12/13/2013 | 1 MINUTE READ

Vapor Degreasing Offers Time Savings and Cleaner Parts

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Look into a new vapor degreasing system that is not only self-contained, but saves energy, reduces labor and efficiently cleans.

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If keeping it simple is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, listen up. Make a commitment to cleaner parts in 2014, the easy way. First, look into a new vapor degreasing system that is not only self-contained, but saves energy, reduces labor and efficiently cleans.

One example of a vapor degreasing system, the Minio 85C from Dürr Ecoclean, delivers degreasing and cleaning results with non-halogenated hydrocarbons through high-power injection flood washing and circulation filtration. The entire multi-stage cleaning process (cleaning, rinsing, vapor degreasing and vacuum drying) takes place in a single work chamber under vacuum.

After implementing this system at Northwest Automatics Inc., one person works on parts cleaning for only 4 hours a day (as compared with about 16 person-hours per day previously), and the cleaning system keeps up with the output. The company is able to stay ahead of production with less time invested, and the parts are better cleaned than they had been before, according to “Power in Compact Cleaning."

The MecWash AVD is another good example of a cleaning system that’s capable of cleaning all types of contamination. This high temperature, ultrasonic, vacuum dry, aqueous vapor degreaser’s process starts with parts being first cleaned in an ultrasonic tank of chemicals at 140°F. The sensors are then moved to the wash chamber to be cleaned using ultrasonic wash and rinse, flood wash and rinse, and spray wash and rinse cycles. The cleaning process concludes with a 285°F hot air blow dry and a deep-drawn vacuum dry to ensure that all moisture is pulled out of the parts. To read more about this system and its application in a shop, read “Aqueous System Helps Clean Up the Process.” 

These vapor degreasing systems, according to their users, meet rigorous cleanliness requirements in an environmentally friendly manner. 

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