Stitching Wire's Quality of Finish

Quality of Finish:

An ideal wire is chrome-like in appearance with special friction reducing additives to resist peeling and flaking while providing a superior workability in all bending and forming applications.

Importance of having the proper Tensile in your Stitching Wire

Tensile is defined as the uniaxial tension until failure measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). The higher the failure point the stiffer the wire, this is measured on tensile testing machine. High quality stitching wire has a tensile range of 135,000 to 165,000 PSI. A tensile above 165,000 PSI will wear out parts in your stitching head prematurely, causing maintenance costs and down time. High tensile wire can also wear out the knives in a trimmer section prematurely. The increased hardness of the stitching wire will nick a trimmer section’s knives more severely when struck during saddle stitcher jams. A tensile below 135,000 PSI will cause the stitching wire to be soft and not properly form a proper stitch.
High tensile stitching wires are available in the industry, but the cost benefits of using a high tensile wire with a thinner diameter on thicker applications is outweighed by the cost of premature wear on stitching heads and trimmer section knives.  

Stitching Wire Cast and Camber (Helix)

Commercially produced, stitching wire is not straight. Each spool size has a desired curvature of the wire. The radial or circular curvature is known as “Cast.” Cast is measured as the diameter of a free turn of wire. The axial component is referred to as “Camber.” Camber is measured at the offset in the ends of one turn of freely hanging wire. The larger the cast and the smaller the camber are characteristics of a high quality wire. This allows the wire to go into the stitching head smoother, producing less drag, and will provide fewer dropped stitches. The stitching head will work more efficiently with less energy and maintenance.

WCJ Pilgrim Wire - Spiral Binding Wire - Mechanical Binding

WCJ Pilgrim Wire has a large selection of Spiral Binding Wire. We stock sizes from .027" (.685 mm) all the way to .080" (2.03 mm). Mechanically binding is a great way to make your book, advertisement, handout, pop in front of you client or customer. Please contact WCJ Pilgrim Wire for a free Spiral Wire Pantone Book. Call us today at 414.291.9566 or contact us on our website at this link WCJ Pilgrim Wire Website.

We look forward to helping you.

WCJ Pilgrim Wire is in Dusseldorf Germany at the Drupa Trade Show, Hall 13 Booth D70.  We offer the highest quality stitching wire products in the world.
Buy a stitching machine at Drupa and WCJ Pilgrim Wire will give you 2 rolls of wire at no charge, come and stop by our booth.

Drupa - Stitching Wire

Drupa - Messe Dusseldorf

WCJ Pilgrim Wire will be in Hall 13 Booth 70

WCJ Pilgrim Wire will be showing our high quality stitching wire on a world stage at this years Drupa show in Dusseldorf German. We look forward to seeing everyone and introducing our newest wire division "WCJ Worldwide".