Industrial Parts Washers
Industrial Parts Cleaning
Our Industry offers complete engineered equipment, systems and components to a wide variety of industries that require industrial parts cleaning, chemical treatment, plating, and processing of materials such as metal, glass and plastics. Custom services are a major part of our engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Industrial Parts Washers
Industrial parts washers remove grease, soil, oil, abrasive dust, blast debris, swarf, paint, corrosion or other contaminants from the surfaces of components exiting a production line. They use hot water, detergents, solvents, vapors, abrasive particles, acids, and alkaline solutions to clean part surfaces. Industrial parts washers are usually powered by electricity, gasoline, oil, or steam and include a wash tank made of glass, plastic, steel, or stainless steel. Complete turnkey systems, individual components, and removable subsystems are available. Some industrial parts washers use a CNC controller to adjust cleaning solution levels and parameters such as heat, pressure, speed, applied load and flow rate in a pre-programmed manner. Other industrial parts washers are controlled or programmed through a computer-based interface. Parts can be front-loaded, top-loaded, continuously loaded, indexed, or returned to operators in a barrel, tumbler, basket, tray, rack system, robotic arm, rotary table, spinner hanger, turnstile, or conveyor.
Parts Washing System
Before deciding on a parts washing system, know the regulatory advantages and disadvantages of each type. Whether aqueous- or petroleum-based, waste parts washer solvent must be managed as hazardous waste – unless an evaluation determines that the waste is non-hazardous. Waste evaluations may consist of knowledge regarding the chemical ingredients in the cleaner and the contaminants introduced to the cleaning solutions during cleaning; sometimes, additional testing may be necessary. If your parts cleaner service or supplier does not address regulatory concerns that apply to your parts washer, consult with your hazardous waste regulatory program for assistance.
For all cleaning processes, the cleaning effectiveness is dependent upon four variables. The weight or value of each variable may change from case to case. There is some ability to alter one or more variables and offset the result by changes in the other variables. For example, reduced time may be offset by higher concentration of chemicals, more aggressive agitation, or higher temperature. Thus, there are a number of combinations of variables that result in effective cleaning.
Water Based Cleaners
These water-based solvents are usually less hazardous to the user than their petroleum-based counterparts. They clean by using a surfactant (such as soap or detergent), a corrosive or alkaline ingredient, or another type of chemical to remove soil from parts. Although water based cleaners are often touted as being “non-hazardous,” “sewerable,” or “environmentally friendly,” they must be managed as a hazardous waste unless the waste has been evaluated and found not to exhibit hazardous characteristics. It is important for users of parts washers to understand that the solvent is water-based and that no other fluids except greases and oils are added.
SRSwashingsystems specializes in spray wash cabinets and parts washers. Whether you need one of our stand alone spray wash cabinets for your repair shop or a fully integrated parts washing system for your manufacturing line, our experienced stuff will help you solve your parts washing problem by evaluating your specific application and find the parts washer that best suits your needs. For special applications, Company engineers will design and build a parts washer to accommodate your manufacturing facility.
Aqueous Parts Washers
We have been providing aqueous parts washers to industrial and precision parts manufacturers. We have been involved with nearly every kind of industrial parts washer application imaginable and can provide our customers with latest cleaning technology and proven cleaning solutions.
There are many types of industrial parts washers. Burn-off or thermal systems use heat to remove grease, oil, paint or other organic compounds from the surfaces of paints. Degreasers use a solvent or vapor to remove greases and organic compounds that are insoluble in water or aqueous parts washer systems. In fluidized bed systems, air is blown through a porous bed or screen to suspend abrasive particles that clean the exposed surfaces of parts. In immersion tank cleaning systems or scrub tanks, parts are immersed in a tank where the cleaning bath is agitated with impellers or paddles, or the parts are scrubbed manually. Ultrasonic cleaning processes use immersion tanks in which the cleaning solution is vibrated at ultrasonic frequencies. Spray washers use pressure washing or rinsing capabilities to direct a stream of water or a water/detergent mixture at high pressure to clean or remove surface debris such as scale, rust, paint, dirt, grease, or abrasive dust.