High speed dry cleaning for rod and wire

PUBLISHED: 17 Mar 09

Rod/wire dry cleaning by SB brushing system
Rod/wire dry cleaning by SB brushing system

Decalub has developed a rod and wire dry cleaning system, Smooth-Brush (SB), which operates in-line with a wiredrawing machine. The SB system provides an extra-clean product by transversal high-speed ultra-fine brushing all around the wire circumference with automatically controlled brush pressure, and ensures unchanged rod or wire physical properties with no induced residual stress.

Rod and wire SB cleaning system eliminates the most costly parameters in wire drawing process, including elimination of acid and wet pre-coating chemicals, providing downstream benefits and substantial process savings.

Suitable for use where the surface finish is of great importance, the system offers consistency and can be of benefit in demanding applications such as plating wire, CO2 welding wire and H/C wires where the ductility is a focus, particularly in the production of spring wire, bead wire and PC strand wire. In rod applications, the system provides transversal micro-roughing, ideal for lubricant pick´┐Żup during drawing, enabling even plastic deformation and a uniform metal flow within the die at all practical speeds. Brush bristle penetration is adjustable to automatically maintain surface micro-roughness from 10 to 20 microns.

This facility eliminates the need for wet pre-coating chemicals in the drawing process, including 0.90%C rod.

In wire cleaning applications, the system's smooth micro-brushing capability is used to clean drawn wire of residual lubricant, enabling in-line polishing of wire for cold head applications, metallic and plastic coating or painting.

Decalub, France
Tel: + 33 1 64 26 20 66
Email: info@decalub.com
Web: www.decalub.com

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