Wire cleaning provides glossy finish

PUBLISHED: 23 Mar 15

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 machines at up to 12m/s (2,400ft/min), in a totally green application.

Exceptional cleanliness obtained permits wire direct brass coating, copper coating, galvanising 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 cleaner including wetting/extreme pressure extrusion/ contaminants displace and flushing out used to clean drawn wire at high-speed, providing wire glossy finish in plating quality.

For a clean mirror reflective wire finish, for decorative applications, the system can be used with emulsion including a new rust preventive additive diluted at 3-5% concentration.

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.

These are further smoothly polished under high pressure separating lubricant residue from base material, washing away dispersed contaminants, enabling wire exiting the unit to be very clean of white-metal appearance with a reflective finish and totally dry.

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 fumes, 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
Email: info@decalub.com
Web: www.decalub.com

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