Degreasing is a significant part of surface preparation. Without it, processes like shot-blasting, shot-peening, and painting cannot happen. For effective degreasing, industrial parts should be placed in a parts washer machine suited to both the size and shape of the part being washed. These are just a few of the different types of parts washer machines available.
A rotary parts washer is ideal for washing large or small metal parts in single batch increments. A crane on a rotating platform hoists the object being washed into the machine. During each revolution, jets spray the part at every angle with a powerful washing solution set to a temperature of the facility’s choice.
A chain mesh washer works similarly to a rotary washer, but on a continuous basis. Instead of putting the parts on a table that spins, operators place the parts on a mesh conveyor belt that transports them into a wash chamber. There, powerful jets spray the parts with a washing solution. After that, the parts move optionally into a rinse chamber and then into a drying chamber. Chain mesh belt wash systems are best used for a continual process line of parts that fit the designed and engineered opening of the expected part to clean.
As the name would suggest, agitating tanks are large tanks of washing solution where objects are completely submerged. Once inside the tank, the hot solution is then agitated, helping to clean the surface more thoroughly. Agitating tanks are excellent for larger parts, such as engine block heads. This machine gets into small crevices that jets may not reach, as the parts are underwater.
Parts presented to the washer on a monorail allow for a hands free operation once loaded to the conveyor. Once loaded to the conveyor they are washed in numerous stages of wash or phosphate type solutions, then to rinse and drying stations for hands free presentation to the paint line or whatever the next stage of operation is. These washers are highly flexible and will wash whatever can be hung on a hook.
A tumble wash machine is perfect to wash numerous small parts. These machines allow a large batch of smaller parts to be loaded into a chamber. Once inside, the machine continually tumbles the parts while jets blast tempered water to loosen dirt, grime and clean all the parts. Degreasing is necessary, so it is crucial to find the type of parts washer machines that best serves your facility’s needs. We supply all of these heavy duty parts washers, and more at Viking Blast and Wash, and we are on hand to provide repair services for any machines.