Wire Charger

Feed wires and slugs of fluxing material into extrusion presses.

What does a Wire Charger do?

Feeds wire and slugs of fluxing material into extrusion press that coats welding electrodes: Selects wire cores of specified size, places box of cores on tilter, and pulls lever to dump cores in wire feeder hopper, or selects spool of specified size wire and places spool on mandrel for threading through extrusion machine. Removes crustations or trims slugs to size of extrusion machine cylinder, using knife. Places slugs into feeding chamber of machine. Assists other workers to clear machine of jammed rods. Records production data.