• Customer: Automotive die-casting company

  • Item to Clean: Machined die-cast aluminum engine manifold

  • Contamination: Machine coolant, chips, light oils

  • Process Parameters: Wash, rinse (rust inhibit), dry

  • Cleanliness Required: Visually clean and free of chips

  • Dryness Required: 100% dry

  • Production Rate: 1500-2500 pieces per day

  • Machine Type: Aquamaster CC-2400 (Indexing)

Customer Background

Customer is a Tier 1 die-cast supplier to the automotive industry providing a level of quality that meets and exceeds auto manufacturing standards and flexible to cater to unique customer demands.

Challenge

The customer was looking for a machine to wash, rinse (rust inhibit) and dry aluminum die cast engine manifolds.  The anticipated production rate was 1500 pieces / day based on 20 hours of operation with the possibility to go to 2500 pieces / day.  The parts needed to be indexed to clean specific passages.  Manual loading and unloading of the parts was preferred.

Solution

Alliance provided an Aquamaster CC-2400 with dual chain indexing conveyor.  The conveyor dimensional capacity was designed with a 24″ wide x 12″ high product clearance.  Part fixtures were provided on 24″ centers to orientate the part for optimal conveying and cleaning.  A special 360° return loop conveyor was included, offering sufficient access for part load and unload.