Industrial washers clean, degrease and sometimes dry mass quantities of large or small industrial parts in preparation for distribution, surface treatment or assembly. Oils, chemicals, burrs and other residue left over from the fabrication process must be removed from the surface of parts before they can undergo the surface finishing process. Coatings such as zinc and electroplating cannot be effectively applied atop grease or contaminating dirt. Read More…
Alliance Manufacturing, Inc.Fond du Lac, WI | 800-969-7960
Alliance Manufacturing, Inc. specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of aqueous parts washers and parts cleaning systems for the industrial products market. Our engineers have developed a full line of aqueous parts cleaning systems, including belt, chain, monorail, and more.$$$
TEMCO Parts WashersEdmond, OK | 800-245-1869
A family-based business since 1978 with an emphasis on products made in the USA, Temco has an underlying goal of Simplicity and Reliability with all its products. We carry a large inventory of machines and parts. We also carry Temco detergents that are specially blended for fast and rigorous cleaning. With our customer support and exceptional manufacturing abilities, Temco is focused on building the best parts washers on the market to facilitate a quick customer ROI.$$$
Niagara Systems, LLCMentor, OH | 440-259-2500
Niagara Systems LLC has offered turnkey custom parts washing systems for over 80 years. With our customization capabilities, our parts washing systems stand out from the competition.$$$
Cleaning Technologies GroupCincinnati, OH | 800-248-9274
We are industry leaders and innovators in the world of parts washers. We offer an extensive list of parts washing equipment, from automotive washers to precision washers for medical industries.$$$
Great Lakes Finishing EquipmentSouth Elgin, IL | 708-345-5300
Great Lakes Finishing Equipment, Inc. specializes in supplying parts washers for even the most demanding cleaning jobs. Equipment includes table washers, drum washers, aqueous rotary baskets, aqueous belt washing systems, & more. Let our parts washing specialists assist you with your specific washing applications. Contact us today for all of your parts washer needs.$$$
Industrial washers may be designed as multi-stage processes, cleaning, deburring, drying, surface treating and even powder coating all in one application. Other parts washing machinery may be as simple as a single-stage immersion aqueous parts washing tub. Industrial washers use water, aqueous chemical solutions, ultrasonic blasts and agitation to achieve clean part surfaces; sometimes non-aqueous methods such as vapor cleaning, acoustic cleaning, laser ablation and vibration cleaning are used. Most industrial washers use aqueous parts washing to remove contaminating surface oils, although non-aqueous methods are sometimes used where aqueous cleaning is not possible.
The two main methods aqueous industrial washers use are immersion washing and spray washing. Immersion washing, also called agitation, immerses unfinished parts in a hot organic or chemical water-based solvent in a wire mesh basket that rotates, turns, shakes and generally agitates dirt off of the parts. Immersion washers may be as simple as a tub in which parts are manually placed or removed, or they may be a series of tubs with different washing, rinsing and treating solvents and automated arms that move baskets between them.
Spray washers spray water and water-based cleaning solutions onto parts at high velocities to remove dirt; there are many different types of spray washers for different types of part washing. Cabinet washers, cell washers, conveyor belt washers, monorail/overhead systems, rotary tumblers and pallet/dunnage washers all utilize spray washing techniques.
Most aqueous parts washing solvents have until very recently been chemical-based, but recent rises in environmental and worker safety concerns and regulations have made the use of organic solvents much more common. Ultrasonic cleaning is a new, innovative type of precision cleaning that requires far smaller solvent concentrations than traditional washing, cutting down on harmful and expensive waste.
Tiny air blasts burst against parts' surfaces, cleaning effectively in crevices other washing techniques can't reach. Automotive industrial washers often use ultrasonic cleaning to reduce the risk of hazardous malfunction due to part contamination. The same is true for medical, surgical, dental and electronics parts washing.
In an industry that depends upon exactness and precision, parts contaminated with foreign chemicals, oil, grease or shavings can mean the difference between smoothly operating machinery and loss of thousands of dollars or even lives. Industrial washers provide an essential function in industrial manufacturing, not only by providing thorough cleaning solutions but also by reducing labor costs. With the multitude of part sizes, shapes and cleaning requirements, industrial washer manufacturers often provide custom solutions, designing and fabricating equipment or equipment systems tailored to a company's unique parts washing requirements.