The Dual Plane P/A Wire Straightener
was originally designed for the rugged conditions of wire mills. The shielded, anti-friction ball bearing have "V" grooves ground into the hardened outer races. All rolls are lubricated for life. A spring loaded feature compensates for wire irregularities. Rolls are adjusted by a thumb screw and locknut. A new cam release feature ensures quick set-up and changeover from one coil to the next. Once set, no further roll adjustment is necessary for coil changes of the same wire size. As the wire is drawn through the P/A Wire Straightener, each plane of "V" groove rolls removes the natural curve of the coil, neutralizing the tendency to kink, twist, whip, or distort. The first plane of rolls must do more work, which requires a fewer number of rolls on the second plane. This reduces the amount of pulling power required. Models are available in either left-to-right, or right-to-left direction. Special shaped rolls are optional.