Wire cleaning: From drawn dull to wire clean glossy plating finish

PUBLISHED: 10 Jul 15

Wire cleaning by PWC system in dual core configuration
Wire cleaning by PWC system in dual core configuration

The PWC system simultaneously performs drawn wire cleaning and polishing, in-line with wire drawing machine at up to 12m/s (2,400ft/min), in a totally green application.

Exceptional cleanliness obtained in glossy finish and plating quality permits wire direct brass coating, copper coating, galvanising, plating, Al and Cu cladding and wire cleaning prior to heat treatment and coating applications including patenting, annealing, painting, plastic coating, etc.

For a clean mirror reflective wire finish, for decorative applications, the system can be used with a conventional emulsion diluted at 3-5 per cent concentration.

The PWC incorporates new technology that enables normal plant cold water to be converted into a unique cleaning medium generating pressure wetting/contaminants extreme pressure extrusion/hydrodynamic cavitations displace/and contaminants flush out, used to clean drawn wire at high-speed in a completely green application.

The PWC 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, generated by the unit, effectively 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 totally dry.

The PWC 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 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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