Spray or Immersion

In the wash and rinse modules, the customer can specify spray or immersion.  In a spray module, the drum skin is completely perforated. In an Immersion module, water is still sprayed onto the parts but the drum skin is non-perforated in the immersion zone.

Modular Construction

The systems are truly modular in that they can be expanded or changed without a torch or welder. The design provisions are as follows: a) the main wash, rinse and dry modules are mounted on a com- mon skid and bolted together; b) the drum itself is bolted together in sections; c) wireways terminate at each module, etc.

Hinged Doors

Hinged doors provide easy access.

Chain Driven

The drum is positively driven with a chain.  The drum sprocket is bolted on the unload end. The drive motor is variable speed (1-5 RPM’s) and is protected by an electronic “smart drive” torque overload senor.

Seal-less Pumps

Solution tanks have vertical (seal-less) pumps with TEFC motors and single piece shafts.

Stainless Steel

With few exceptions, all wetted parts are stainless steel (grade 304.) The metalwork, the drum, the pumps, the spray and dry mani- folds, etc. are stainless steel.

Multiple Stages

Systems are modular and can be expanded with a combination of wash, rinse and dry modules. They can be expanded or changed without a torch or welder.

Drum Diameters 12" - 48"

Standard drum diameters are available in 12” - 48”.

Continuously Welded Helix

Helix:  Continuously welded (height and pitch as needed.)

Drum Washers

Cleaning small parts in big volume!


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Better Engineering’s line of rotary drum washers clean small parts in volume.  The rotating drum has an internal helix to tumble and convey the parts forward through one or more cleaning stages.

The drums are available in 14″, 24″, 36″ and 48″ diameters and are tailored to each application when it comes to perforation size, the pitch of the helix, and the height of the helix. The wet stages can have spray, immersion or both, and the hot air dryers run as high as 250° F.


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The following features are standard on all models.

  • Rotary Drum Diameters 14"-48"
  • Drum Positively Driven with a Chain
  • Spray or Immersion Wash
  • True Modular Construction
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Insulation/Stainless Cladding/Stainless Finish
  • Sealess Pumps
  • Hinged Access Door Spray Chamber
  • Drying Modules
  • Central Control Station


The following features are optional on all models.

  • Oil Skimmers
  • Oil/Water Coalescers
  • Bag Filters
  • Gas or Steam Heat in lieu of Electric Heat
  • Steam Exhaust Systems
  • PLC's
  • Automatic Parts Loaders and more
  • All drum washers have an official run-off requirement where customers are invited to the factory for thorough inspection and testing
  • BE also offers optional installation assistance and training.

Drum Washer Brochure

A complete brochure detailing the the standard features, the optional features, and specifications for the Drum Washers.
Click to download the Drum Washer brochure/specification sheet.