Commercial Coat-Pad Wiping
The I.C.E. Pad Wiping System has been designed for the wire industry to provide a commercial grade and class 1 galvanized coating thickness.
The system is rigidly fixed to the galvanizing bath such that the wires have minimal exposure to oxidization before been wiped out of excess zinc. The Pad Wipe System will provide a uniform commercial coating with the minimum zinc required, thus offering a substantial savings in zinc and alloy costs.
Immediately after the wires exit the zinc bath, they pass longitudinally between the two rectangular wipe pads. The top pad is compressed into the lower pad by a clamping mechanism. The excess zinc is wiped from the wire by the compression forces of the pads. The wire exits the rear of the pads directly into a water filled stainless steel quench tube.
The quench tube is pressed and sealed into the rear of the tube pad by means of an axial compressive clamping mechanism. The quench tube consists of 2 longitudinal chambers, with one supplying fresh water to the tube inlet and the other acting as the quench chamber. The quench water exits to the rear of the quench tube (as does the wire) and overflows into the drain basin.
Individual ball valves control the water flow rate to each quench tube through a flexible hose. Every unit is designed to suit the individual customer's wire diameters and pitch between the wires. Surface finish and coating weight on galvanized wires is dependent upon the wiping methods employed.