WHAT IS A PARTS WASHER?
Parts Washers are the general term for industrial cleaning equipment used in manufacturing or maintenance type operations to clean dirty parts or dirty components. In manufacturing operations, cleaning parts with a parts washer is an important step in the process. To accept surface treatment and finishing, parts require cleaning of grease and fabrication residue.
Parts washer types include cold cleaning, vapor degreasers, and conveyor type degreasers. Parts washer designs include manual and automatic operation in top load, front load, pass-through tunnel conveyor, agitation dip tank, and return-to-operator RTO carousel.
WHAT ARE SOME CLEANING METHODS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTS WASHERS?
Aqueous Cleaning: Renegade Aqueous parts washers utilize environmentally friendly pH neutral or alkaline water-based solutions that break down and remove dirt from part surfaces using detergent and water under high heat and pressure. As opposed to alternative systems that use solvents that include petroleum-based solvents such as mineral spirits, and naphtha, along with organic type solvents like trichloroethane, trichlorethylene, benzene, and xylenes.
WHY ARE PARTS WASHERS A SAFETY CONCERN?
Parts washers utilize solutions that eventually become used up and must be disposed of. Some used parts washer cleaning solutions may be considered a special hazardous waste and require special industrial processing.
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WHAT TYPE OF INDUSTRIES USE RENEGADE AQUEOUS PARTS WASHERS AND DETERGENTS?
Aqueous parts washers are an effective cleaning solution for a wide variety of industrial applications, including Automobile Repair Facilities, Automotive Fleet, Aviation and Aircraft Parts, Power Sports and Leisure, Fabrication Parts Cleaning, Heavy Duty Trucking, Heavy Repair, Industrial Parts Cleaning, Large Casting CNC Machining Facilities, Machine Shops, Production Cleaning, Production Engine Shops, Production Machining Facilities, Remanufacturing Facilities, Screw Machine, Small Engine Repair, Transit, Transmission Machine Shops, and Transportation Production Centers.
ARE HOT WATER AND DETERGENTS REALLY ABLE TO CLEAN AS WELL AS SOLVENTS?
Aqueous cabinet parts washers have proven to be an effective cleaning solution, and in many cases hot water and detergents can clean better then solvents, while leaving no residue or coating on your parts. Parts are thoroughly cleaned of grease, oil or lubricants in a high temperature and high-pressure spray environment.
IS WATER-BASED PARTS CLEANING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN USING SOLVENTS TO CLEAN MY PARTS?
NO, most companies see a huge savings when they convert to water based parts cleaning. Water and detergents are usually cheaper and there is normally no disposal cost. The environmental fees and costs associated with solvent usage are eliminated. Water based solutions also have a longer cycle life, saving your company money on multiple levels.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO CHANGE OUT THE PARTS WASHER CLEANING SOLUTION?
Cleaning solution changing schedules can vary from company to company. Solution replacement times will vary depending upon the amount and type of usage. A person using the parts washer to remove light oils and surface dirt may only be required to change the cleaning solution every 30 days or more. While a person cleaning a lot of heavily soiled, greasy parts may be required to change cleaning solution every 14 days or less. Cleaning solution replacement times will depend upon your specific application.
ARE WATER-BASED CLEANING WASTES A PROBLEM TO DEAL WITH?
NO, water-based cleaning waste is much simpler to deal with. Usually the cleaning solution can be emptied into the sewer system in most cities.
WHAT KIND ELECTRICAL CONFIGURATIONS ARE OFFERED FOR AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL PARTS WASHERS?
Renegade Automatic and Manual Parts Washers are available in a variety of electrical configurations, including in 110-volt, 230 Volt Single Phase, and 230 Volt 3 Phase.
HOW MANY PARTS CAN BE WASHED IN A BATCH?
Renegade Parts Washers are available in a wide range of size options and load capacities to accommodate parts and components. Renegade Automatic Front Load Parts Washers operate with a gear driven turntable to hold multiple parts, with options such as parts trees and two-tiered turntables to accommodate additional parts. Renegade Automatic Top Load Tumbler Parts Washers can handle batches of small parts such as screw machine parts or fasteners. For high volume cellular operations, Renegade Pass-Through Conveyor Systems and Return to Operator (RTO) Parts Washers are an effective solution.
WHAT RENEGADE PARTS WASHERS SOLUTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION PROCESS OPERATIONS REQUIRING CLEAN SPECIFICATIONS?
Clean spec requirements and stringent warranty requirements demand higher quality standards, and Renegade’s Industrial “I-Series” Parts Washers feature custom options and configurations to clean and dry complex multi-ported parts in cellular manufacturing operations. Renegade engineers and sales representatives listen to your special cleaning challenges to create the parts washing system that will meets clean spec requirements. Adding rinse cycles, dry cycles, higher filtration, custom fixtures, or robotic loading and unloading are options designed to meet or exceed your application. Renegade Parts Washers and Solvent-Free Detergents has a history of custom engineering design experience, with the breadth of product in models, options and configurations designed for industrial cleaning. Read more here.
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