Development of Galvanized Steel Wire
In 2015, Conex Cable, LLC completed a $3,500,000 expansion to our manufacturing facility in DeKalb, Illinois. The expansion included the installation of a continuous process for the production of Galvanized Steel Wire. This modern facility utilizes the latest technology, to include the manufacture of both Class A Galvanized (zinc-coated steel) and our brand CONZINAL (CONex ZINc ALuminum), 95% zinc, 5% aluminum plus Mischmetal.
Galvanized Steel is used for the following applications: guy and messenger wires, overhead ground/shield wires on electrical transmission and distribution lines, as a core wire for ACSR conductors, and formed wire applications.
CONZINAL 95% Zinc + 5% Aluminum – Mischmetal Alloy is available per ASTM Standards: A855/A855M for use as guys and messengers, A925 for use as overhead ground/shield wire, and B802/B802M, B803/B803M, B958/B958M for use as core wires in ACSR conductors.
GALVANIZED STEEL STRAND – CLASS A is available per ASTM Standards: A363 (Zinc Coated Steel Overhead Ground Wire) for use as overhead ground/shield wire, A475 (Zinc Coated Steel Wire Strand) for use as guys and messengers, or B498 (Zinc Coated Steel Core Wire) for use in ACSR Conductors.
Conex Cable is now galvanizing, drawing, and stranding our Class A Galvanized and CONZINAL 100% in-house. We manufacture and stock a large variety of sizes and strengths, from utility grade to extra-high strength, for quick delivery. We offer our coated steel wires in 3-wire, 7-wire, and 19-wire constructions. Packaging is available in 250’ or 500’ hand coils, and reels up to 20,000’ lengths. Colored end-wrapping is used for grade identification.