Automatic Gun Cleaning System – Case Study 20710

Gun Parts Washer
Gun Fixture
Gun Fixture

Background:

The military and large civilian police departments have thousands of guns at their practice ranges. These guns need to be cleaned and kept in top shape.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Cleaning each gun by hand is extremely time consuming and virtually impossible during busy times. Most ranges need an automatic parts washing system.

Solution/System:

An automatic gun cleaning system – a turntable style jet spray washer with wash, rinse, and dry stages. Precision fixturing allows up to 32 guns to be cleaned in a 20 minute cycle: sixteen rifles (M-4’s or M-16’s) and sixteen pistols (9 mm’s).

Drum Washer to Clean Brass Shell Casings – Case Study 21132

D-24 3-stage drum washer
Drum Washer D-14 Gas Heat
Drum Washer D-14 Gas Heat

Background:

This key corporation in the defense, aerospace, security, and outdoor
sport industries needed to clean 7.62mm brass shell casings in the
manufacturing process.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They were using old parts washers that no longer cleaned their parts efficiently or effectively. They needed new washers to clean the shell casings after heat treatment.

Solution/System:

Parts come to the 3-stage drum washer from an annealing oven and are washed, rinsed and dried at a rate of 30-35 lbs. per minute. The system outputs 26,000 shells per hour sending them to final machining. The drum has “scoops” to bring the fluids into the drum (there are no pumps). In the wet stages, the shells are fully immersed. The drum washer is all stainless steel.

Drum Washer to Clean Multi-Tools – Case Study 22552

D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling
D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling
D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling

Background:

This company is a leading manufacturer of pliers-based multi-purpose tools.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed to wash away coolant and cutting oil from knife liners on their newest product line.

Solution/System:

Production needed to accommodate running large batches of small parts (0.15 cubic inches each) for 3 shifts/day, cleaning roughly 100k parts/day; process before stamped/washed/heat treated. A two-stage (wash, dry) rotary drum washer with a 14-inch diameter helix, regenerative blower with sound cover, and oil/water coalescer met their application.

Conveyor Washer for Cleaning Compressor Parts – Case Study 22822

Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts
Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts
Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts

Background:

This company is a leading manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They were looking for a continuous machine to integrate with their existing in-line process and clean pallets of oily new compressor parts. The pallets are 24″ x 24″ x 24″ (with parts) and a loaded pallet can weigh up to 500 lbs.
ea.

Solution/System:

Our Cyberjet model C-24 delivered precisely the unit they needed.
The pallets automatically transition from the customer’s conveyor to the
washer conveyor on the load end, and vice versa on the unload end.
Throughput is one (1) pallet per 90 seconds. The system consists of
four (4) stages…wash, rinse, rust inhibit, dry and has a 25” belt width,
30” working height, and a 250 lb. per linear foot of conveyor weight
capacity. The conveyor has a heavy-duty drive motor and a variable
speed of 1-5 FPM .

Cleaning Perforated Sheet Metal – Case Study 22969

60" Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal
60" Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal
60″ Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal

Background:

This company is one of the largest perforated metal manufacturers in the world. 

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They design and manufacture expanded metal, as well as perforated aluminum sheets, of all sizes. They are removing cutting oils from perforated metal sheets. The sheets vary in size with the smallest size being 24” x 24” and the largest being 60.25” W x 120” L . Throughput is 100 sheets per hour with a working envelope of 61” W x 3” H.

Solution/System:

A conveyor washer cleaning system was designed with a 60″ wide belt and wash, rinse, and heated dry cycles, as well as a blow-off between each to eliminate cross contamination and aid in the drying process.  This machine runs at 22 feet per minute!  Dynes tests were performed at different wash speeds to meet tight cleaning specifications.

Sanitization Parts Washer – Case Study 21154

Sanitary Cosmetic Parts Washer
Sanitization Washer
Sanitization Washer

Background:

This company is a global cosmetics and personal care products manufacturer.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

The filling machines at cosmetic companies have to be torn down and meticulously cleaned on a regular basis. This company needed a system to automate the cleaning and sanitizing of components.

Solution/System:

The solution was a CE-3000-SAN stainless steel sanitary spray washer with a 37″ diameter turntable and 48″ working height. This machine cycles through a wash stage and at least two (2) rinse stages. The wash solution can be saved and dumped after “X” cycles. Cabinet is hygienic-by-design and the roll-in door exposes a portion of turntable for ergonomic loading of larger volume containers by the operator as well as minimizes overall footprint.

Drum Washer for Pharmaceutical Industry – Case Study 21429

D-24 pharma drum washer
drum washer spray
Drum Washer Spray

Background:

This company is a global manufacturer of integrated containment systems for the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed a sanitary system that would be able to clean mass volumes of small rubber parts after punch-out.

Solution/System:

A sanitary drum washer designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry. Parts are automatically loaded and the drum tumbles the parts through the system. The parts are washed, dried, and then move onto the next stage. The D-24 has a 24″ diameter drum and a super “clean design” to maintain sanitary conditions. All areas of the machine are accessible and there is a self-cleaning cycle. Better Engineering also designed a hydraulic cart to periodically remove the drum for detailed inspection and maintenance.

Transmission Parts Washer – Case Study 21772

RTO Transmission Washer
RTO Transmission Washer Fixture
RTO Transmission Washer Fixture

Background:

This company is a national manufacturer of automotive drivetrain components and systems.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed a compact parts cleaning system to clean transmission housings that would integrate with their existing work cell.

Solution/System:

The RTO-2000 is the perfect parts washer for a work cell. The operator loads a part, rolls the dolly into the chamber, and uses push-button controls to close the door and start the cycle. In cycle, the part rotates and water is blasted into key passageways. In just 3 minutes, the part is clean and dry, inside and out. This parts cleaning system has a 300 PSI pump, dual filtration, and a mist collection unit.

Exhaust Pipe Parts Washer – Case Study 20945

Exhaust Pipe Parts Washer
Exhaust Pipe Parts Washer Fixture
Exhaust Pipe Parts Washer Fixture

Background:

This company specializes in making exhaust pipes for motorcycles. They wanted to phase out solvent tanks and use an environmentally friendly, water-based cleaning system.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Find a way to rack and clean a myriad of tubes (some straight and some bent) and design the washer so that the racks can be conveyed to and from the system.

Solution/System:

A PD-4000 jet-spray parts washer with powered vertical doors on the front and back sides. The operator rolls the loaded fixture into the spray cabinet, powers the doors shut, and starts the cleaning cycle. Ten minutes later, the parts are washed and dried and unloaded from the opposite doorway.

Parts Washer for Engine Blocks – Case Study 20819

Rotor Engine Block Washer
Engine Piston Carousel Washer

Background:

This car manufacturing company is at the leading edge of quality. Parts are constantly pulled off the line, cleaned and measured.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Parts have to be clean and dry before being put into a CMM (coordinate measuring machine) unit. The engine block in question is big, heavy, and complex.

Solution/System:

This RTO-R-4000 rotor parts washer spins the engine block on a horizontal axis so the contaminants (chips and oil) and the residual water are completely flushed from the blind holes and passageways. The system has a dolly that easily rolls into the spray chamber and locks itself into the rotor.