New customer hooked


Lesjöfors has developed a new wire form for fishing lure manufacturer Salta Lure.

The component is for a newly developed trolling product line, MagPower, that includes a quick release system that allows lures to be changed over very quickly. The new part is a stainless steel component for the lure’s locking system.

From the very beginning, the customer had a clear picture of what the component would look like and what specifications it needed to meet. After internal discussions, it was clear that the Lesjöfors company in Nordmarkshyttan was best equipped to help out with designing and producing the wire form.

To begin with, the customer's representative Georgios Toris received samples of how the wire form could be designed. When he was content with the dimension, the technicians at Lesjöfors continued with the requirements for strength, the component needed to withstand a weight of remarkable 136 kilos. Lesjöfors' technical expert Mattias Hartvigsson performed a FE analysis on the ring diameter in question and it turned out to work excellently.

The choice of wire material was the stainless steel Duplex EN10270-3-1.4462 as it is hard and can withstand a lot of load.

"Unfortunately, the wire form will probably never break so the only way we will have the opportunity to sell more is if the fishermen drop the fishing box in the lake," says Christian Larsson, technical sales at Lesjöfors Industrifjädrar in Nordmarkshyttan.