High-Pressure Water Washing System

The company has developed the U-Jet III high-pressure water washing system that is said to take water washing out of the "washboards and river rocks-era" into the 21st century, and improve water-washing operations over existing systems. A semi-flexible system that can be adapted to clean a family or similar parts, the U-Jet III is used to wash up to six sides of the most complex components such as machined aluminum cylinder heads, engine blocks, hydraulic manifolds and other similar critical components where a chip or contaminant could create serious operational problems and warranty issues once in service. With a triplex pump producing water pressure to 1,015 PSI and delivering it at a maximum flow rate of 13.

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The company has developed the U-Jet III high-pressure water washing system that is said to take water washing out of the "washboards and river rocks-era" into the 21st century, and improve water-washing operations over existing systems. A semi-flexible system that can be adapted to clean a family or similar parts, the U-Jet III is used to wash up to six sides of the most complex components such as machined aluminum cylinder heads, engine blocks, hydraulic manifolds and other similar critical components where a chip or contaminant could create serious operational problems and warranty issues once in service. With a triplex pump producing water pressure to 1,015 PSI and delivering it at a maximum flow rate of 13.00 GPM with sonic velocities to 1,100 ft./sec., the washing system incorporates the company's horn nozzle design to create a controlled cavitation in a washing solution to clean the most complex parts. The part to be cleaned is submerged in a washing solution while the four-axis PLC-controlled robot directs the nozzle jet precisely into the most complex shape and cavity. The cavitation created by the nozzle design drives the washing solution to flow through the tightest formation and threadlike-passage with great force and turbulence to remove the undesirable contaminants. All washing/cleaning operations are controlled by a Mitsubishi PLC controller that interfaces all phases of production. The washing system can complete the part processing operation in one setup. A work area can accommodate parts measuring 20" × 10" × 8" and weighing up to 22 lbs. Depending on the size and cleaning complexity of the part, the U-Jet can run 30 - 100 normal cycles per hour and typically up to 250,000 - 500,000 parts per year. As a precautionary measure to protect its vital components from the working environment and extend the service life of the U-Jet, the company isolates the washing/cleaning-area from the machine zone by a stainless-steel barrier, thereby enclosing vital machine components in a protective zone. This feature also eases accessibility for routine maintenance. Standard equipment includes a 200 V 3 Ph 60 Hz electrical system, a four-axis PLC-controlled robot, an automatic tank filling system, a 0.15 mm wire-mesh chip filter, an oil skimmer and more. Optional equipment includes a fully programmable Fanuc CNC-controlled gantry system, a second clean water tank, a fifth axis part-rotation fixture, workpiece detection, a signal tower, a remote start switch, a 460 V 3 Ph 60 Hz electrical system and more.