Rod rust and scale removal - dry, green and clean

PUBLISHED: 19 Jul 18

Rod and wire cleaning by SB brushing system
Rod and wire cleaning by SB brushing system

Wire rod rust is no longer an alarming phenomenon since the introduction of the Smooth-Brush (SB) wire rod green and dry cleaning system.

Installed in-line after a simple rod reverse bending descaler, the SB system removes excess rod scale and rust, converting more than 95 per cent of rod scale into useful micro-abrading rotating pads, providing extreme efficiency and simplicity in rod dry cleaning applications, H/C and L/C, including 0.98% C.

Continuously liberated rod scale provides in-line an extremely receptive 5-micron size texture, white metal clean satin finish, enhancing lubricant pick up, and enabling powder lubricant to be chemically and mechanically interlocked to the rod surface, forming a high-performance anti-wear and anti-friction conversion coating that is found to perform comparably to or better than zinc phosphate, or any other in-line wet pre-coating chemical.

This achieves in-line direct dry drawing from mechanically descaled uncoated bare rod, at virtually zero energy consumption and zero maintenance cost, in a totally green and dry application, greatly increasing lubrication performance in demanding operations using low-borax powders.

The SB rod cleaning is used in the most demanding wire drawing applications, including spring wire, plating wire, galvanised wire, PC strand wire, Al clad wire, cold-heading wire, CO2 welding wire, etc.

The SB rod dry cleaning system replaces the most costly operations in wire rod cleaning processes (replacing acid and other aggressive wet chemicals), generating substantial cost savings, environmental benefits and an improvement in productivity.

Decalub, France
Tel: + 33 1 64 26 20 66

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