Packaging.

When it comes to ensuring that your wire’s quality is preserved during shipping process, Fort Wayne Metals offers a wide variety of packaging options. We give you the option to specify the spool type you prefer or we can recommend the spool type that we believe would work best for your specific needs.

Due to the fact that some alloys are subject to corrosion, we add desiccant packets to the bags in order to provide additional protection of the wire.

Straightened and cut wire is shipped via PVC tubes or wood crates, depending on the quantity.

Spool Flange1 (mm) Hub1 (mm) Traverse1 (mm) Bore1 (mm) Max Capacity2 Diameter (mm) Spool Composition
24" x 6"

24”

(609.6)

14”

(355.6)

6.02”

(152.9)

1.53”

(38.86)

-

-

-

-

Reprocessed Styrene
22" x 11"

22.00”

(558.8)

14.00”

(355.6)

11.00”

(279.4)

5.010”

(127.25)

500.00 lbs.

(226.796 kg.)

>=0.050”

(>=1.27)

Polystyrene
18" x 10"

18.00”

(457.2)

11.00”

(279.4)

9.60”

(243.84)

5.00”

(127.0)

200.00 lbs.

(90.718 kg.)

>=0.050”

(>= 1.27)

Polystyrene
12" x 6"

12.00”

(304.8)

6.00”

(152.4)

6.00”

(152.4)

1.29”

(32.66)

40.00 lbs

(18.144 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

Lexan/ABS
8" x 6"

8.00”

(203.2)

4.625”

(117.48)

5.995”

(152.27)

1.225”

(31.877)

30.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
6" x 3.5"

6.00”

(152.4)

3.50”

(88.9)

3.50”

(88.9)

0.635”

(16.13)

10.00 lbs.

(4.536 kg.)

0.004” - 0.0199”

(0.102 – 0.506)

ABS
4.5" x 3"

4.50”

(114.3)

2.50”

(63.5)

3.00”

(76.2)

0.630”

(16.002)

5.00 lbs.

(2.268 kg.)

0.003” - 0.010”

(0.076 – 0.254)

ABS
2.5” x 3”

2.50”

(63.5)

1.76”

(44.704)

3.00”

(76.2)

0.630”

(16.002)

1.00 lbs.

(0.454 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

ABS
DIN 80

3.15”

(80)

1.97”

(50)

>2.52”

(64)

0.6299”

(16)

1.00 lbs.

(0.454 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

ABS
DIN100

3.94”

(100)

2.48”

(63)

3.15”

(80)

0.6299”

(16)

3.00 lbs.

(1.361 kg.)

0.003” - 0.005”

(0.076 – 0.127)

ABS
DIN125

>4.92”

(125)

3.15”

(80)

3.94”

(100)

0.6299”

(16)

5.00 lbs

(2.268 kg.)

0.004” - 0.010”

(0.102- 0.254)

ABS
DIN160

6.299”

(160)

3.94”

(100)

5.039”

(128)

0.866”

(22)

10.00 lbs.

(4.536 kg.)

0.010” - 0.020”

(0.254 – 0.508)

ABS
DIN 250

9.886”

(251.1)

5.299”

(134.59)

5.299”

(134.59)

0.866”

(21.3)

20.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
HK 76/45

2.50”

(63.5)

1.748”

(44.4)

2.36”

(60)

0.6299”

(16)

1 lb

-

<=.003"

-

ABS
HKV 125

4.92”

(125)

2.795”

(71)

2.559”

(65)

0.6299”

(16)

3.5 lbs

-

<=.003"

-

ABS
Wardwell Bobbin

2.594”

(65.89)

1.375”

(34.93)

3.246”

(82.45)

.654”

 (16.61) Spline

0.50 lbs.

(0.227 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

Nylon
New England #2 Braider Bobbin

1.8125”

(46)

0.625”

(15.9)

2.50”

(63.5)

0.328”

(8.33)

0.50 lbs.

(0.227 kg.)

<=0.003”

(<=0.076)

Nylon
Weld Wire Premium

11.80”

(299.72)

8.198”

(208.23)

3.50”

(88.9)

2.045”

(51.94)

20.00 lbs.

(9.072 kg.)

>0.012”

(>0.305)

ABS
Large Hub Braider Bobbin

1.57”

(39.88)

1.181”

(29.997)

1.024”

(26.01)

0.415”

(10.541)

0.12 lb max

-

<=.003

-

Celcon M-90
Medium Hub Braider Bobbin

1.69”

(42.93)

1.024”

(26.01)

1.024”

(26.01)

0.415”

(10.541)

0.25 lb max

-

<=.003

-

Celcon M-90

1Reference spool at the top of the table.

2Actual capacity varies with wire size and alloy type. Please check with your customer service associate for details.
3 Designed for use on Steeger® braiders

 

 

It's in the Geometry

 

The Endura angled flange design avoids wire pileup during spooling, minimizes contact of the wire with the flange during pay-off and removes the potential for flange toe-in. And each spool is carefully manufactured in order to provide smooth surfaces with no snag points. Many Endura spools are designed to simply replace their conventional counterparts, so switching will be quick and easy. If your manufacturing process could benefit from increased machine uptime, contact your Fort Wayne Metals representative and ask them to show you how Endura spools will go the distance for you.

Endura® Spools Flange
(mm)
Hub
(mm)
Traverse
(mm)
Bore
(mm)
Angle Spool
Composition
Endura®
Braider Bobbin

1.690
(42.93)

1.024
(26.01)

0.363 – 1.033
(9.220-26.238)

0.415
(10.541)

45° Celcon M-90
Endura®
SLT® Spool

13.62
(345.95)

11.16
(283.5)

1.022 – 6.55
(25.96- 166.24)

2.00
(50.80)

45° ABS

Labeling

An integral part of our packaging process is quality control through spool labeling. Standard information on a spool label include:

  • Alloy type
  • Size
  • Lot number
  • Spool net weight
  • Customer purchase order number
  • Date
  • Spool number
  • Ultimate tensile strength
  • Average break load
  • Percent elongation of the wire

Spool returns and recycling

In an effort to reduce our environmental footprint, Fort Wayne Metals offers a 50% refund of the deposit on our spools returned to us in good condition. (Please note that you will be responsible for freight charges.)

To qualify for this refund, a spool is considered “in good condition” when it meets the following specifications:

  • Is free of wire scrap or other material debris.
  • Has not been altered, including drilling new holes.
  • Is not damaged beyond normal or reasonable wear.

While spool deposit refunds are not issued for returned Endura® bobbins, broken or damaged spools, and select spools due to their size or nature of use, Fort Wayne Metals will accept them as part of our Sustainability Initiative for recycling. We recycle the various spool compositions through manufacturers and other responsible vendors in order to reduce the volume of recyclable products being taken to landfills.

Please ship your spools directly to the Fort Wayne Metals Recycle Center. This will help minimize the environmental impact of sending products between facilities.

Fort Wayne Metals Recycle Center
3618 West Ferguson Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809

Fort Wayne Metals encourages our customers to take advantage of the spool return program. If your organization would prefer to recycle within your community, you are welcome to contact the Fort Wayne Metals Environmental Team for assistance locating resources in your region. To contact the Environmental Team, or to find out more about Fort Wayne Metals Recycling Program and Sustainability Initiatives, please visit the Corporate Responsibility page.