Turntable Washer for Landing Gear – Case Study 1079

by bettereng1neer1ng / 12 August 2015 / No Comments

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 clean the main landing gear assembly prior to inspection.

The System / Solution

F-4000-LX-P Purifier System

Use a turntable style spray washer that is big enough to accept the entire “T” shaped hydraulic assembly.  A fixture was designed for the turntable that allows the piece to be safely loaded and supported; the spray manifolds were customized for the parts in question.

An F-4000-LX-P “Purifier”  jet washing system with a 40” diameter turntable and 60” of inside working height automatically progresses through wash, rinse, and dry stages.  All wetted parts are stainless steel and a  7.5 HP wash pump outputs 150 GPM at 60 PSI.