Omega resistance Wire is a well established manufacturer and stockist of high quality resistance wire, resistance tape, resistance ribbon, resistance strip and resistance strand.

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What is resistance wire?

What is resistance wire?

Resistance wire is a high resistance electrical wire which resists the flow of electricity, and converts the electrical energy into heat.

What are the applications?

What are the applications?

Resistance wire is used for heating elements, resistors, heat sealing, hot wire cutting and numerous industrial applications.

Why buy Omega?

Why buy Omega?

Our products are produced to the highest standards, and we export worldwide to some of the world's most reputable companies.

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We have spent over 70 years building an enviable reputation, which has provided us with the experience needed to solve your problems.

What is resistance wire?

Resistance wire resists the flow of electricity, and converts the electrical energy into heat. The primary function of this wire is as a heating element, and it comes in various forms which include resistance tape, resistance ribbon or resistance strand.

It is important that the resistance wires can maintain performance at very high temperatures and are resistant to corrosion. The wires that can withstand the highest temperatures are nickel alloys – nickel chrome, nickel chromium 80/20, nichrome 60/16. Resistance wires for less demanding temperatures are copper nickel and cupro-nickel, nickel iron and iron chrome aluminium.

What are the applications?

Resistance wires are manufactured from nickel alloys which have specialist properties such as electrical resistance, oxidation resistance, strength and corrosion resistance – all at elevated temperatures.

Resistance wire is thus used primarily in resistance heating elements, hot wire cutting, heat sealing, resistors and springs and fasteners for high technology industries. It is also used extensively as a glass sealing element.

Why buy Omega?

Omega Resistance Wire produces resistance wire, resistance tape, resistance ribbon, resistance strip and resistance strand to the highest international standards. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, plus the aerospace standards AS9100 and AS9120.

The company stocks most of the popular resistance wire and resistance ribbon sizes to ensure a fast and efficient delivery. JIT stocks and deliveries are frequently managed for many customers. Products are exported worldwide to many of the worlds most distinguished companies.

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We continually strive to provide service of the highest calibre. The skill, experience and friendliness of our staff enable us to deliver this service, and to deliver the right solutions to your resistance wire problems.

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BS EN ISO 9001:2008
BS EN AS9100 AND BS EN AS9120