The Primary Wire Wipe System (PWW) is an environmentally friendly and cost effective unit for reducing particulate surface buildup and excess drawing lubricants and oils on thin wires and tapes.
The material to be cleaned passes through two mirror-inverted arranged strips of nonwoven tapes moving in opposite directions at a predetermined creep speed. The guiding of wire is normally carried out transversely to the two cleaning tapes. Tapes are passed in opposite direction along the strip material. The constant traverse rate of the cleaning tape across the wire and the controlled contact pressure ensures a covering and continuous supply of fresh cleaning tape to the wire. In this manner the wire does not come into contact with contaminated wipers as is the case when traditional methods like rags, sponges or stationary felt pads are used.
The standard system is designed for wires up to 2 mm in diameter and tapes up to 120 mm in width.