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    Untwisting cable - GIF

    Untwisting cable.



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    OK, great. But why?

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    maybe they're going to wire into high tensile welding rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    maybe they're going to wire into high tensile welding rods?
    Cool mechanical solution, making ~60 odd feet [6 or 7 strands] in 30 seconds. Note operator end is bound together with twisted wire, bailing wire style. Talk about spur of the moment creativity!

    Ok, but where on this earth is a place with facilities to build such a machine that hasn't welding rod? They'll salvage high grade wire, how will they generate suitable coating? Not to mention wire is probably contaminated with grease. Even lowly 6013 is plenty strong applied properly, to a well designed weldment.
    So, I'll re-ask what neilbourjaily inquires; "But why?"
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    More than likely this process is for salvage and recycling or they have a need for the single strand of twisted wires to make something else.
    if for recycling I can only think he may be doing this because some wire ropes have a fiber core. this would be 1 way to remove that.
    If for some other use like maybe the weaving or repair of nets to to make a mesh screen.
    I'm afraid without more information we may never know,
    One thought I had was for making cable grabs similar to this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    One thought I had was for making cable grabs similar to this one
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    In less than 100% effort, I tried to conjure uses for steel wire that might be #12 or #14 equivalent. Netting didn't occur. I couldn't get around they may lack a rail of straightening wheels, the helical shape won't render making things easier. But again, I haven't a well developed sense of 'shade tree make-do'.
    Or six suitable lengths of tubing...
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    I have always been disgusted with the waste in our modern society. So I apploude anyone who recycles . Also the methods that I have seen at 3rd world countries just impresses the heck out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbshop View Post
    I have always been disgusted with the waste in our modern society. So I apploude anyone who recycles . Also the methods that I have seen at 3rd world countries just impresses the heck out of me.
    Yes much better than the so called recycle practices in most 1st world societies.
    Re-purposing existing materials or parts there of without the need to grind it up into raw materials makes far more sense to me



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