Quality Aluminium Wire, Alloy Wire and Copper Wire Delivered Since 1879
When Percy Hawkins and Son was founded in 1879 things were very different, all the aluminium and alloy wire produced was drawn by hand through machines similar to old spinning wheels, it was very slow, very dirty and very laborious work.
Today things have changed a lot. The mix of machines used to manufacture high quality aluminium and alloy wire today at Percy Hawkins and Son include a mixture of modern, high tech, virtually unique, precision balanced equipment as well as sixty year old cast iron vintage specials that haven’t put a foot wrong since they were first installed.
Some of these machines may be old but they are still the best way to draw certain grades of wire to this very day.
Of course, the highly technical specialist machines are superb and very accurate and there are a whole mixture of other wire drawing machines in between.
To find out more call us now on 01536 523229 or contact us online.
The Real Secret to Drawing Great Aluminium and Alloy Wire
The real secret to drawing good aluminium wire is understanding, and being able to manipulate, the process, understanding metallurgy and having the ability to optimise the machines to perform at their best.
Using the most suitable grades of wire rod to begin with annealing them at the right temperature, drawing them at the correct speeds, and with the right degree of tension, can make all the difference between good wire and first quality wire.
To us, aluminium and alloy wire might seem to be ‘just what we manufacture’, but we never fail to be amazed at where it can end up.
Our alloy wire was used on the space station to generate energy from the earths magnetic field, it holds up hundreds and hundreds of miles of fibre optic communication cables on power pylons all across the country, and heat exchangers in some of the finest cars in the world use our aluminium wire and
It's even used for military applications to name but a few things ... our copper wire was once even used to create a wire dress!
So, whatever you need aluminium or alloy wire for we can help. Even if you're not sure if it'll work yet our Research and Development department can help you to ensure you get the right wire to do the job.
Whatever you need, call us on 01536 523229 or contact us online to discuss how we can help you.