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Stranded Wires

Choose from automatically processed, double-sided stranded wires in large quantities to manual individual production of larger diameters in small batches.

What is a strand?

A stranded wire, or single wire, is required to create an electrical or optical connection between two potentials or between transmitter and receiver. This single wire consists of a conductive part that is supposed to conduct the electric current. Metallic materials are best suited for this. Copper is used most frequently because copper has the best conductivity. So that the electric current does not flow through other places, it is covered with an insulating material. Plastics or rubber are usually used.

What types of strands are there?

When it comes to stranded wires, a distinction is made between single, fine and stranded individual cores. This ensures flexibility of the line. Single-wire cores are rigid and are ideal if you want to use fixed cable routes. Fine and stranded wires are more flexible and easier to lay the cables.

What are the strand selection procedures?

Another consideration is the amount of current flowing through the conductor. The higher this is, the higher the cross-section of the cable must be. The ambient temperature also plays an important role when selecting the individual wire. The higher the temperature, the higher the cross-section has to be.

What connection techniques are there for stranded wires?

Wires can be fitted with ferrules, for example. In the process, parts of the insulation are removed from the ends of the stranded wire, namely by the part equal to the length of the ferrule. There are special tools for this. The ferrules are then pressed together almost inseparably with a pressing tool. These strands can then be mounted on a terminal or connector. These terminals usually have either screw connections or spring-loaded connections.