Industrial parts cleaning is certainly important in the manufacturing process, as the removal of unwanted contaminants such as oil, dust or dirt from workpieces will make things go more smoothly. Industrial parts cleaning is certainly important in the manufacturing process, as the removal of unwanted contaminants such as oil, dust or dirt from workpieces will make things go more smoothly. Although that sounds simple at first, achieving successful cleaning results takes a lot of requirements that need to be met.
There needs to be a safe and proper handling of the parts and chemistry involved, and there needs to be an assurance that all environmental compliance issues are met. On top of that, there is usually a very high requirement from the OEM to avoid quality issues, and also a process must be in place to meet the high throughput requirement to meet a facilities production goals.
In essence, the plan for a good industrial parts cleaning process involve the proper time it takes to clean the parts, the correct temperatures, the necessary mechanical equipment to house the cleaning process, and most importantly the proper chemistry that will clean the parts correctly.
There is no question that vapor degreasing is one of the best and most efficient ways to clean parts that may have oils, lubricants and other contaminants on them. Just imagine how many miles these parts have traveled since they were manufactured and you have received them, and then you can appreciate just how much the parts need to be thoroughly cleaned.
Modern equipment can be used to clean a vast diversity of parts, from small parts to pipes up to several feet long. It can usually operate a number of different cleaning programs that are tailored for the application. The machines are equipped with a side or top entry/exit, together with protected loading/unloading zones. Additional technical features ensure low emissions and increased efficiency: the abatement loop, for example, reduces the solvent concentration in the cleaning chamber before unlocking the unloading door.