Search - Content
Search - Industry
Search - People/Events
Search - Forums
Search - Book of Terms
Search - Newsfeeds


Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Questions concerning iron and steel, steel making, rod rolling, galvanizing, springs, nails, fencing, and patenting go here.

TOPIC: Mechanical descaling

Mechanical descaling 5 years 10 months ago #917

Hello all, I work with low c steel (SAE 1006, 1008) from 5,5 to 14 mm inlet diameter. I am looking for new reliable efficient environment friendly (no acid)alternative for descaling wire. Currently we use bending + brushes or shot blasting.

Wire is OK for mechanical descaling but sometimes surface quality (roughness, incrusted scale...) is not good enough to ensure plating quality.

Maybe there's a new technology more efficient to eliminate surface defects on wire surface ?

Does anybody knows peeling ? Ultrasonic ? Plasma ? Laser ? technologies ?

The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Mechanical descaling 5 years 10 months ago #918

Hi Jagintoj,

we are currently mechanical descaling all our plating wires.
We use the Decalub descalng process, with a blend of sodium stripping soap that we use from Traxit Lub.

The finished wire is then blasted with water in-line to present a high gloss finish to the wire.

To achieve the gloss we use a 3-5% reduction on the last draw pass.

However, the key to ensure it's success is that we store the rod indoors. This prevents premature, accalerated rusting.

Hope this helps.

The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.170 seconds