The wire looms sold by different wire manufacturers are designed to produce a particular wire colour when bent, a characteristic called wire colouring.
They are used to create the characteristic of a wire in a wire basket, which is typically used for electrical connections between power lines, but can also be used for other applications.
But wire loomers can also cause problems when they are bent incorrectly.
The problem is most commonly seen when a wire looper is bent into the shape of a bird’s beak, which causes the wire to drop out of the basket and then to fly out of reach.
Wire loom makers have often complained that bent wire baskets can lead to the wire loopers becoming tangled and flailing in the field.
They also say that bent baskets tend to make a bad connection, which can cause power lines to go out of service.
But the International Wire Association (IWA) says there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that bent wires create power outages, because the number of cases is too small to draw any conclusions.
A wire looser wire basket is likely to be more prone to breaking, although it’s possible that some loommakers are trying to cut corners on this problem, says Dr P. Sudhakar Raman, a lecturer in electrical engineering at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
“The question is whether the loom maker has actually been in the business of bending wire baskets, or whether they are bending the wire baskets incorrectly.”
The IWA is investigating whether bent wire basket manufacturers are in the right to make the baskets, and whether they’re being negligent.
It is not yet clear how the problem occurred.
The IAWA says bent wire loomer are a growing concern in the industry.
There are about 150 such loom manufacturers, and there are more than 700,000 wires in use.
About 2.5% of the world’s power supply comes from wire loomed baskets, the IWA says.