1. cathode input
2. preheating oven
3. melting furnace
4. holding furnace
7. mother rod
8. & 9. dancers
10. rolling mill
The Lacroix + Kress factory Neunburg
is a manufacturer of bare, tinned, nickel-plated and silver-plated multi-wires, strands and ropes. Our product range includes bare and tinned conductors in bunched, concentric, unilay or rope lay constructions with single wire diameters from 0.05 to 0.70 mm (AWG 44 – AWG 21) up to a cross-section of 35 mm². Silver-plated and nickel-plated multi-wires and strands are produced with single wire diameters from 0.05 to 0.50 mm (AWG 44 – AWG 24). Specialties include braiding or shielding wires wound on Wardwell or Spirka spools for direct use in braiding machines. Our products are manufactured according to national and international standards and, of course, according to our customers’ specifications. This means that we can offer conductors ideally suited for a wide variety of applications and cable types.
Lacroix + Kress has considerable production capacities in the Neunburg plant, consisting of breakdown drawing machines, electroplating lines, multi-wire drawing lines, single and double twist bunching machines and tubular stranding machines.
Round copper wires bare, tin-, silver- and nickel-plated
The starting product of our copper wires is an oxygen-free copper rod Cu-OF1 produced in our dip-forming plant or a wire rod Cu-ETP1 according to EN 1977 purchased from international manufacturers.
A dip-formed silver alloy rod CuAg (OF) with a silver content of 0.01 to 0.10 % or CuSn (ETP) with 0.3 % tin can also be used as a starting material for our drawing shops.
In our wire drawing department these different pre-materials are drawn on breakdown machines to diameters between 1.0 and 7.0 mm and on our medium and fine wire drawing machines down to 0.05 mm.
These wires can be plated on our galvanic lines with tin, silver or nickel with different layers.