Precision Cleaning Jet Engine Parts – Case Study 21805

turntable washer for aerospace cleaning
Jet Engine Parts Cleaning System RD-6000-PCS
Jet Engine Parts Cleaning System RD-6000-PCS

Background

This company is a leading American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. Their aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation and military aviation. Jet engine parts cleaning is critical to ensure optimal product safety and performance.

Parts Cleaning Challenge

They needed an aqueous parts washer for final, precision cleaning of critical jet engine components.

Solution/System

The solution was twin, automated precision cleaning systems. Each unit has a 60-inch diameter turntable and a 60-inch working height with a roll-in door. The system also has two identical 300-gallon tanks for high volume wash and rinse stages, as well as fresh-rinse and dry stages.

The parts being cleaned can be as large as 55-inches in diameter and have internal cavities. A center-drop spray/dry manifold automatically lowers into the parts to clean the inner diameter.

Other features include a part collision sensor for the ID manifold, all stainless steel construction, steam heat for the tanks, a steam exhaust system and mist collector, a vacuum system, a viewing window, a mist collector, a 20HP regenerative blower with sound shield, a 10″ HMI screen, and more.

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Long Spray Washer for Jet Engine Rotors – Case Study 21766

Impulse-80 Long Spray Washer | Better Engineering
Long Spray Washer Impulse-80
Long Spray Washer Impulse-80

Impulse Wide-80
Background

This company is a leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. They were looking for a long spray washer to accommodate jet engine rotors.

Parts Cleaning Challenge

The company was using an older spray washer and needed to replace it with a system that would be able to clean all areas of a rotor.

Solution/System

The Impulse Wide-80 is a top-loading spray washer and is designed to automatically clean jet engine rotors in a horizontal orientation. The work envelope is 80″ long x 33″ in diameter and the overall weight capacity is 2,000 lbs. This is a fully automatic, two-stage wash/dry system with spray and dry manifolds that oscillate around the rotor (the rotor remains stationary). The unit has two, plastic-lined “V” fixtures that move laterally and adjust vertically for different parts. The lid is powered up and down with pneumatic cylinders and opens at 90° for complete overhead access. A 12.8 kW air heater automatically dries parts with compressed air.

The system has a 400-gallon wash tank with a 15 HP vertical, seal-less pump. Particles and oils are filtered out of the heated wash tank through an in-line micron filtration system and an oil/water coalescer. All wetted parts on the machine are stainless steel with 1-inch insulation covering the steel panels.

Additional system features include a steam exhaust system, mist collector, automatic water level controls, timers for wash and dry stages, and a NEMA-12 central control station.

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Jet Engine Exhaust Rings Parts Washer – Case Study 21480

Jet Engine Exhaust Ring Parts Washer F-4000LX-ULT
Jet Engine Exhaust Ring Parts Washer F-4000LX-ULT
Jet Engine Exhaust Ring Parts Washer F-4000LX-ULT

F-4000LX-PCS Parts Washer

Background

This company specializes in aerospace sheet metal fabrication and design for complex aerospace applications. They are a supplier to the world’s major, leading aircraft and aerospace engine manufacturers. They were in need of a jet engine exhaust rings parts washer to shrouds in the manufacturing process.

Parts Cleaning Challenge

Their old system was having issues with particulates coming off of the inside surface and depositing on their parts. They needed a stainless steel precision cleaning system to keep this from happening and to meet stringent aerospace cleaning requirements.

Solution/System

They purchased the F-4000LX-PCS jet engine exhaust rings parts washer to clean the shrouds.  Each part is approximately 36” in diameter and 27” in height.  To clean the inner diameter to the same degree as the outer diameter, a powered spray/ dry manifold gets automatically lowered into the center of the parts. This stainless steel system has two high-volume tanks with wash and rinse stages and a 10HP regenerative blower for a heated dry stage.

Additional system features include a steam exhaust system, mist collector, micron filtration system, full insulation, automatic waster level controls and auto-fill, vertical seal-less pumps, oil/waster coalescer, and a central control station with a PLC, 10″ HMI, and main disconnect.

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