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:
|Silicon||Max.||0.50 - 0.90||0.30 - 0.70||0.10|
|Copper||Max.||0.10||0.10||0.05 - 0.35|
|Magnesium||Max.||0.60 - 0.90||0.35 - 0.80||0.20|
|Vanadium & Titanium. total||Max.||-||-||0.02|
|Other Elements, each||Max.||0.03||0.03||0.03|
|Other Elements, total||Max.||0.10||0.10||0.10|
|mechanical and electrical properties|
|6201||157 - 186||51.00||0.033808|
|6101||157 - 186||51.00||0.033156|
|1120||162 - 186||58.84||0.029300|
|application and advantages|
Widely used in the manufacture of high strength electric conductor wire.
Used as bare overhead conductor for primary and secondary distribution.
Strength to Weight RatioSpecific 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.
High Corrosion ResistanceAluminium is active and naturally forms oxidise layer to protect it from corrosion
The application for Alloy 6101 is similar to Alloy 6201 as a bare overhead conductor but slightly lower in tensile strength