Wire with ‘new-coat’ in bright finish for plating quality

PUBLISHED: 04 May 09

Wire cleaning and polishing by PWC system
Wire cleaning and polishing by PWC system

In-line Pressure Wet Cleaning (PWC) system cleans drawn wire of residual lubricant to obtain a smooth and glossy finish of ‘plating’ quality, at up to 14m/sec (2,800 ft/min) depending on wire size.

The system simultaneously performs in-line surface cleaning and polishing with drawing, and uses standard cleaning media including cold water or oil for the most demanding wire cleaning and polishing applications. The wire leaves the cleaning unit completely dry, ultra-clean, with a highly reflective appearance.

The PWC system is particularly recommended for cleaning applications in which a traditional process is inappropriate, especially with wire drawn in severe conditions resulting in increased heat and burnt lubricant tightly bound to the wire surface and embedded in micro-cracks and longitudinal scratches.

The exceptional cleanliness of the glossy finish permits direct coating, in brass or copper for example. Wire cleaning prior to heat treatment applications include patenting and annealing.

In demanding applications, such as production of highly reflective wire, the PWC system enables considerably higher surface quality of the end product, benefiting from the Decalub ‘new-coat’ process with controlled nano-film lubrication.

This permits wire polishing and smooth and frictionless drawing with water soluble sodium lubricants in all drafts, easy to clean in-line at high speed with ‘rust preventive’ additives.

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

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