Pass Schedule of Wet-Wire Drawing Process with Ultra High Speed for Tire Steel Cord
High speed multi pass wet wire drawing has become very common for production of high carbon steel cord because of the increase in customer demand and production rates in real industrial fields. Although the wet wire drawing is preformed at a high speed usually above 1000 m/min, greater speed is required to improve productivity. However, in the high carbon steel wire drawing, the wire temperature rises greatly as the drawing speed increase. The excessive temperature rise makes the wire more brittle and finally leads to wire breaks. In this study, the variations in wire temperature during wet wire drawing process were investigated. A multi pass wet wire drawing process with 21 passes, which was used to produce steel cord, was redesigned by considering the increase in temperature. Through a wet wire drawing experiment, it was possible to increase the maximum final speed from 1000 m/min to 2000 m/min.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
S. K. Lee et al., "Pass Schedule of Wet-Wire Drawing Process with Ultra High Speed for Tire Steel Cord", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 683-688, 2007