Wire cleaning for plating quality

PUBLISHED: 08 May 14

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

The PWC-S system performs wire cleaning and polishing in-line with wire drawing machine at 6 to 12m/s (1,200 to 2,400ft/min). The 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 wire 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 PWC-S system effectively removes lubricant residue from the base material and is 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. The system can be used with an emulsion including a new rust preventive additive diluted at 3 to 5 per cent 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 fumes and no foam.

Economical and environmentally friendly, the system provides significant process savings in the 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
Email: info@decalub.com
Web: www.decalub.com

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