Wire cleaning: Drawn wire in plating quality

PUBLISHED: 12 Oct 11

Wire cleaning by PWC-S system
Wire cleaning by PWC-S system

The PWC-S cleaning system incorporates new technology which enables normal plant water to be converted into a unique multi-action high pressure wetting/ displace/flush cleaning liquid used to clean drawn wire at high-speed, providing a smooth and glossy wire finish in plating quality.

The system simultaneously performs surface cleaning and polishing, in-line with wire drawing machines at 6 to 12 m/s (1,200 to 2,400ft/min). Exceptional cleanliness obtained permits wire direct brass coating, copper coating, and wire cleaning prior to heat treatment and coating applications including patenting, annealing, painting, plastic coating, etc.

The PWC-S system effectively loosens and removes lubricant residue from the base material and is particularly recommended for cleaning applications with wires drawn upon severe conditions resulting in increased heat and burned lubricant tightly bound to the wire surface and embedded in microscopic cracks.

The system can be used with an emulsion including a new rust preventive additive diluted at 5% concentration. The system provides the ultimate combination of simplicity and effectiveness: acid-free, caustic-free, without ultrasonic, without chemicals, hermetically sealed zero-emission system, no fume, no foam. Economical and environmentally friendly, the system provides significant process savings in production of clean wires.

The PWC-S unit is compact and can be easily installed on the finishing/last block of a wire dry drawing machine.

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

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