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.
ILSA website: www.ilsa-mc.com
About Vacuum Degreasing Parts Cleaning Systems
Vacuum degreasing is designed for precision and critical parts cleaning applications and is an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional open-top vapor degreasing equipment. The process uses solvents to remove contaminants from manufactured parts without the use of water or scrubbing. These closed-system parts washers are ideally suited for cleaning and drying applications with tight cleanliness specifications. Safer solvents such as modified alcohols and aliphatic hydrocarbons are used in place of traditional cleaning solvents such as and trichloroethylene (TCE) and n-propyl bromide (nPB). Cleaning and drying take place under either vacuum or pressure, and residual solvent is removed from parts upon completion. Typical processes can include wash, secondary wash, rust inhibit (optional), and vacuum dry. Benefits include low VOCs (volatile organic compounds), reduced solvent consumption, minimal waste, low odors, low corrosion, enhanced drying, compact footprint, operator safety, and high cleaning effectiveness for challenging parts.
Applications for vacuum degreasing systems are numerous, including aerospace, automotive, medical, precision machined components, turned parts, screw machined parts, hydraulic components, micromechanical parts, and more. It is ideal for removing coolants, chips, and other manufacturing soils. Vacuum degreasing is utilized for cleaning and drying metal and many plastic components.
ILSA vacuum degreasing systems utilize the following safe solvents for cleaning precision parts:
- Modified alcohols
- Aliphatic hydrocarbons
- HFO (Solstice)
Vacuum degreasing systems are designed to replace these solvents:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (Perc)
- Methylene Chloride
- Normal Propyl Bromide (nPB)
- Hydrofluoro solvents (HFC/HFE)