Resistance Wire

Argus Heating stock and distribute a large range of resistance wire and ribbon, including Nichrome N80, and Kanthal A1 and D.

Heating elements for industrial furnaces, kilns, and electric heating appliances can also be designed and manufactured. Longer lengths of resistance wire (more than 30m) can be cut and re-reeled to suit your requirements. The selection of Nichrome or Kanthal wires should be based on the particular application. Contact us for assistance with the correct selection.

Features

Nichrome N80:

  • Mechanically stronger than Kanthal A1 or D.
  • High resistivity.
  • Non-magnetic ideal for low temperature applications.
  • Remains ductile after continued use and has better wet corrosion resistance than other
  • wire types.
  • 1200ºC maximum continuous operating temperature.

Kanthal A1:

  • Maintains shape at high temperature.
  • Longer life (2-4 times).
  • Better resistance for sulphur and oxidising atmospheres.
  • Highest resistivity — lightest material for given power.
  • 1400ºC maximum continuous operating temp.

Kanthal D:

  • Maintains shape at high temperature.
  • Long life.
  • Higher resistivity — lighter material for given power.
  • 1300ºC maximum continuous operating temp.

Construction

Nichrome N80:

  • 80% Ni, 20% Cr

Kanthal A1:

  • 22% Cr, 5.8% Al, 72.4% Fe

Kanthal D:

  • 22% Cr 4.8% Al 73.4% Fe

Applications

  • Plastic film cutting
  • Polystyrene cutting
  • Styrofoam cutting
  • Foam cutting
  • Industrial furnaces
  • Electric kilns
  • Pottery kilns
  • Electric heaters
  • Heated hoses
  • Night store heaters
  • Wind turbines
  • Cartridge heaters
Argus Heating stock and distribute a large range of resistance wire and ribbon, including Nichrome N80, and Kanthal A1 and D. Custom heating elements can be manufactured.