Alliance Manufacturing, Inc., is the exclusive U.S. distributor for ILSA-MC Srl, an Italy-based manufacturer of enclosed vacuum degreasing machines specifically designed to clean and dry precision manufactured parts.
Vacuum degreasing is a process using solvent vapors to clean and remove contaminants from parts without the use of water or scrubbing. These closed-system parts washers are ideally suited for critical cleaning and drying applications with tight cleanliness specifications. Vacuum degreasing cleaning systems utilize safer solvents such as modified alcohols and aliphatic hydrocarbons, where cleaning and drying of parts takes place under either vacuum or pressure, and residual solvent is removed from parts upon completion. Solvent consumption and waste are minimal. With the growing concerns over traditional cleaning solvents, and recent bans on the use of certain chemicals such as TCE and nPB, manufacturers have worked toward finding safer alternatives. A vacuum degreasing cleaning system utilizes self-contained solvents, offering both environmental and operator safety.
Alliance can take closed-loop cleaning one step further than our competition. We have the only contained system that can run Honeywell Solstice, a safe NON-VOC solvent which is NASA-approved. Solstice is a non-volatile, employee-safe cleaner that is highly effective and has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of less then one, which is an excellent sustainability rating.
Alliance offers three (3) ILSA models of cleaning systems: the IK Series, IK EVO, and IPK Series. The IK Series and IK EVO are for use with modified alcohol or aliphatic hydrocarbons and operate completely under vacuum. In addition, the IK EVO is designed for high productivity applications. The IPK Series utilizes chlorinated solvents such as perchloroethylene but can also be converted to a total vacuum configuration for using modified alcohol or aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents. All models are offered in a variety of sizes and can be custom configured for specific application requirements.
Applications for ILSA vacuum degreasing machines are numerous, including aerospace, automotive, medical, precision machined parts, hydraulic components, micromechanical parts, and more. ILSA machines are the solution to many precision cleaning applications including metal and many plastic components.
Please contact Alliance Manufacturing, Inc., (800-969-7960) to learn more about ILSA vacuum degreasing systems, or if you would like to discuss a precision cleaning application. You can learn more about ILSA’s machines by visiting their website at www.ilsa-mc.com
ILSA metal cleaning machines utilize the following safe materials for cleaning precision parts:
- Modified alcohols
- Aliphatic hydrocarbons
- HFO (Solstice)
Vacuum degreasing systems are designed to replace these common vapor degreasing solvents:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (Perc)
- Methylene Chloride
- Normal Propyl Bromide (nPB)
- Hydrofluoro solvents (HFC/HFE)