Wet drawing of steel, a complex process that offers unique benefits to the wire drawer, is discussed.
The two general types of wet drawing lubricants for steel drawing are water-based and oil-based. Both are supplied to dies and capstan surfaces by spraying or flooding. Both water-based and oil-based systems require more maintenance than traditional dry soap in terms of attention to the system function.
As wet lubes are recirculated and flooded over the dies, the drawing operation can require slightly less supervision. Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is employed to determine the additive levels in the oil. Wet lubricants for all types of metals like Mild steel, Stainless steel, copper, brass, and aluminium.