Parts Cleaning Machinery
Parts cleaning is the method by which grease and other contaminates are removed from the surface from any metal item set to be plated, or the method by which contaminates and machining residue is removed from completed parts. Parts cleaning machinery is any type of equipment that aids in this cleaning process.
Parts cleaning machinery may be differentiated by the following techniques: manual, mechanical/semi-automatic, automatic and robot-supported. It may be quite simple, rather complex or used as part of a larger procedure, like electroplating or galvanizing. Here is an example of a fairly common procedure: 1) pre-cleaning 2) main cleaning 3) rinsing 4) rinsing with deionized water 5) rinsing with corrosion protection 6) drying. The processes used by parts cleaning machinery are quite varied. Examples include: sprinkling, spraying, power washing, blasting, flooding, movement of parts (turning, oscillating, etc.), circulation of bath/agitation, gas/air injection into bath, boiling under pressure, injection flooding, pressure flooding, ultrasonic cleaning, megasonic cleaning and carbon dioxide cleaning.