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Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

(OP)
I have 30 gauge wire that i need to dispense in 3 inch intervals for soldering, but I can't find anything. Is there a product that I can purchase that does this or a simple means of doing this? All the dispensers I find are for welding.

Thanks!

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

(OP)
Forgot to mention, I did come up with an idea to press the wire between two hard rubber cylinders to dispense. But I'd rather buy something.

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

(OP)
Tried this. Avg min diameter is .8 mm but 30 gauge is .255 mm. So not clever enough for "let me google that for you"

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

I can't strip 30 gage wire without breaking it, so I'm a little leery of this thing being able to handle down to 40 gage, but here it is:

http://www.automaticwirecutter.com/

Personally, I'd ask them to arrange a demo/sale on condition of actually working.



Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

(OP)
Thank you very much! I'll look into it and see if i can get a demo. Much appreciated

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

We built a couple wire choppers using secondhand welding wire feeds.

We cut braze alloy that is 50% silver from about a 0.010th to an inch or so.

We used a secondhand welding wire feed and a wheel with four cutters. We get about 197 cuts per minute with about a 2% accuracy plus or minus.

We like the welding wire feeds because they are very robust, easy to train to use and very precise. We added a timer on top. So the employee can set it and forget it.

Set the speed of feed that you want and the time the number of pieces you want then come back when it shuts down to empty the bucket.

By setting the knife a little bit further back from the anvil we draw the wire so that there is a little bit of a hook on the end which keeps it from rolling.

The one in the picture is not real pretty but it is about 25 years old.

Thomas J. Walz
Carbide Processors, Inc.
www.carbideprocessors.com

Good engineering starts with a Grainger Catalog.

RE: Need to find or design an automatic small gauge wire feed

(OP)
What welding wire feeders can handle that high of gauge?

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