Customer: Manufacturer of truck, heavy equipment, and industrial brake components
Item to Clean: Ferrous and cast iron brake calipers and hydraulic control components
Contamination: Machine coolant, oil, and chips
Process Parameters: Pre-wash spray, submerged wash, spray rinse, heated blowoff
Cleanliness Required: Visually clean and oil break free
Dryness Required: 100% dry
Production Rate: Not specified
Machine Type: Aquamaster CM-3600 (Conveyorized Monorail)
A leading global supplier of high-performance and severe-duty brake, clutch, transmission components, construction materials, commercial roofing, tire and wheel, heavy-haul truck trailer, food service, and data transmission industries. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and serves OEM and aftermarket customers in markets including mining, construction, military, agriculture, motorsports and aerospace.
Customer required a cleaning system to be integrated into their monorail conveyor system for cleaning brake calipers and related components. Some components were to be transported through the process directly on hangers at a rate of 40 per hour; others, contained in baskets, at a rate of 20 per hour. Due to the configuration of the components, a submerged wash was required to insure cleaning of internal pockets, cavities, etc. Additionally, parts needed to exit the machine 100% dry, or as close as possible.
Alliance provided an Aquamaster CM-3600 monorail conveyorized parts cleaning system with pre-wash spray, submerged agitated wash, spray rinse and heated blowoff modules. The system utilized natural gas-fired burners for heating the pre-wash, wash, and rinse tanks and the heated blowoff air. The monorail system track within the machine transitioned in elevation to optimize the submersion depth and draining of product within the wash module. A stainless steel oil coalescing system was employed for the efficient separation of oils from the pre-wash solution.