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The Difference that Custom Makes in Parts Washing

There are certain things that you would never undertake on your own. Whether that is foregoing a trip to the dentist by opting for a do-it-yourself crown or filling, conducting any kind of medical procedure or cutting your own hair. While there could be overarching exceptions to this rule, it seems fair to say that many agree that certain industries have a very important role that cannot be easily replicated by just anyone.

Washing as a whole would appear to be a straightforward process. Just think, several times a day we wash a number of things including teeth, faces, clothing and the dishes we eat off of. In many of those examples it’s easy to tell when something is done correctly and that the level of clean is indeed beneficial, but when it comes to the complex and evolving parts washing business all is not as straightforward as it may seem.

The washing of parts is about more than removing a particular substance from a part in order to clean it. On the contrary, the operation of cleaning requires specific emphasis on part configuration, production rates, and next stage processes using belt style and monorail washers. Going back to our earlier example, a toothbrush is typically sufficient for many users because most sets of teeth and mouths are generally the same size and most people looking to brush their teeth do so with the same goal in mind, cleaner, healthier teeth.

A Customized Approach Every Time

At Walsh Manufacturing, we know there no reason for a catch-all solution. As a result, all part washers are built unique to the customer. Each new project begins with a thorough investigation of the washer required by the operation using a problem solving process to determine the true root of the issue that needs to be solved. That means that there’s never a “stock” washer nor is there a “stock” solution.

Depending on the nature of the problem, the solution could range from the simplest single belt style to intricate equipment requiring the most sophisticated parts handling through a multi-stage cleaning process. Once discovered, Walsh’s experienced staff begins the process of designing around the issue. The number of states required will also determine the condition of the part for the next process, whether that is assembly, welding, or painting.

Parts Washer Applications

  • Industrial washing machines
  • Parts cleaning
  • Metal washing
  • Degreasing
  • Metal finishing

Parts Washer Designs

  • Walking Beam-style Washers to clean and position parts in various zones without solution transfer from tank-to-tank
  • Chain-on-Edge-style washers and the incorporation of power and free conveyors and parts pallets
  • Fuel heading for propane, electric immersion, steam, natural gas, and hot water
  • High-pressure cleaning for removal of heavy lubricants and loose chips
  • Single- and multi-stage to inhibit rust, clean or phosphate
  • Loading and unloading equipment

Because every parts washer is developed around the specific needs of the customer, our in-house staff pay special attention to the particular parts that need to be washed. This allows Walsh Manufacturing to determine the best, and most economical way to clean the parts using efficient burners, recirculation of the drying heat, and intermediate blow-off between zones to minimize solution carry-over.

Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of experience in machine design and metal fabrication. Over this time, we’ve built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.