Cleaning Small Weapons Frames – Case Study 21948

Return Conveyor Washer C-24
Return Conveyor C-24
Return Conveyor C-24

Background:

This company designs, manufactures, and distributes small firearms – various models of pistols and rifles for law enforcement and the outdoor sporting industry.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed to clean chips and oils off of small weapons frames and demagnitize them during the manufacturing process.

Solution/System:

This C-24 conveyor washer is designed to clean trays of gun parts. The oval conveyor allows one operator to easily load and unload the trays from one vantage point. The sequence is as follows: 1) place a tray on gravity rollers and slide it onto the demagnetizing unit; 2) tray is then powered through the demag zone, around the turn and into the washing system; 3) trays move through four (4) clean/dry stages – wash, rinse, rinse, and dry; 4) upon exiting the conveyor, the trays come around the other turn and keep moving forward to the next available spot (zoned accumulation.) Eventually , the tray comes right back to the operator.

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.