Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Copper wire production is a beautiful and loud process. We are going to trace it from the start to the finish in the shops of the “Russian copper company”.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

First of all they bring copper scrap to the factory.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

There may be different kinds of scrap, everything that contains copper can be made use of.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Then the scrap is heated to make a “soup” of molten copper. Practically all casings burn off.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

To reach a high temperature, they inject oxygen under pressure by means of a special “syringe”.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The temperature is getting higher and the “soup” starts boiling.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The copper is boiled in a “cannon” like tha.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Extraction systems are activated and the whole mechanism starts rotating.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The process of separation.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

When the copper scrap is separated into fractions, the part containing copper is used for further remelting.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Being close is hard, it’s very hot there.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The “pot” is already on the stove.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

This copper still contains many impurities.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Molten metal is poured into molds.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Hot!

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The camera taking these pictures was damaged right here.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Copper alloy is rotating and cooling down.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

One of the shops.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Frozen molds are moved by a manipulator into the water bath for further cooling.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

When the mold is close to the water, the water starts boiling.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

After all of these operations, they get workpieces like these – as you can see they still have impurities.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The workpieces are turned into blocks which are then transported to the shop where the huge electrolysis baths are.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Electrode loading is automatic.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The electrolysis process.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

After unloading, the baths are cleared of sediment that has settled on the bottom, from which they subsequently extract gold, silver, selenium, and tellurium.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Unloading of cassettes.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

After the baths the pure copper plates are sorted and briquetted.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Ready materials.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Another shop is used for melting copper, it is required to make wire.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The process is very beautiful.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

The workpiece has to be shaped.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

All protruding parts are cut off.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Then they are cooled down to the necessary temperature…

Making Copper Wire In Russia

… to be heated again and stretched to the required diameter.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Ready products.

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

Making Copper Wire In Russia

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