Schmidt machines are known for their excellent quality and durability. The sturdy machine housings are also able to support additional attachments without any problems. As an example, here is a special application of the ultra-fine drawing machine E10, with which wire in the diameter range from 10µm to 50µm can be drawn and then formed into a flat strip in an integrated rolling mill.
For this purpose, a mill from Roder Engineering in Switzerland was mounted on the drawing machine and combined with an ultra-fine spooler from the SM36 series. The manufacturing process can be done in three ways:
- Wire drawing only and spooling onto cylindrical or biconical spools
- wire drawing with downstream inline rolling and spooling of the flat wire onto cylindrical spools
- only wire pay-off from the drawing machine for flat wire rolling and rewinding
The spooler for the flat wire after the roller is a traversing spool type, and the controoled spooling tension can be adjusted in the range of 3 to 30 cN. This highly sensitive spooler operates without dancers, to reduce the number of deflection wheels. The entire system offers extremely flexible use for a wide range of wire and flat strip variations.