Nichrome 60 Flat Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality nichrome 60 flat wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our top quality woven mesh products. Our brilliant staff are experts in producing our spools of flat wire on our 6 rapid action winding machines. All spools are produced to carry a little extra length to make up for any waste when handling the product.
The Nichrome 60 Flat Wire, specifically the 22 AWG Ni60 (NiCr60/15) variant, is a highly versatile and efficient material widely used in various applications due to its unique properties. A flat wire measuring 0.81mm x 0.4mm, made from Nichrome 60 alloy, is known for its excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation, making it an ideal choice for environments where these factors are present. The primary advantage of this material is its high electrical resistance and ability to withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for applications such as heating elements in small appliances, industrial furnaces, and laboratory equipment.
Since this wire has a flat profile, there is more surface area contact, making it more effective in heating applications since it offers a more uniform heat distribution compared to round wire. Nichrome 60 Flat Wire is renowned for its durability and longevity, which reduces the need for regular replacements and thereby reduces long-term costs.
Specification of Wire:
- Diameter – 0.81mm x 0.4mm (22AWG)
- Ohms/m – 3.46
We also offer the Ni60 grade as flat wire too if required.
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting.
- Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate.
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- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
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FAQs About This Wire
How Long Does Nichrome 60 Flat Wire Typically Last?
The lifespan of Nichrome 60 Flat Wire, particularly the 22 AWG variant, depends greatly on the environment, temperature, and application in which it is used. Generally, Nichrome 60 is known for its durability and resistance to high temperatures and oxidation, which contributes to its longer lifespan than many other materials.
When the wire is exposed to controlled and moderate temperatures, as it is in small appliances or laboratory equipment, it can last several years. Corrosion resistance and the ability to withstand repeated heating and cooling cycles enhance its longevity.
Thermal cycling and harsher environments may shorten life expectancy in more demanding applications such as industrial furnaces and high-temperature automotive applications. However, even in these scenarios, Nichrome 60’s robust properties allow it to last for quite some time.
Wire lifespan can also be significantly extended with proper installation and maintenance. The wire’s integrity can be maintained over time by avoiding mechanical stress, ensuring stable electrical connections, and protecting it from moisture or corrosive chemicals.
Can Nichrome 60 Flat Wire Be Used In Laboratory Equipment?
- High Temperature Resistance: Nichrome 60 is capable of withstanding high temperatures, which is essential for laboratory equipment that operates under elevated thermal conditions.
- Electrical Resistance: This wire has a high electrical resistance, making it ideal for use in heating elements within laboratory devices such as hot plates, furnaces, and incubators.
- Durability and Longevity: Due to its resistance to oxidation and corrosion, Nichrome 60 Flat Wire maintains its integrity over time, even with frequent use, which is common in laboratory settings.
- Uniform Heating: The flat profile of this wire allows for more surface area contact, providing uniform heating, crucial for laboratory experiments requiring precise temperature control.
- Chemical Resistance: Its resistance to various chemicals ensures that it remains functional and safe in environments where it might be exposed to corrosive substances.
- Versatility: The wire can be used in a variety of laboratory applications, from heating elements to components in experimental setups requiring controlled electrical resistance.
The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, fecral, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.
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