CentriSpray NCW550 Parts Washer Bucks Traditional Design, Emphasizes Versatility
A CNC parts washer designed to clean, deburr and dry prismatic parts such as engine blocks, cylinder heads, valve bodies, transmission housings and other power transmission components.
The CentriSpray NCW550 is a CNC parts washer designed to clean, deburr and dry prismatic parts such as engine blocks, cylinder heads, valve bodies, transmission housings and other power transmission components. While traditional part washers are designed for specific applications, Fives Cinetic’s machine is flexible to surface finish with various tools, making the machine universal to application solutions, the company says.
The NCW550 uses a tool changer, enabling the machine to switch between tools, which can be programmed for a variety of parts. This feature makes it suitable for cleaning and drying complicated geometries found in many automotive powertrain components.
A variety of media can be introduced to the part through the toolholder, which is rated for pressures up to and exceeding 5,000 psi. The part being cleaned is manipulated using three of the five axes and can be exposed to the cleaning media in optimum positions for the cleaning and drying. The tool itself uses the other two axes to rapidly move around the part to complete the speed and adaptability needed.
The NCW550 is more compact than conventional part washers, saving floor space and resources, the company says. Its use of various sensors, meters and software allows for self-diagnostics of the machine. This alerts the customer to possible issues, such as flow restriction or motor vibrations that may impede optimum function, therefore depleting the efficiency of the machine.
Cleaning is loosely defined as the process of removing unwanted contaminants or dirt from a surface. It does not alter the surface physically or chemically. A properly cleaned surface is just the same as it was prior to cleaning, except it is missing the dirt.
Machining operations such as turning, milling, drilling and grinding leave traces of contaminants behind on workpieces. Ultrasonic cleaning allows for the removal of coolant, chips, polishing paste and other residue in a quick, reliable and economical manner.
Stringent standards on precision cleaning ensure reliable and trouble-free performance in the final product.