Timco Components in the Wire & Cable Industry
Many machined parts are used in the making of wire and cable. Timco supplies steel, ceramic, and phenolic parts to this industry in addition to engineering plastic fabricated parts. Plastic components are lightweight making it easier for small diameter wire to turn idler sheaves without scuffing. Lighter weight plastic sheaves are easier to rotate and do not increase wire tension. Plastics also tend not to damage the wire during manufacturing. Our sheaves are machined to a very smooth groove finish for the lowest friction possible in use. Manufacturers of fiber optic cable, RF (coaxial) wire, aluminum, and copper wire all use nylon or UHMW-PE sheaves custom fabricated by Timco.
Timco is the largest supplier of fabricated non-metallic sheaves in North America. You can rely on our knowledge and experience to help you select the most suitable material for your equipment and help you design your finished component. Timco supplies singlegroove, multi-groove and interlocking sheaves with both flat and round grooves. Timco offers many other high quality wear resistant fabricated parts for the wire and cable industry including guide wheels, rollers, capstans, drawing rings, drawing cones and trunnion rollers for stranding machines.