For those who are not familiar with industrial parts cleaning, parts washers is a type of equipment designed to thoroughly clean large unique parts such as cylinder blocks. Most of the washers these days clean parts using turbulent immersion and high-impact spray to remove stubborn dirt, machine oils, grease, and metal chips.
This cleaning system can use either water or solvents to clean contaminants from industrial parts. There are actually many types of parts washers. This cleaning system varies depending on the particular part needed to be cleaned.
Some washers employ filtered hot aqueous cleaning solvents with very little amount of water. The contaminated parts are then loaded through a large door that is specially engineered. This type of washer is designed to provide an automated and long-term solution to improve cleaning while reducing maintenance, and other cost as well.
Another type of parts cleaning washer is a belt conveyor kind that has a very flexible washing system. This design can be installed and manipulated so as to fit floor space of any individual pretty easily. Such design expands to the washing action as well. Such flexibility allows the conveyor belt to be changed to fit different parts as necessary, having a minimal amount of hassle. The downsides of this system however, are the constant motion by the part.
Parts washers were actually developed for automotive and engine repair use. Such are originally designed to support the function of soak tanks. Soak tanks are filled with a mixture of detergent and water that attempts to lessen the grime, fluids, tars or oil build up prior to disassembly and repair.
And since then, a lot of parts cleaning methods have been developed to improve the levels of safety and lessen the environmental hazards. In 1980s environmental and safety issues led to the prohibition of chlorinated solvents for industrial parts cleaning. And in 1971, aqueous based parts washer for cleaning automotive parts was developed. This breakthrough employed hydraulic impact pressure that considerably improved the cleaning power of aqueous washers.