Packaging.

When it comes to ensuring that your wire’s quality is preserved during shipping process, Fort Wayne Metals offers a wide variety of packaging options. We give you the option to specify the spool type you prefer or we can recommend the spool type that we believe would work best for your specific needs.

Due to the fact that some alloys are subject to corrosion, we add desiccant packets to the bags in order to provide additional protection of the wire.

Straightened and cut wire is shipped via PVC tubes or wood crates, depending on the quantity.

Spool Flange1 (mm) Hub1 (mm) Traverse1 (mm) Bore1 (mm) Max Capacity2 Diameter (mm) Spool Composition
22" x 11"

22.00”

(558.8)

14.00”

(355.6)

11.00”

(279.4)

5.00”

(127.0)

500.00 lbs.

(226.796 kg.)

>=0.050”

(>=1.27)

Polystyrene
18" x 10"

18.00”

(457.2)

11.00”

(279.4)

9.60”

(243.84)

5.00”

(127.0)

200.00 lbs.

(90.718 kg.)

>=0.050”

(>= 1.27)

Polystyrene
12" x 6"

12.00”

(304.8)

6.00”

(152.4)

6.00”

(152.4)

1.30”

(33.02)

40.00 lbs

(18.144 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

Lexan/ABS
Weld Wire

11.70”

(297.18)

8.30”

(210.82)

3.62”

(91.948)

2.00”

(50.8)

20.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
8" x 6"

8.00”

(203.2)

4.60”

(116.84)

6.00”

(152.4)

1.20”

(30.48)

20.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
6" x 3.5"

6.00”

(152.4)

3.50”

(88.9)

3.50”

(88.9)

0.62”

(15.748)

10.00 lbs.

(4.536 kg.)

0.004” - 0.0199”

(0.102 – 0.506)

ABS
4.5" x 3"

4.50”

(114.3)

2.50”

(63.5)

3.00”

(76.2)

0.62”

(15.748)

5.00 lbs.

(2.268 kg.)

0.003” - 0.010”

(0.076 – 0.254)

ABS
2.5” x 3”

2.50”

(63.5)

1.70”

(43.18)

3.00”

(76.2)

0.62”

(15.748)

1.00 lbs.

(0.454 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

ABS
DIN 80

3.20”

(81.28)

2.00”

(50.8)

>2.50”

(63.5)

0.63”

(16.002)

1.00 lbs.

(0.454 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

ABS
DIN100

3.90”

(99.06)

2.50”

(63.5)

3.10”

(78.74)

0.63”

(16.002)

3.00 lbs.

(1.361 kg.)

0.003” - 0.005”

(0.076 – 0.127)

ABS
DIN125

>4.90”

(124.46)

3.10”

(78.74)

3.90”

(99.06)

0.63”

(16.002)

5.00 lbs

(2.268 kg.)

0.004” - 0.010”

(0.102- 0.254)

ABS
DIN160

6.30”

(160.02)

3.90”

(99.06)

5.00”

(127.0)

0.87”

(22.098)

10.00 lbs.

(4.536 kg.)

0.010” - 0.020”

(0.254 – 0.508)

ABS
DIN 250

9.80”

(248.92)

6.30”

(160.02)

6.30”

(160.02)

0.87”

(22.098)

20.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
Wardwell Bobbin

2.60”

(66.04)

1.30”

(33.02)

2.80”

(71.12)

1.10”

 (27.94) Spline

0.50 lbs.

(0.227 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

Nylon
Braider Bobbin3

1.56”

(39.624)

1.015”

(25.781)

1.10”

(27.94)

0.41”

(10.414)

0.20 lbs.

(.091 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

ABS
New England #2 Braider Bobbin

1.70”

(43.18)

0.62”

(15.748)

2.50”

(63.5)

0.30”

(7.62)

0.50 lbs.

(0.227 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

Nylon

1Reference spool at the top of the table.

2Actual capacity varies with wire size and alloy type. Please check with your customer service associate for details.
3 Designed for use on Steeger® braiders

 

 

It's in the Geometry

 

The Endura angled flange design avoids wire pileup during spooling, minimizes contact of the wire with the flange during pay-off and removes the potential for flange toe-in. And each spool is carefully manufactured in order to provide smooth surfaces with no snag points. Many Endura spools are designed to simply replace their conventional counterparts, so switching will be quick and easy. If your manufacturing process could benefit from increased machine uptime, contact your Fort Wayne Metals representative and ask them to show you how Endura spools will go the distance for you.

Endura® Spools Flange
(mm)
Hub
(mm)
Traverse
(mm)
Bore
(mm)
Angle Spool
Composition
SP0181 Endura®
Braider Bobbin

1.690
(45.926)

1.020
(25.908)

0.363 – 1.033
(9.220-26.238)

0.415
(10.541)

45° Celcon M-90
SP0206

2.27
(57.66)

1.24
(31.50)

2.09 – 3.25
(53.09-82.55)

0.65
(16.50)

45° PVC
SP0207

5.00
(127.00)

3.50
(88.90)

1.15 – 2.75
(29.21-69.85)

3.00
(76.20)

45° PVC
SP0205

5.00
(127.00)

3.50
(88.90)

2.60 – 4.20
(66.04 – 106.68)

3.00
(76.20)

45° PVC
SP0182 Endura®
SLT® Spool

13.62
(345.95)

11.16
(283.46)

1.02 – 6.55
(25.96- 166.24)

2.00
(50.80)

45° ABS
SP0208

6.00
(152.40)

3.50
(88.90)

1.21- 2.75
(30.73-69.85)

3.00
(76.20)

30° PVC
SP0209

6.00
(152.40)

3.50
(88.90)

2.46 – 4.00
 (62.48-101.60)

3.00
(76.20)

30° PVC

Labeling

An integral part of our packaging process is quality control through spool labeling. Standard information on a spool label include:

  • Alloy type
  • Size
  • Lot number
  • Spool net weight
  • Customer purchase order number
  • Date
  • Spool number
  • Ultimate tensile strength
  • Average break load
  • Percent elongation of the wire

Spool returns and recycling

In an effort to reduce our environmental footprint, we offer a 50% refund of the deposit on all spools returned to us in good condition. (Please note that you will be responsible for freight charges.) A majority of our spools are made using a virgin ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) since this material produces the strongest and most consistent dimensionally spools. We will also accept any broken or bad spools as a part of our recycling program. In this program, we recycle the various spool compositions to the manufacturers in order to reduce the number of recyclable products being taken to landfills. All of our packaging is now manufactured using recycled cardboard and is printed with water-soluble inks.

Please note that no credit will be issued for returned Endura® bobbins.