Wirtz Manufacturing is a global leader in equipment design and technology for the lead acid battery market. Founded in 1932, the company focus has been on high quality products, continuous improvement of existing technologies, and the development of new technologies. Through this philosophy, Wirtz has been able to develop some of the key technologies known and used today. By acquiring OXMASTER Paste Mixing, LEKO Battery Assembly, CONBRO Formation Equipment and BATTERY RECYCLING SYSTEMS, Wirtz has been able to expand its portfolio of technology in order to be able to offer its customers the ability to purchase all of their necessary equipment from one company. With manufacturing operations in the United States, China, and India, and sales and service personnel located in each respective region of the world, you can be sure we can provide the value and service you are looking for and expect in your technology partner.
Today, Wirtz technologies include some of the finest state-of-the-art processes. Our patented CONPUNCH reforming and surfacing process changes the shape and surface finish on all sides of the grid wire members. The punched grid goes from a smooth surfaced rectangular shaped cross section to a hexagonal or diamond shaped cross section with an irregular rough surface texture. This dramatically improves paste adhesion and the ease of the paste placement on the grid. This takes place at punching speeds of 500 grids per minute. Our pasting lines feature the tightest plate thickness and weight control in the battery industry through servo actuated thickness control. Wirtz is developing motor cycle pasting lines that can handle up to 1000 parts per minute. In battery recycling our MINI-5 BREAKER is a simple cost-effective way to recover lead that is environmentally friendly, upgradeable and compatible with other recycling systems.