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Understanding Wire Tensile Strength

May 2, 2019 | Vulcan, Inc.

As our name would suggest, we sell a lot of wire here at Vulcan Wire. When you browse our site, you are sure to find plenty of great wire options, and you shouldn’t have any trouble locating a product that will work for your needs.

Of course, to know whether or not a given wire will work for your needs, you’ll need to know if the wire can hold up to the work it needs to perform. One of the specs you will want to consider is tensile strength. In this post, we’d like to quickly help you understand the concept of wire tensile strength and why it is important to your business.

What is Tensile Strength?

The concept at play here is pretty simple, even if you have never taken an engineering class in your life. Basically, tensile strength refers to how much force a wire can withstand before it breaks. A wire with low tensile strength will break under a lesser load than a wire with high tensile strength.

Immediately, you can understand why this is important. After all, if you are using wire for something like baling a load, you need to know that the wire can hold up to the pressure it will be facing. If you use a wire with a tensile strength that is lower than what you’ll be expecting it to handle, trouble is sure to follow. On the other hand, buying wire with extremely high tensile strength when you won’t be asking that wire to handle much of a load could mean that you are spending too much. Ideally, you’ll be able to pick out a wire that is a perfect fit for the job at hand, so it can perform properly without wasting your resources.

Crucial in Baling

The concept of wire tensile strength is important in a variety of applications, but it is particularly important when talking about baling. The act of baling, by definition, involves bringing a load together so it can either be held in place or transported. The wire you use to do the baling is going to be under pressure for as long as it remains around the bale. If a wire snaps because it does not have a great enough tensile strength to do the work, you may experience loss and even put employees at risk.

To make sure you are picking the right wire for your needs, one of the best things you can do is simply contact our team for assistance. We have plenty of experience in this field and will be happy to offer guidance so you can come away with the perfect wire for the application in question.

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