aluminium

aluminium alloy rods

 

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Typical alloying elements are Copper (Cu), Magnesium (Mg), Silicon (Si) and Zinc (Zn), where the content level of each will determine the properties of aluminium alloy produced. Our Aluminium Alloy Rods range from grades 1000 series to 6000 series, which makes them an excellent fit for a wide range of applications, including electrical transmission, enameled wire for motor and transformer, aluminium strip for earthing and lightning protection, rivet, bicycle parts and many more.

As usage is varied and ever-expanding, we are continually exploring technological innovation and advancements for our Aluminium Alloy Rods today and in the future.

A detailed specification of our Aluminium Alloy Rod is as follows:

 

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Designation Tensile
Strength
Conductivity
at 20°C
(Minimum)
Volume Resistivity
at 20°C
(Minimum)
 
MPa %IACS Ohm.mm2/m  
6201 T4 157 - 186 51.50 0.033478
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6201 (S) T4 157 - 186 51.00 0.033806
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6101 T4 157 - 186 52.50 0.032840
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1120 160 - 186 58.84 0.029300
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AL-57 Min. 157 52.50 0.032840
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AL-59 160 - 190 54.00 0.031928
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8176-O 59 - 111 62.00 0.027808
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8176-H14 103 - 152 60.00 0.028735
8030-O 59 - 111 61.50 0.028035
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8030-H14 103 - 152 59.50 0.028976

 

APPLICATION AND ADVANTAGES
Type Application Advantages

Alloy 6201 T4

Widely used in the manufacture of high strength electric conductor wire. Commonly used in AAAC, AL2 and AL4 type of conductors.

Used as bare overhead conductor for primary and secondary distribution.

Strength to Weight Ratio Specific gravity of around 2.70, approximately one third of the weight of steel or copper. Suitable for application that require high strength and low weight.

Alloy 6101 T4

The application for Alloy 6101 is similar to Alloy 6201 as a bare overhead conductor but slightly lower in tensile strength. Commonly used in Aerial Bundle Cable (ABC) and AL3 conductor for a lower resistance.

High Corrosion ResistanceAluminium is active and naturally forms oxidise layer to protect it from corrosion

Alloy 1120

Widely used for transmission and distribution line with a medium strength and slight reduction in the conductivity over standard EC grade aluminium.

Medium Strength and High Conductivity Provide a medium strength of alloy over standard EC grade and better conductivity over traditional alloy such as 6201

Alloy AL-57 and AL-59

A series of Al-Si-Mg alloy that can carry higher current capacity with a medium strength characteristic.

Medium Strength and High Conductivity Unlike alloy 6101 and 6201, this alloy has a higher conductivity with a sacrifice in term of strength. This alloy provides similar mechanical and electrical properties with 1120. However, there are differences in term of processes and also the characteristic for both alloys.

Alloy 8176 and 8030

Widely used in building wire and service cable.

Excellent Strength and Resistance to Corrosion Certain element combination in 8000 series produces excellent strength and high resistance corrosion compare to EC grade 1350. Its composition is then made strong and flexible by annealing after drawing process.