Our small automatic parts washers are a perfect fit for small parts in cellular-based manufacturing environments such as medical device manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, machine shops and job shops.
The automated part cleaning equipment performs an automated process of cleaning, rinsing, optional secondary rinsing, and drying by moving the fluids from heated storage tanks into a single ultrasonic process tank, rather than moving the parts basket through a series of tanks. The entire process required to clean, rinse, optional second rinse and dry manufactured metal parts is performed at the push of a button with user-defined cycles via touch-panel screen. The PLC computer-controlled fill-and-drain sequence cycles parts through the cleaning, rinsing, and hot air drying processes; all within a single-chambered unit.
Small 3.5 Gallon Ultrasonic Automated Part Cleaning Equipment
We move the fluids NOT the parts… This results in a savings of nearly 50% of system cost over traditional ultrasonic multi-tanks that use overhead basket carrier automation part cleaning equipment.
Modular heated storage tanks complete the small parts washer system for re-use of detergents and rinse water. This configuration also allows for more flexible processing as adding an additional storage tank can allow for using an additional cleaning chemistry / detergent, acid etching, FPI (Fluorescent penetrant inspection) dye penetration, etc.
This automatic parts washer system configuration removes operator interaction, variability and eliminates exposure to chemicals. The small parts cleaner end result is higher quality cleaned parts with tighter process controls which can be easily validated for regulated products like medical device and aerospace. The operator simply puts dirty parts in, optionally selects from various program cleaning cycles, hits start and returns to cleaned, dry parts.
Common Applications for Automatic Parts Cleaner Systems
- Ultrasonic part cleaning of water soluble machining coolants, chips, particulate, and true machining/cutting oils, buffing and lapping compounds and subsequent passivation
- Medical device stainless steel, titanium, tantalum parts cleaning
- Aerospace small parts passivation
- Machine centers part washing
- Small mold cleaning (shown on a larger scale in the case study)
- Automated Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning System for Medical Device and General Parts (shown with optional passivation process in the case study)
The automated small parts cleaner system configurations below are most common, but systems of any size from 3.5 to 100+ gallons and 1 foot to 15 feet long can be fabricated based on customer application for little to no custom costs. Systems can contain pH and conductivity meters to monitor wash and RO / DI rinse solutions.
|Liquid Capacity (gallons)
|Ultrasonic Power (Watts)
|Hot Air Dryer (Watts)
|Tank Dimensions (l x w x h)
|Main Process Unit Dimensions (l x w x h)
|Storage Tank Capacity (gallons ea)
|12″ x 10″ x 8″
|24″ x 13″ x 18″ (tabletop)
|18″ x 12″ x 10″
|28″ x 22″ x 39″
|24″ x 14″ x 12″
|28″ x 22″ x 39″
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