Parts Cleaning Case Histories

Learn how our automatic, aqueous-based systems have resolved parts cleaning challenges in applications throughout various industries.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning, Repair/Maint. Operations
Industrial Parts Washer RD-6000LX-PCS
Background The customer is a major re-builder of jet engines. They work in conjunction with the leading jet engine manufacturers. Parts Washing Problem The customer needed to replace an older jet washer that could not achieve the required cleanliness levels. The major problem was rinse water contamination. The parts held a lot of wash water
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning
Industrial Parts Washer RTO Rotor
Background: This company manufactures a wide range of civil and military helicopters. Parts Cleaning Problem: They needed to clean gear boxes to the highest level. The System/Solution: This RTO-R-6000-PCS washer rotates the parts around a horizontal axis as they are being sprayed to flush out complex passages.  A dolly transports the parts in and out of the spray chamber.  This
Return Conveyor Washer
Background: This company is a leading supplier of aircraft wheels and brakes and related hydraulic products. Parts Cleaning Problem: This plant needed to clean and coat a variety of parts prior to paint (powder coating.) The steel parts needed to be iron phosphate coated.  The aluminum parts needed a Chromium III conversion coating. The System/Solution:
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning
Tumbling Washer
Background: This company is a leading supplier of aerospace components such as propulsion engines, engine controls, landing gear, etc.  In addition to manufacturing new components, they offer repair and rebuilding services. Parts Cleaning Problem: The application is rebuilding jet engine fuel pumps.  In terms of cleaning, this is one of the most difficult and challenging
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Med/Pharma/Food/Cosmetic
Cosmetic Parts Washer CE-3000-SAN
Background At cosmetic companies, the filling machines have to be torn down and meticulously cleaned on a regular basis. This company has always hand cleaned their components using a team of workers. They were ready for a change. Parts Cleaning Problem The challenges included: a) cleaning off tenacious substances such as water -proof mascara; b)
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Med/Pharma/Food/Cosmetic
return conveyor washer C-24
Background At cosmetic companies, the make-up constituents are stored in plastic pails and drums. These need to be cleaned after each use. This company cleaned the containers manually using a hand-held a pressure washer. The result was a mess in more ways than one. Parts Cleaning Problem Design a conveyor washer that could clean 5
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Military Parts Washing
Large Ammo Parts Washer F-6200
Heavy-Duty Turntable Washer F-6200-P Keeping military vehicles in combat ready condition is imperative. Therefore, the Army constructed a new, state-of-the-art transmission repair facility for the overhaul of transmissions on tanks, personnel carriers and other military vehicles. They required a heavy-duty turntable washer to handle the load. This F-6200-P has a 62-inch diameter turntable, oscillating manifolds,
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Metal Preparation Systems
Industrial Parts Washer RTO-2000-PCS
Passivate Gas Cylinders This extraordinary machine cleans/ passivates gas cylinders inside and out. The system has six (6) individual cleaning chambers, each with a powered door and automatic valves to control flows from 3 tanks and air blow-off. The parts are loaded and unloaded with a robot. A top pneumatic device secures the part before
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Metal Preparation Systems, Metal Working
Conveyor Washer Metal Stamp Domes
Background This company specializes in large metal stampings such as dome covers for pressure tanks. A large portion of their parts are as large as 48″ diameter x 16″ high. Parts Cleaning Problem They needed a high-speed (45 FPM) conveyor washer to remove a heavy coating of lubricant as well as most of the black
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning
Landing Gear Parts Washer
Background This company has manufactured and serviced aircraft components for over 55 years.  Today they employ 20,000 people at 100 facilities in 16 countries.  They manufacture and service landing gear, wheel and brake assemblies, actuator systems, etc. Parts Cleaning Problem At their landing gear service centers, the customer needed batch loaded cleaning systems that can
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning
HPT Blade Parts Washer
Background Hundreds of “Fins” surround the center “Rotor” section of Jet Engines. These fins are actually high pressure turbine (HPT) blades which are very complex. The surface of the part is peppered with tiny EDM holes which lead to a central cavity and larger “root holes” in the rectangular end. Parts Cleaning Problem These blades
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 / Published in Aircraft Parts Cleaning
Jet Engine Rotors Parts Washer
Background This complex rotor part stands about 7 ft. tall, has a 40” diameter at its widest point, and weighs 1,000 lbs. The part has several rows of “HPT BLADES” and is covered with tiny holes. Parts Cleaning Problem First, this tall, 1,000 lb. part had to be fixtured so that the blades and other
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