Rod dry cleaning by micro-abrading at 2.2 to 3.4 tonne per hour

PUBLISHED: 05 Jul 12

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

Development of wire 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 improvements in productivity.

In rod cleaning applications, the SB incorporates revolutionary new technology which continuously uses liberated rod scale converted into a unique micro-abrading pressure pads to effectively remove residual solid contaminants from base material.

For wire cleaning, the SB incorporates high density ultra-fine brush bristles that finely impact wire surface separating lubricant residue from base material, evacuating dispersed contaminants by moving wire, exiting the unit clean of white-metal appearance.

The SB system features in-line smooth ultra-fine brushing at no speed limitation providing an extra-clean rod or wire of white metal appearance, providing:

(a) rod surface specific finish by micro-abrasion, adjustable at will, 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), and

(b) drawn wire cleaning/polishing for metallic and plastic coating applications.

The system provides an extra-clean product by transversal high-speed ultra-fine brushing all around the rod or wire 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) and zero energy consumption.

The SB system is recommended 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 prime focus, particularly in production of spring wire, bead wire, PC strand wire, etc.

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

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