AboutPalmetto Brite Wipes (PBW™) work best in a true galvanizing line. They are positioned so that the wire exits the zinc bath and goes directly into the wipe set. The wire runs along the length of the set between the wipes. A jacking screw pushes on a plate that forces the wipe set together. On the exit side of the wipe set a quench tube is forced into the end of the wipe set. The quench tube has clean cold water injected into it close to the wipe set. The water is sealed by the wipe set at the point of contact so it spills out the downstream side of the quench tube into a water tank which re-circulates the water. This all takes place on the appropriate angle (the angle of the wire as it exits the molten zinc). The wipes may be cleaned off, turned 90º, and reinstalled. Using PBws should reduce your zinc consumption. If it is your goal to produce a bright, galvanized wire and you do not have equipment as stated above, please contact us and we will put you in contact with leading manufacturer(s) of this type of equipment. PBW’s are used in pairs and are available in 3/4” square cross sections and up to 1 ½” by any length required. Common sizes are ¾” x ¾” X 2”, 1” x 1” x 2”, 1” x 1” x 3”, 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” x 2”. All metric sizes are available. All PBW’s come with a resin dip prior to cutting. If a stiffer wipe is needed, a resin dip may be applied after cutting. To receive free samples, just let us know what size you would like to test and we will provide them at no charge.
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