Our machines are designed to accommodate standard baskets and containers or individually tailored fixtures. The versatility of our aqueous cleaning process gives you total flexibility to address various disparate components in one machine. In addition, our comprehensive understanding of wash chemistry – supported by our own in house design, laboratory and testing facility – this means that we can supply the optimum blend of equipment, consumables and expertise that manufacturing industry demands.
System integration is part of the MecWash story. It is vital that each parts washing system in the range integrates seamlessly with other handling and ancillary equipment. From manual roller conveyors, scissor lifts, load tables and cooling tunnels to fully automated loading and unloading systems each MecWash installation can be tailored to meet precise handling requirements.
The MecWash process combines rotating components held securely in baskets, fixtures or plastic containers about the horizontal axis and subjecting them to a high volume spray or flood process producing a powerful washing action that fully penetrates the workload.
The MecWash technology includes:
- Continuous rotation of the workload ensures all component surfaces, including blind holes and drillings, are given a constant ‘flushing’ action to remove contamination.
- Rotation during drying also eliminates the risk of solution traps in component recesses that may lead to corrosion and staining.
- Dedicated jetting through a rotary coupling allows specific areas of the component such as blind holes, oil ways and water jackets to be continually flushed at close quarters throughout the component rotation.
- Ultrasonics can also be incorporated to release tenacious and adhered contaminants such as heavy greases, polishing compounds and lapping pastes.
- A combination of hot air and vacuum drying ensures moisture is removed from all component surfaces including small blind holes, internal galleries and mating faces.
- In-Line Bag or Cartridge Filtration located between the pump and workload maintains clean wash and rinse solutions and eliminates the risk of removed soils re-contaminating cleaned components.
- Mesh strainer basket between the wash chamber and solution tanks prevents metal swarf and other debris building up in the tanks. Additional swarf tank or swarf conveyors can be used if required.
- Free oils are continuously removed using an oil separator or skimmer.
- Steam and chemical vapours are extracted from within the enclosed process chamber or condensed back into the wash tank.
- Minimal heat loss due to enclosed solution holding tanks and insulation.
- Designed to integrate with manual or automated roller conveyor handling installations or robotics