inline parts washer
  • Customer: Provider of professional hand tools

  • Item to Clean: Pliers, up to 12″

  • Contamination: Machine oils

  • Cleanliness Required: Visually clean

  • Dryness Required: As dry as possible

  • Production Rate: 25 inches per minute

  • Process Parameters: Wash, ambient blowoff

  • Machine Type: Aquamaster CB-1600E (Conveyorized Belt)

Customer Background

The customer is a U.S.-based manufacturer of professional-grade hand tools, used primarily for electrical and utility applications.


The customer needed a machine that could remove machine oils from various sizes of pliers. The pliers needed to exit visually clean and as dry as possible without the use of a heat blower.

load end of a parts washer


Alliance provided an Aquamaster CB-1600E conveyorized belt aqueous parts washer with a woven-wire conveyor belt. The conveyor includes a center lane divider and side guards to reduce the gaps on the sides of the belt. In the blowoff zone, air knives are adjustable for height. Other features include a mist collector, oil coalescer, chemical injection, and a micro-filtration chamber.

Cleaning Method

Aqueous cleaning was chosen because a simple inline process was ideal for cleaning hand tools.

inside of blowoff zone of parts washer
Download Application Case Study