Although there are many similarities between coil and box wires, they should be used to fill different needs. Understanding the unique advantages that each offer helps you to make the smart choice for your next project. Below, we want to take the time to go over the main differences between the two wire types.
This type of wire is used in an industrial capacity because it is resilient and can withstand upwards of 75,000 psi. They come package as coil on a cardboard box, and they are commonly used because of their high-tensile strength. Common applications include:
- Storing commodities
- Bail operations
- Transporting recycling
People like box wire because it is both versatile and simple to use. Wires feed from outside the coil, so it is easy to store. Box wires come in different weights and gauges.
The main difference between the two types of coil is that coil wire is shipped on a tubular steel carrier and not on a box. It is easy to stack carriers on top of one another, which makes for easy transport and storage. This wire comes in custom diameters. Common applications of coil wire include:
- Power supply equipment
- Electrical cabling
It is popular because it is cold drawn, uniform, and can be used in secondary processing capabilities.
Both wire types offer different advantages, so make sure you take the time to find out which would be better for your specific applications.