The Past, The Present & The Future

KATO Tangless® CoilThread® was the next step for Advanex. These products were originally developed in Japan in very low volumes at a slow speed. Advanex Europe has developed this process over the course of the last 25 years to make it what it is today, manufacturing CoilThread using machinery, which has been designed, built and installed in-house. All components within this product range are still manufactured under the original KATO brand, synonymous as a leading brand within industry, but manufactured within Advanex factory walls.

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The Legend Lives On

The ZO 26 is the advanced version of the globally successful WAFIOS ZO machines for the series production of extension springs with different loop shapes of up to 1.6 mm wire diameter. The machine concept has been completely redesigned based on decades of experience. It stands for maximum reliability and highest outputs in the production of extension springs while ensuring 100% quality control.

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Metal Wire Selection Guide

The specific type of metal wire that you choose for your projects can significantly impact the viability of your product. Different compositions offer varying levels of strength, toughness, magnetism and corrosion resistance that all need to be weighed based on the factors of the intended product application. It’s critical to select a wire material that will offer the best functionality and the most optimal service life.

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Investment Plans Raise the Bar

Alloy Wire International (AWI) is currently planning a US$150,000 investment drive that will see the company upgrade its ability to produce wire in straight lengths and bars.
The company, which now exports to over 60 countries worldwide, has seen demand for straight lengths of its round and profile nickel alloy wire grow consistently over the last three years, and is expecting an increase in volumes with aerospace and fastening sectors beginning to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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