WICONNEC - copper alloys for machined connectors
Under the brand WICONNEC Wieland offers different copper alloys in the form of rods and wires which are particularly suitable for the production of female and male connectors.
Besides low-cost brass, the materials portfolio includes specially developed copper alloys for sophisticated applications in the manufacture of machined connectors.
Depending on the technical requirement, materials with high electrical conductivity or high mechanical strength as well as a combination of these properties are used.
Apart from solid solution hardening alloys, the alloy spectrum is rounded off by two precipitation hardening materials.
Sections are semi-finished products from which functional parts are manufactured – in the majority of cases at very low processing costs.
With sections it is possible to reduce production costs, and consequently, total costs.
Due to their excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, copper sections are mainly used in the electrical industry and in cooling systems.
Technical solutions achieved through the use of copper sections are becoming increasingly important for cost-efficient production. Ideally, it is sufficient to simply cut the section to length to produce the desired finished part.
Lead is no longer necessary – with ECOSLIDE from Wieland. On the one hand, advanced machining technologies make it possible to dispense with lead as a chip breaker. On the other hand, ECOSLIDE is not only lead-free but also offers further improvements – ready to meet the requirements of the latest revision of the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive that became effective on 2016.
W5000 – Straight to success
We have installed a state of the art brass rod manufacturing plant for high-precision machining. All operations starting with the extruded pre-material coil to the finished precision brass rod W5000 are fully automated for most of the diameters. Our production parameters are tighter in almost all aspects than stipulated in EN 12164.