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Alpha-Core Offers Expanded Flat Magnet Wire Program

Alpha-Core Inc. (Bridgeport, Conn.) extends its Flat Magnet Wire range to include wire sizes from 30 AWG to 9 AWG (0.25 mm to 3.0 mm). 8/12/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Alpha-Core Inc. (Bridgeport, Conn.) extends its Flat Magnet Wirerange to include wire sizes from 30 AWG to 9 AWG (0.25 mm to 3.0mm).

The Flat Magnet Wire program comes in five standard ratios ofthickness to width: 1:2, 1:2.5, 1:3, 1:3.5 and 1:4. All sizes areavailable on two spool sizes, 10-pound spools that measure 6x4 inchesheight or 20-pound spools that measure 6x8 inches; 20AWG and heavierwire gauges are also supplied on 80-pound spools with dimensions 12x8inches.

Along with extending the range of wire sizes, the new FLEX SYSTEMallows customers to select the required cross sectional area in squaremm or square mils, or in terms of wire resistance—ohms/1,000 feetor ohms/kilometer—plus the desired target width or thickness. TheFLEX SYSTEM is offered at no additional cost.

The wire is produced from standard round pre-insulated magnet wirethat is flattened using special equipment developed in-house withpatents pending for the process. The process involves a single-stepdeformation of the round wire between mirror polished work surfaces.Because of only negligible stretching of the wire, the cross-sectionalarea is the same before and after the process. Therefore, theinsulation is stressed only in one direction, and the resistance andwire gauge remain largely unchanged. Two types of insulation of thewire are available from stock.

For more information, visit www.alphacore.com.

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