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Pickling System

Arcon supplies a state-of-the-art high speed wire cleaning package, the Multiple Stage Pickling System. Constructed of composite materials and using advanced fluid flow technology, the design guarantees reliability and efficient pickling within a minimum length. This environmentally-friendly system is a totally enclosed design that prevents acid fume escape.



  • Highly Turbulent acid flow
  • Multiple stage cleaning
  • Straight through wire path
  • Double water curtain sealing  
  • Multiple stage cascading rinse
  • Threading & Wiping Systems
  • Self draining acid trays
  • Low maintenance design
  • Rugged construction


The acid section represents the latest development in acid cleaning technology. The carefully designed flow patterns effectively break down the boundary layer pocket of spent acid adjacent to the wires, thus continuously supplying fresh acid to the wire surface. Pickling speed is further increased by the effective scrubbing action of the turbulent acid flow.

In keeping with today's energy conservation concerns, the acid section has been designed into a series of modular stages, with each section having a separate optimally sized corrosion resistant pump, turbulence tray and re-circulating loop. The multiple stage design allows for lower acid consumption, by the efficient "stepping" of acid concentration levels. This allows the pickling system to effectively use acid as weak as 2% HCl. The modular system also ensures a lower spare parts inventory cost and eliminates the need of costly back-up pumps.

Arcon supplies two entrance and two rinse curtains which re-circulate water through special corrosion resistant pumps. The smooth laminar flow curtains effectively seal in the acid fumes and flood the rinse trays. Final rinsing of the wire is accomplished by highly effective pressure water spray.


    Optional Features

  • Acid Heat-Exchanger
  • Acid Concentration Control
  • Temperature Control System
  • Cooling System Package
  • Computer Interface Package

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