Camshaft and Engine Block Cleaning – Case Study 21980

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Conveyor Washer Engine Blocks
Conveyor Washer Engine Blocks

Background

This company is a leader in logistics and synchronous contract automotive manufacturing. They build a variety of highly complex sub-assemblies for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s). Part of their manufacturing process involves camshaft, crankshaft, and engine block cleaning.

Cleaning Challenge

Cleaning transaxle parts after machining is imperative to ensure proper product functionality. This company needed an automated cleaning system for transaxle parts that could keep up with the number of units that are manufactured and are processed through the assembly line.

Solution

The solution was two identical conveyor washers with custom fixturing. One designed for camshaft cleaning with special fixtures to hold camshafts and crankshafts and the other for engine block cleaning. These systems wash, rinse, and dry 120 parts, or sets of parts, every hour (the next step is assembly). Electronic sensors and operator flag switches allow the conveyor to index to the next part.

Each system is comprised of two 60-inch spray modules (wash and rinse) and a heated dry module with a 10HP centrifugal blower.

Other features include a parallel chain conveyor, stainless steel construction with insulation, an inline filtration system and multi-stage particle filters, a marine cleanout door, door safety switches, a steam exhaust system, an oil/ water coalescer, and a central control station with PLC.

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Parts Washer for Engine Blocks – Case Study 20819

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Engine Piston Carousel Washer

Background:

This car manufacturing company is at the leading edge of quality. Parts are constantly pulled off the line, cleaned and measured.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Parts have to be clean and dry before being put into a CMM (coordinate measuring machine) unit. The engine block in question is big, heavy, and complex.

Solution/System:

This RTO-R-4000 rotor parts washer spins the engine block on a horizontal axis so the contaminants (chips and oil) and the residual water are completely flushed from the blind holes and passageways. The system has a dolly that easily rolls into the spray chamber and locks itself into the rotor.

Conveyor Washer for Automotive Parts – Case Study 23281

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Conveyor Washer for Engine Blocks & Automotive Parts
Conveyor Washer for Engine Blocks & Automotive Parts

Background:

This is a mass rebuilding factory for one of the large car manufacturers.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

All large components (e.g., engines and transmissions) that require warranty repair are sent from the car dealers to this factory for rebuilding. Cleaning is fundamental to their process.

Solution/System:

This Cyberjet C-24 conveyor washer with a 24” wide heavy-duty belt can accept a variety of automotive parts such as engine blocks, transmission cases, camshafts, crankshafts, or basket loads of parts. System includes wash and rinse stages with heated tanks for recirculation and features stainless steel construction, insulation, steam exhaust, heavy-duty filtration, oil-water coalescer, and more.