Wire, Bar and Billet Descaling
Wire and Bar Descaling Machine
Wheelabrator’s Wire and Bar descaling machines are renowned for their reliability and multi-shift capabilities. The process of mechanical descaling can be considered as an “environmentally responsible” non-polluting alternative to chemical descaling.
Wire, bar, tubes and profiles can be blast cleaned in a single or multistrand method. Wheelabrator offers the solutions to descale wire coils with the following machines:
• Single strand machines
• Multi strand machines
• Wire coil machines
Designed as 3, 4 or 6 wheel machines, they not only meet different capacity requirements, but can be optimally adapted to changing product runs. These shot blast machines are easy to integrate into modern drawing lines operating at speeds of up to 788'/min or 240m/min or can be used as stand-alone machines for autonomous finishing.
Wheelabrator offers coil blasting solutions with patented mandrels to treat wire in coils. The mandrel opens and closes the coil during the blasting process to clean wire and rod whilst still in the coil. The machine is available in one mandrel or two mandrel solutions so that one coil and be loaded/unloaded whilst one coil is being blasted. The number and position of wheels is expressly designed for this difficult application to achieve maximum coverage.
Wheelabrator Billet Descaling Machines operate on the single-strand longitudinal blast cleaning principle and are usually arranged ahead of crack detection equipment. Integration in fully mechanized finishing lines results in a continuous material flow however, Wheelabrator billet descaling machines can also be used independently with loading and unloading devices and storage tracks. The number of wheels in operation depends on the production needs. The descaling degree is adapted to the surface quality required by the flaw detection method.