Cleaning Bearing Races for Windmills – Case Study 21486

Increased Weight Capacity for Wind Turbine Bearings
Turntable Washer C-manifold
Turntable Washer C-manifold

Background:

This company is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy steels, and related components and assemblies.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed to remove grinding coolant, grinding wheel debris, metal chips and excess fluid from wind mill bearing races with through holes and blind holes.  The bearing races range in diameter from 65” – 140” and in weight from 1,000 lbs. – 8,000 lbs. each.

Solution/System:

This RD-14000-PCS has a 145” diameter turntable with a custom “C”-shaped manifold that swings out and lowers over the bearing race to encircle it on 3 sides.  The manifold underneath the turntable sprays the bearing races from the bottom to ensure that the parts are being sprayed with nozzles from all 4 sides for complete

Spray Washer for Large Castings – Case Study 20700

Roll-in Door 70" Diam. Turntable Washer
Roll-in Door 70" Diam. Turntable Washer
Roll-in Door 70″ Diam. Turntable Washer

Background:

This 80 year old company (same family/ 4th generation) manufacturers components for industrial hot and cold water circulation systems: pumps, valves, heat exchanges, air removal devices, etc.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Imported castings need to have Cosmoline removed.   Machined parts are also washed to remove chips and oils.  Much of their parts cleaning was done by hand, which they found to be inefficient.

Solution/System:

The customer bought several Better Engineering parts washers.  Most of these are turntable style spray washers including the RD-7000 unit shown in this case study. This automatic parts washer has a roll-in door, a 70” diameter turntable with 2,500 lb. holding capacity, and 60” working height.

Cleaning Small Weapons Frames – Case Study 21948

Return Conveyor Washer C-24
Return Conveyor C-24
Return Conveyor C-24

Background:

This company designs, manufactures, and distributes small firearms – various models of pistols and rifles for law enforcement and the outdoor sporting industry.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed to clean chips and oils off of small weapons frames and demagnitize them during the manufacturing process.

Solution/System:

This C-24 conveyor washer is designed to clean trays of gun parts. The oval conveyor allows one operator to easily load and unload the trays from one vantage point. The sequence is as follows: 1) place a tray on gravity rollers and slide it onto the demagnetizing unit; 2) tray is then powered through the demag zone, around the turn and into the washing system; 3) trays move through four (4) clean/dry stages – wash, rinse, rinse, and dry; 4) upon exiting the conveyor, the trays come around the other turn and keep moving forward to the next available spot (zoned accumulation.) Eventually , the tray comes right back to the operator.

Automatic Gun Cleaning System – Case Study 20710

Gun Parts Washer
Gun Fixture
Gun Fixture

Background:

The military and large civilian police departments have thousands of guns at their practice ranges. These guns need to be cleaned and kept in top shape.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

Cleaning each gun by hand is extremely time consuming and virtually impossible during busy times. Most ranges need an automatic parts washing system.

Solution/System:

An automatic gun cleaning system – a turntable style jet spray washer with wash, rinse, and dry stages. Precision fixturing allows up to 32 guns to be cleaned in a 20 minute cycle: sixteen rifles (M-4’s or M-16’s) and sixteen pistols (9 mm’s).

Drum Washer to Clean Brass Shell Casings – Case Study 21132

D-24 3-stage drum washer
Drum Washer D-14 Gas Heat
Drum Washer D-14 Gas Heat

Background:

This key corporation in the defense, aerospace, security, and outdoor
sport industries needed to clean 7.62mm brass shell casings in the
manufacturing process.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They were using old parts washers that no longer cleaned their parts efficiently or effectively. They needed new washers to clean the shell casings after heat treatment.

Solution/System:

Parts come to the 3-stage drum washer from an annealing oven and are washed, rinsed and dried at a rate of 30-35 lbs. per minute. The system outputs 26,000 shells per hour sending them to final machining. The drum has “scoops” to bring the fluids into the drum (there are no pumps). In the wet stages, the shells are fully immersed. The drum washer is all stainless steel.

Drum Washer to Clean Multi-Tools – Case Study 22552

D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling
D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling
D-14 Drum Washer for Tooling

Background:

This company is a leading manufacturer of pliers-based multi-purpose tools.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They needed to wash away coolant and cutting oil from knife liners on their newest product line.

Solution/System:

Production needed to accommodate running large batches of small parts (0.15 cubic inches each) for 3 shifts/day, cleaning roughly 100k parts/day; process before stamped/washed/heat treated. A two-stage (wash, dry) rotary drum washer with a 14-inch diameter helix, regenerative blower with sound cover, and oil/water coalescer met their application.

Conveyor Washer for Cleaning Compressor Parts – Case Study 22822

Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts
Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts
Conveyor Washer Compressor Parts

Background:

This company is a leading manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment.

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They were looking for a continuous machine to integrate with their existing in-line process and clean pallets of oily new compressor parts. The pallets are 24″ x 24″ x 24″ (with parts) and a loaded pallet can weigh up to 500 lbs.
ea.

Solution/System:

Our Cyberjet model C-24 delivered precisely the unit they needed.
The pallets automatically transition from the customer’s conveyor to the
washer conveyor on the load end, and vice versa on the unload end.
Throughput is one (1) pallet per 90 seconds. The system consists of
four (4) stages…wash, rinse, rust inhibit, dry and has a 25” belt width,
30” working height, and a 250 lb. per linear foot of conveyor weight
capacity. The conveyor has a heavy-duty drive motor and a variable
speed of 1-5 FPM .

Cleaning Perforated Sheet Metal – Case Study 22969

60" Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal
60" Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal
60″ Wide Conveyor Washer for Perforated Sheet Metal

Background:

This company is one of the largest perforated metal manufacturers in the world. 

Parts Cleaning Challenge:

They design and manufacture expanded metal, as well as perforated aluminum sheets, of all sizes. They are removing cutting oils from perforated metal sheets. The sheets vary in size with the smallest size being 24” x 24” and the largest being 60.25” W x 120” L . Throughput is 100 sheets per hour with a working envelope of 61” W x 3” H.

Solution/System:

A conveyor washer cleaning system was designed with a 60″ wide belt and wash, rinse, and heated dry cycles, as well as a blow-off between each to eliminate cross contamination and aid in the drying process.  This machine runs at 22 feet per minute!  Dynes tests were performed at different wash speeds to meet tight cleaning specifications.