12 August 2015

Spray Washer for Large Castings – Case Study 20700

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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 Problem: Imported castings need to have Cosmoline removed.   Machined parts are also washed to remove chips and oils.  Much of their parts cleaning was done […]

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12 August 2015

Cleaning Bearing Races for Windmills – Case Study 21486

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Background: This company is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy steels, and related components and assemblies. Parts Washing Problem: 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” […]

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12 August 2015

Spray Washer for Turbine Blades & Vanes – Case Study 21326

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Background: This company manufactures turbine blades for jet engines. Parts Cleaning Problem: This company required a parts washer capable of handling 4 different applications: 1) To clean a water soluble zirconium oxide slurry off ceramic coated blades post laser drill.  2) To rinse FPI fluid off uncoated parts.  3) To wash water based coolant off […]

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12 August 2015

Parts Washer for Jet Engine Rotors – Case Study 20703

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Background This company is a leading manufacturer of jet engines. They have used Better Engineering parts cleaning systems for almost 20 years. Parts Cleaning Problem After the rotor is completely assembled (after all the blades are installed), the assembly has to be cleaned to remove oil, dust, fingerprints, pen markings, etc.  The parts washing challenges included […]

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12 August 2015

Parts Washer for Jet Engine Overhaul – Case Study 20901

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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 […]

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12 August 2015

Sanitization Parts Washer – Case Study 21154

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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) […]

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12 August 2015

Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Parts Washer – Case Study 21401

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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, […]

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12 August 2015

Turntable Washer for Landing Gear – Case Study 1079

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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 […]

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12 August 2015

High Pressure Turbine (HPT) Blades Washer – Case Study 1000

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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 […]

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12 August 2015

Spray Washer for Jet Engine Rotors – Case Study 1007

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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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