Mechanical Descaling Systems


All WILCO mechanical descaling systems will descale and clean hot-rolled carbon steel wire rod in preparation for wire drawing. All models are intended for installation inline with your wire drawing machine between the rod payoff and ripper die.

Everything starts with the WILCO model 310 reverse bend scale breaker, common to all models in the WILCO product family.  Three sheaves, each with solid tungsten carbide wear rings, bend the wire rod in a controlled manner to flex and elongate the ductile steel rod while the inflexible oxide scale breaks loose from the base metal.  Secondary cleaning of scale fines, required for any wire drawing operation, immediately follows scale breaking and may be accomplished by various models of WILCO cleaning systems.  From basic air jet to advanced automatic wire brushing, let us help you select the WILCO descaling system best suited to your unique wire drawing needs.

WILCO Model 920 Air Jet Descaling System

The Model 920 is WILCO's most basic and economical mechanical descaling system. When the need is to achieve the lowest possible processing cost to maintain a competitive advantage for commodity type wire products the WILCO 920 is your best choice. It consists of a 3-sheave Scale Breaker and Air Jet Cleaner mounted on a common base plate to secure proper alignment, thus ensuring easy installation.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod SpeedNot Limited
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 920 Mechanical Descaler

Utility Requirements

Space76" X 21.5"
(1.9 m X 0.55 m)
ElectricalNone
Air13 - 15 CFM - 6 l/s at 90 PSI - 6.2 bar

 

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WILCO Model 1030 Water Jet Descaling System

The WILCO Model 1030 Water Jet Decaling System is also well suited for the production of commodity type wire products. Unique to the 1030 is its ability to directly descale wire rod which is wet as a result of outdoor rod storage. The three stage design uses a combination of high volume water flow and compressed air to remove scale dust from the rod surface.Cleaning water is constantly recirculated through out the 110 litter closed loop system with scale residues removed by a magnetic filter.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod SpeedUp to 850 FPM (4.3 m/s)
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 1030 Mechanical Descaler

Utility Requirements

Space76" X 68"
(1.9 m X 1.7 m)
ElectricalStandard is 220V, 3Ph, 60Hz
All 3-Phase supplies available
Air22 - 24 CFM - 11 l/s at 90 PSI - 6.2 bar
WaterInitially 35 gal (132 l)

 

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WILCO Model 1060 Descaler + Pre-Coater

The WILCO Model 1060 fits the need of manufactures wanting to mechanically descale various grades of steel wire rod for higher quality wire products or where the material is of a tougher nature such as high carbon rod. Wire drawing operations will benefit from the additional lubrication applied by the WILCO Model 1060. Rod cleaning and coating occurs by utilizing a combination of compressed air and 185°F (85 °C) cleaning/pre-coating solution directed at the rod surface through specially engineered nozzles. Coated rod is continuously dried on the fly by an efficient tungsten carbide air wipe at the exit of the coating head. The WILCO Model 1060 is designed to use a variety of commercial available Lubricant pre-coat compounds.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod SpeedUp to 850 FPM (4.3 m/s)
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 1060 Mechanical Descaler

Utility Requirements

Space76" X 74 1/2"
(1.9 m X 1.7 m)
ElectricalStandard is 440 V, 3 Ph, 60 Hz
All supplies over 380 V available
Air11 - 12 CFM - 5.5 l/s at 45 PSI - 3.1 bar
WaterInitially 50 gal (189 l)

 

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WILCO Model 1250 Automatic Brush Descaler

WILCO aggressive mechanical descaling systems incorporate the WILCO Automatic Rod Brushing Machine to clean the rod surface using a series of eight (8) steel wire brushes. The use of wire brushes allows customers to use wire rods of various quality and surface condition as the input material, yet the mechanical descaled rod will be consistently clean, high quality rod for making into higher quality wire products.

Advanced electronic controls constantly monitor and automatically adjust wire brush pressure to assure consistent cleaning.

One of the most economical aggressive descaling system available, the WILCO Model 1250 will process one ton of wire rod for approximately US $3.00.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod Speed¹Up to 350 FPM (1.8 m/s)
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 1250 Mechanical Descaler

¹Rod speed is directly related to starting wire rod condition, production speed and desired final rod cleanliness. Please refer to the WILCO Rod Rust Guide on the "Additional Information" tab.

Utility Requirements

Space69" X 48"
(1.75 m X 1.2 m)
ElectricalStandard is 440 V, 3 Ph, 60 Hz
All supplies over 380 V available
AirNone
WaterNone

 

WILCO Model 1250DB Descaler with Dual Automatic Brushing Heads

When the wire rod condition is especially unfavorable or wire drawing speeds particularly high (greater than 500 FPM through the descaler) you can maintain production levels by the use of a WILCO descaling system with dual automatic brushing heads. Any aggressive descaling process is time related therefore the use of dual automatic brushing heads enables the use of wire rods with excessive corrosion or even a secondary scale layer without having to reduce line speed. When used on wire rods with more typical scale quality the output descaled rod will have a superior surface finish making possible the production of the highest quality wire products.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod Speed¹Up to 650 FPM (3.3 m/s)
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 1250 Mechanical Descaler

¹Rod speed is directly related to starting wire rod condition, production speed and desired final rod cleanliness. Please refer to the WILCO Rod Rust Guide on the "Additional Information" tab.

 

Utility Requirements

Space125" X 48"
(3.17 m X 1.2 m)
ElectricalStandard is 440 V, 3 Ph, 60 Hz
All supplies over 380 V available
AirNone
WaterNone

 

 

WILCO Model 1750 Automatic Brush Descaler + Precoater

The WILCO Model 1750 combines reverse bend scaling, automatic rod brushing and lubricant pre-coating to produce a consistently very clean mechanically descaled rod for the most demanding wire drawing operations. Operator attention to the entire mechanical descaling system is minimized and advanced PLC based electronic controls constantly monitor the WILCO Brushing Machine and automatically adjust the unit to account for brush wear. This unique operating System allows the WILCO Brushing Machine to produce the most consistently cleaned descaled rod.

 

System Capability

Rod Diameter7/32" - 1/2"
(5.5 mm - 12.7 mm)
Rod Speed¹Up to 350 FPM (1.8 m/s)
Adjustable Rod Line Height31" - 41"
(79 cm - 104 cm)
WILCO 1750 Mechanical Descaler

¹Rod speed is directly related to starting wire rod condition, production speed and desired final rod cleanliness. Please refer to the WILCO Rod Rust Guide on the "Additional Information" tab.

Utility Requirements

Space106" X 96"
(1.9 m X 1.7 m)
ElectricalStandard is 440 V, 3 Ph, 60 Hz
All supplies over 380 V available
Air11 - 12 cfm - 5.5 l/s at 45 psi - 3.1 bar
WaterInitially 50 gal (189 l)