Wire Form Applications
Wire forms can be found in many applications and industries because of the diversity of shapes and sizes wire forms can be manufactured into. The most common wire form applications illustrate the versatility of this seemingly simple part.
Lighting fixtures are some of the most common wire form applications. These wire forms are used to hold a light in a fixture, in a ceiling, or wall. Typically, these wire forms require extra packaging.
Box Terminals – Contact Wires
Contact wires are quick and inexpensive applications to run but can come in a wide variety of sizes. Terminals and contact wires will often feature a spiral spring and a leg of wire that can be welded into a base.
If you’ve ever seen an IV bag hanging on a wire stand, then you’ve seen a wire form in action. Wire forms in the shape of handles and medical IV bag hangers are often used in medical settings to hold IV bags. These types of wire forms are often fabricated with heavier gauge wire for long-term durability.
Hinge springs are often used by security companies or other higher-end brands and Division 8 companies. These can be created in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the specifications of the application.
Electrical mounting clips are typically created from tin-plated copper and are bent to hold electrical wires or equipment in place.
Hose clamps are simple wire forms that are used to clamps various sizes of hoses. These wire forms are typically designed for longevity and durability because of the environments they are used in.