Simplifying Aqueous Cleaning Decisions

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The four basic methods for performing water-based cleaning operations in metalworking are outlined and described in this article, “Choosing the Right Aqueous Cleaning Operation.”

Operator standing next to Ransohoff aqeous cleaning system

Aqueous systems can be designed to fit almost any part cleaning application and are safer than using solvents. 

Choosing the most effective aqueous cleaning method is not always easy, especially when a shop considers all the factors involved. According to the article, “Choosing the Right Aqueous Cleaning Operation,” in addition to the customer’s own requirements, manufacturers must also factor in part geometry, the material used, the shape of the chips to be cleaned, throughput, and the need for quick change-outs between different types of parts, to name some considerations.  

In this article, Jeff Mills, national sales manager for the Ransohoff division of Cleaning Technologies Group, describes the four basic methods for performing water-based cleaning operations in metalworking: standard spray, total immersion, ultrasonics, and high-pressure spray. It covers how each process is performed, to which parts each process is most suited and the kind of work a machine shop is doing that would lead them to choose one process over another.

Read the article in its entirety here.


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