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Inline Pre-Treatment Solution for P.C. Strandwire

WiTechs Mechanical Descaling Equipment and Electro-Phosphating Line (Ephos®) from STAKU

The wire rod is subsequently propelled by a horizontal wire rod pay-off system in a combined pull-in, bending and straightening machine (BDM-2S / EG). The scale layer is broken and the wire is straightened without cracks. The wire pull in is considerably facilitated by this system concept.

In the following double-head sanding descaler (SEZ-6-302S), the wire will be cleaned and surface pre-treated for the further coating process through two sanding belts with min. 98% cleanliness result.

The next wire preparation step is done by an electro-phosphating plant (Ephos®) Inline from STAKU.

Production range:
Wire inlet ø8.0 – 15.0mm
Wire outlet drawing speed up to 10m/s
Wire inlet speed up to 1.5m/s

For example:
Wire inlet ø13.0mm
Finished wire ø5.0mm
Wire inlet speed 1.2m/s
Wire outlet drawing speed 8m/s

Mechanical descaling with inline phosphating at the same drawing speeds as conventionally pickled wires without sacrificing quality.

Advantages of this electrolytic process compared to classical chemical phosphating:

  • Bath temperature only 45 ° C instead of 80 ° C
  • Sludge-free process
  • 33% less zinc by replacement with calcium
  • 40% lower chemical requirements due to compact and fine crystalline layer
  • 3 seconds coating time compared to 7 minutes for classic procedures
  • Elimination of highly toxic activation chemicals
  • High binding forces prevent shearing during forming
  • No waste of old acid, use of economy flushing technology reduces
    wastewater by 40%
  • No after-treatment with soaps, lime or similar

Further reading

Exhibitor: WiTechs GmbH


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