BE develops innovative solutions to build critical automated cleaning systems for virtually every industry.
Three Generations of Excellence
Our Founder, Bill Hiss, exemplified “the greatest generation.” Born in 1924, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII. Bill went on to establish Better Engineering (BE) in 1960 with the invention of the patented “Torque Converter Flusher,” used by transmission shops to clean torque converters during rebuilding. Father of three and a community activist, Bill was the patriarch of Better Engineering until his death in 2000.
For three generations, BE has manufactured rugged, well-engineered automated parts washers, utilizing spray, immersion and ultrasonic technologies. Headquartered in Joppa, MD, Better Engineering now builds a full spectrum of fully automated cleaning systems including: turntable washers, conveyor washers, drum washers, immersion washers, as well as customized parts cleaning systems and systems that incorporate robotic integration.
There are over 15,000 BE parts cleaning systems in service in more than 35 different countries, which are utilized in virtually every sector of the economy. Industries served include aerospace, food/beverage, pharma/medical, automotive, defense, print, fabrication, and general manufacturing.
We are committed to providing products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.
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