Wire and rod dry cleaning

PUBLISHED: 14 Oct 10

Wire and rod cleaning by SB brushing system
Wire and rod cleaning by SB brushing system

Decalub’s development of wire and rod Smooth-Brush (SB) system by ultra-fine brushing replaces the most costly operations in wire drawing process, including acid and wet pre-coating chemicals, providing substantial cost savings, environmental benefits and productivity improvements.

The SB system features in-line smooth ultra-fine brushing at no speed limitation providing an extra-clean wire rod of white metal appearance, performing: (a) drawn wire cleaning/polishing for metallic (Zn, Al, Cu) and plastic coating applications, and (b): providing rod surface specific morphology by micro-abrasion, adjustable at will up to 15 microns, which is ideal for in-line dry coating/lubrication and direct drawing of mechanically descaled H/C and L/C rod (including 0.90 %C ).

The system provides an extra-clean product by transversal high-speed ultra-fine brushing all around the wire/rod circumference with automatically controlled brush pressure, adjustable at will, and ensures unchanged rod/wire physical properties with no residual stress induced, operating virtually at zero consumables cost (one set of brush inserts cleans 100–120 tonnes of wire rod).

The SB system is suitable for use where the surface finish is of great importance.

The system offers consistency and can benefit demanding applications including plating wire, cold-heading wire and H/C wire where the ductility is a focus, particularly in the production of spring wire, bead wire and PC strand wire.

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

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