Aircraft Wheels & Brakes Powder Coating – Case Study 20708

Return conveyor aircraft wheel washer C-16 | Better Engineering - Conveyor Washers
Return conveyor aircraft wheel washer C-16 front
Return conveyor aircraft wheel washer C-16 front


This company is the global leader in motion and control technologies for industrial and aerospace markets. They are a leading supplier of aircraft wheels and brakes and related hydraulic products. They were looking for an automated aircraft wheel washer and brake washer for their manufacturing process.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

This plant needed to clean and powder coat a variety of parts, including aircraft wheels and brakes, prior to painting to help ensure the durability of the parts. The steel parts needed to be iron phosphate coated and the aluminum parts needed a Chromium III conversion coating.


The solution was two side-by-side conveyor washers.  They are identical 5-stage C-16-S2/S2/S2/S2/DH systems except they are mirror imaged.  The first system is an aircraft wheel washer and the second system is a brake washer. The stages are wash, rinse, phosphate (or conversion coat), rinse, and dry. The dry stage is powered by a 5HP regenerative blower.  The parts then move around the powered return conveyor for easy unloading.

Additional system features include low water shutoff and automatic fill, an oil skimmer, inline micron filtration for the wash tank, a steam exhaust system, lid safety switches, marine cleanout doors for easy cleaning access to the tanks, a sound shield for the regenerative blower, and a central control station.

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