Factors to Consider When Replacing Parts Washers

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Parts washing is an integral part of the operations process for many industrial enterprises. These heavy duty machines are used to remove contaminants or debris, such as dirt, grime, carbon, oil, grease, and many other kinds of soiling, from transmissions, engines, engine parts, brake drums, wheels or other parts. The cleaning results achieved relates to the quality and reliability of parts washers, and this, in turn, affects the performance of the cleaned components.

Why Replace Your Parts Washers?

It is important to note that parts washers, whilst built to last a long time, will need to be replaced after they have surpassed their efficiency. This is because outdated parts washers can become inefficient at cleaning parts, rendering them unreliable and degrading their quality. Additionally, these legacy parts washers can become prone to breakdowns, causing interruptions in productivity and creating bottlenecks in the overall process. Increased maintenance costs and downtime are also major considerations for replacing parts washers with newer, superior ones.

Some of the numerous benefits of replacing old style parts washers:

  • Elimination of costs involved with the maintenance and/or repair the legacy equipment
  • Reduced labour costs by replacing manual parts washing or manual pressure washing
  • Availability of parts washers that combine wash, rinse, or dry cycles into a single process
  • Elimination of hazardous and toxic chemicals and solvents from the cleaning process
  • Availability of parts washers in a variety of sizes and load capacities
  • Larger variety of models available (front load, top load, agitating, high-pressure, rotary, etc.)
  • Increased automation and ease of operation
  • Newer innovations and capabilities of superior models, such as closed loop cycle, integral recycling/re-use system, etc.
  • Reduced solvent use, waste disposal and running costs
  • Improved ability to meet and exceed work safety and environmental compliance regulations

How to Choose the Best Parts Washers for Your Operations

When researching which parts washers will best fit your needs, determine the following basic requirements:

  • Types of parts that require regular cleaning
  • The sizes of the parts or batches and how much they weigh
  • The complexity of the cleaning process for components
  • Type of operation required (top load, front load, agitating, high-pressure, etc.)
  • Whether you need a standard base model with its limited options, or custom-designed parts washers to meet specific requirements
  • Environmental and waste disposal concerns

Aside from these, you must also take the manufacturer’s capabilities and limitations into account.

  • Does the manufacturer provide installation and setup services?
  • Does the manufacturer provide manuals and other guides for using their machines?
  • Do they also offer their own solvents or detergents?
  • Are they able to provide after-sales technical support, accessories, and other supplies?
  • Is the manufacturer able and willing to address any specific requirements or special challenges you may have?

Purasolve Parts Washers

Purasolve Parts Washers are designed to make parts cleaning easy, fast, and cost-effective. These machines are best used in conjunction with Purasolve Safety Solvents, which can be recycled for up to 2 years, allowing for thousands of dollars of cost savings. What’s more, the Purasolve solvent range introduces replacements for dangerous and toxic substances, such as MEK, Acetone, and products that contain benzene and its derivatives.

You can choose from bath style parts washers, rotary parts washers, high-pressure parts washers, and agitating parts washers. Accessories are also available, including filters and filter kits.

For specific applications, purpose-built machines are available. Let us know your parts washing requirements! Contact us at sales@envirofluid.com or 1800 777 580 now.

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