Types of braiding patterns
Full Load Pattern:
One single wire under two, then over two wires. These wires rotate in opposite directions. Note, a braid machine operating in this configuration runs at 100% carrier capacity. Most proficient braid linear throughput.
Two wires side by side alternately pass under two wires, then over two wires. These wires rotate in opposite directions. Note, a braid machine operating in this configuration runs at full carrier capacity. Wires side by side tend to bind up against each other when taking off the core, thus increasing braid thickness.
Half Load Pattern
One single wire alternately passes under, then over another single wire. These wires rotate in opposite directions. Note, a braid machine operating in this configuration runs at 50% capacity. This pattern is easiest to remove from core without increasing braid thickness. Best distance between picks for extruding adhesion. Most recommended pattern to use
An additional wire is braided next to a single braided wire. Up to eight wires can be chased.
Note: this configuration can only be used with a 50% capacity pattern (i.e. One Over One Pattern).
A single wire routed straight within the braid pattern. A Tri-Axe wire is not braided . Tri-Ax wires can be used up to half the capacity of a full load.
Wires wound in sequence the same direction to create a coil. Multiple wires can simultaneously be wound together. Lay direction and be clockwise or counter clockwiese. cannot “Shoulder to Shoulder” the coil.
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*Each pattern provides specific mechanical properties to the braid and device.