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Controlling Wire Temperature With ZUMBACH’s New WST Preheater

The TEMPMASTER WST 2006FV offers an interface to connect easily to external wire temperature measuring systems for closed loop temperature control.

ZUMBACH has launched the latest WST model, the TEMPMASTER WST 2006FV Series Line Frequency Wire Pre-heater. It may be mentioned that the wire industry has been using pre-heaters since 1950.

The newly launched pre-heater is sophisticated and durable. It combines proven principles with modern technology and can generate products with a remarkable price/performance ratio, justifying the customer’s investment.

Better product quality, improved productivity and faster line speeds are just some of the remarkable benefits ZUMBACH WST pre-heater offers for wire extrusion lines. The microprocessor-controlled production tool heats the conductor precisely to the desired temperature level, quickly and efficiently. This pre-heater takes wire preheating to the next level by measuring the ambient temperature and tracking the line speed to accurately preheat the wire to the desired temperature, even during ramping. Product recipes provide customizable material settings to ensure that the pre-heater operates with the correct parameters and optimized power setting: Just set the desired temperature, target line speed, and conductor material, and the pre-heater does the rest. The closed-loop circuit monitors the actual loop voltage to calculate and display the predicted wire temperature. The variable frequency power section optimizes inductor performance and allows for a compact solution ideal for ranges small in size and compact extrusion lines. The microprocessor continuously monitors performance and alerts the operator if the preheat temperature cannot be met. A modular design allows the VISU touch display and operator station to be placed remotely at a convenient location.

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