244

Wire Diameter

Minimum Ctg Mass (g/m2)

0.90mm

1.25mm

1.60mm

2.00mm

2.50mm

3.15mm

4.00mm

5.0mm

6.0mm

8.0mm

150

200

230

240

260

275

290

320

350

430


Tensile Strength (MPa)

The tensile strength is defined as the maximum load achieved in a tensile test divided by the cross sectional area of the wire test piece. The tensile strength range for Armouring Wire is 340 to 500 MPa.

Steel Chemistry

The table below is indicative of steel chemistries used for low carbon Armouring Wire.

Element

%

Carbon

Phosphorus

Manganese

Silicon

Sulphur

0.05 max

0.03 max

0.50 max

0.12/0.18

0.30 max

 

 

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