Cleaning system provides wire glossy finish

PUBLISHED: 07 Mar 13

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

The PWC-S system simultaneously performs drawn wire cleaning and polishing, in-line with wire drawing machine at 6 to 12m/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 cleaning system incorporates new technology which enables normal plant cold 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 wire smooth glossy finish in plating quality.

The PWC-S system effectively loosens and removes lubricant residue from 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 micro-cavities which are further smoothly polished under high pressure separating lubricant residue from base material, washing away dispersed contaminants, enabling wire exiting the unit very clean of white-metal appearance with reflective finish and completely dry.

For wire decorative applications, the system can be used with emulsion including a new rust preventive additive diluted at 5% concentration.

The PWC-S 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 wire. 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

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