Stranding die options

Several stranding die materials may be available depending on your bunching, stranding or compacting needs. The table below can be used to see which materials are available and the relative durability and price may help you determine the best material to use for your application. Please discuss your bunching, stranding, and compacting needs with an Esteves expert to make sure you use the best and most cost-effective stranding die.

 

DC Split TC TC PCD SSCD ND
Size range availability (1)
Min.
.3937” [10.0 mm]
Min.
.020” [0.5 mm]
Min.
.005” [0.127 mm]
Min.
.00157” [0.040 mm]
Min.
.00027” [0.007 mm]
Min.
.00027” [0.007 mm]
Max.
3.031” [77.0 mm]
Max.
n/a
Max.
n/a
Max.
1.378” [35.0 mm]
Max.
.0840” [2.150 mm]
Max.
.0787” [2.0 mm]
Approx. relative durability (2)
Non-ferrous
50 - ?x
Non-ferrous
1x
Non-ferrous
1x
Non-ferrous
50 - 500x
Non-ferrous
17 - 33x
Non-ferrous
17 - 33x
Ferrous
8 - ?x
Ferrous
1x
Ferrous
1x
Ferrous
8 - 70x
Ferrous
4 - 9x
Ferrous
4 - 9x
Approx. relative price (3)
.0181” [0.460 mm]
-
.0181” [0.460 mm]
19x
.0181” [0.460 mm]
1x
.0181” [0.460 mm]
3 - 8x
.0181” [0.460 mm]
3x
.0181” [0.460 mm]
5x
.0394” [1.001 mm]
-
.0394” [1.001 mm]
19x
.0394” [1.001 mm]
1x
.0394” [1.001 mm]
7 - 8x
.0394” [1.001 mm]
15x
.0394” [1.001 mm]
15x
.3937” [10 mm]
13x
.3937” [10 mm]
4x
.3937” [10 mm]
1x
.3937” [10 mm]
20 - 26x
.3937” [10 mm]
-
.3937” [10 mm]
-
  1. The size range is for indication only. The maximum and minimum size depends on the required drawing die profile. Esteves Group’s Drawing Die Wizard software can be used to check if a certain blank can be used, or ask Esteves Group for guidance.
  2.  Relative durability is a comparison to tungsten carbide dies. The durability is for indication only and can differ depending on the drawn wire type, wire condition, lubricant used, and wire drawing conditions.
  3. Relative price is a comparison to tungsten carbide dies. The relative price is for indication only and can differ depending on the tolerance, die geometry, casing size and any other requirements.
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