Cleaning V-6 engine covers
  • Customer: Manufacturer of machined cast aluminum components

  • Item to Clean: Cast aluminum V-6 front engine covers

  • Contamination: Machine coolant and chips

  • Process Parameters: Wash, rinse, ambient blowoff

  • Cleanliness Required: Visually clean and oil break free

  • Dryness Required: As dry as possible with ambient blowoff

  • Production Rate: 75 parts per hour

  • Machine Type: Aquamaster CB-1200E (Conveyorized Belt)

Customer Background

Customer is a major North American Tier 1 supplier of machined cast aluminum components and sub-assemblies to the automotive industry.


The customer required an inline conveyorized cleaning system for cleaning machined cast aluminum V-6 front engine covers at a rate of 75 per hour. Additionally, parts needed to exit the machine as close to 100% dry as possible without utilizing a heated blowoff.

V-6 engine cover washer


Alliance provided an Aquamaster CB-1200E conveyorized parts cleaning system with wash, rinse, and ambient blowoff modules and a 12” wide x 20” high product opening. The system utilized special product guides engineered to orient parts in a manner that minimizes carryover of moisture between stages and optimizes drying. An extended unload conveyor, equipped with a sensor to automatically stop the conveyor to prevent parts from falling when not promptly unloaded, was also utilized.