Industrial Washers

Parts washers are one of the last steps in the parts manufacturing process; they are designed to clean and degrease mass quantities of small or large parts in preparation for surface treatment and distribution. Newly machined, forged or fabricated products are usually coated in oils, chemicals, burrs, abrasive dust, debris, paint and other residue left over from the fabrication process. Finishing coatings such as zinc, electroplating and powder coatings are not effective if they are applied on a dirty surface.

Parts washer varieties include industrial washers, which are manual, semi-automatic or, most commonly, fully automatic. Parts cleaning systems differ depending on many factors.  Process Equipment offers two varieties of aqueous industrial washers, spray parts washer or agitating parts washers; each variety cleans parts with a different method. Parts cleaners wash many different parts, from large collections of small parts to individual large parts like drums or automotive parts. Aside from industrial manufacturers, the electronics, automotive and medical industries often use industrial parts washers. Equipment, furniture and technology often require paint, powder coatings, zinc coatings, lubricants, electroplating and other surface treatment, none of which would be possible without thorough parts washing in many cases.

Industrial parts washers, consists of a cabinet, a water heater, a filtration system, pumps, scrubbers, brushes and nozzles. Cabinets (also called enclosures or housings) are often made of mild steel or stainless steel at Process Equipment.  Heat exchangers can be gas or electric powered depending on your requirements. The filtration system collects waste and debris generated by the cleaning process. Pumps increase the pressure of sprayers, and scrubbers and brushes help dislodge contaminants from parts. Hot water and detergents are used to break down contaminants and remove them from parts. Process Equipment offers a variety of loading options depending on the parts washer type ranging from fully automated and controlled by a CNC machine to adjust settings to manual loading. The parts being washed can be front or back loaded, and they can be washed in a basket, tray, rack system, by a robotic arm, a rotary table or conveyer belt.

Industrial spray washers, which are quite common, are built with an enclosed conveyer belt that moves parts through a spraying water cleaning machine.  Agitating washers are also immersion washers, and after the parts are underwater and coated in solvent, mechanical energy creates a vibrating and mixing action via impellers or paddles. Both of these aqueous parts washing systems are effective in cleaning parts ranging from small to large.

Agitation Parts Washers

Spray Parts Washers