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Factors to Consider for Selecting a Parts Washer

Not all industrial parts washers are created equally. These factors help determine the appropriate aqueous parts washer for cleaning your dirty parts.

  • Type of parts to clean - What type of parts are to be washed in the parts washer? engines, heads, oil pans, bearings, electric motors, crankcase, diesel heads, wheels, engine blocks
  • Material of parts to clean - What material or materials are the parts made of? metal, plastic, steel, stainless, cast iron, brass, copper - different materials require different types of detergents and different parts washers for proper cleaning.
  • Size of parts - the size of the parts determines the minimum size parts washer turntable diameter and work height.Types of soils to remove - What type of soils must be removed in the parts washer? oil, grease,carbon, paint, cosmoline, rubber, varnish.
  • Quantity of parts to clean - Volume of parts per day helps to determine the mechanical energy the parts washer must deliver to clean the parts. It determines the required cycle time that is available.
  • Cleanliness level required - How will it be determined if the parts washer cleaned the parts properly? visual inspection, particle count, millipore test
  • Washing Impact Energy - How much washing horsepower do you need to cause the cleaning you desire? What power density is required - the horsepower required rises exponentially as the turntable diameter increases. Power density is the horsepower supplied per cubic foot of work volume.
  • Power Wash or Spray Wash - What type of washing process is required? A Jet Spray Washer has limited cleaning ability, depending primarily on flooding the parts with hot chemically concentrated wash solution. In the Power Wash process, utilized in all StingRay Industrial Parts Washers, dirty parts come clean using ultra hot solution blasted at the parts with high hydraulic impact energy. The oscillating spray manifold further enhances the cleaning as parts are blasted with the hot solution at a different angle on each rotation of the turntable.
  • Space in your Plant for parts washer - Is there enough room for the parts washer to move it in to the plant and is there enough space in the work are for the parts washer? consider the door openings, isle way size, parts staging are, door swing, maintenance areas around the parts washer.
  • Part handling - how will the parts be moved into the parts washer? Over head crane, parts washer mounted jib crane, fork-lift, manually.
  • Power Source - What electrical power is available to operate your machine? What is the voltage? Is it three phase or single phase power? What is the total load your electrical supply can handle? Do you have enough amperage for the machine?

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