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How do parts washers work?

Complete guide to parts washers

The parts washers are essential tools in industry for the cleaning of mechanical components. 

These cleaning equipment have become a must-have solution for manufacturing and repair companies looking for a fast, efficient and cost-effective way to keep their components clean and free of contaminants. 

In this article, we will look at the advantages of using parts washers and how they can benefit your business.

Contents: How do parts washers work?

Learn how parts washers work

What types of parts washers are there and how do they work?

Within the industrial parts washers there is a great variety depending on the way of working (spray washers, manual degreasing, immersion, etc.).

Let's take a look at the most common ones in the industry.

Rotary parts washers

These washing machines have a basket in which the parts to be cleaned are placed.

The basket rotates slowly and by means of the action of the pressurised water in the lower, lateral and upper pipes, the parts placed in the machine are cleaned.

They are automatic washing machines that save a lot of time by automating the process and have optimal results.

Sirius 1200 open side parts washer
SIRIUS series rotary washing machines

They are a automatic washing machines which save a lot of time by automating the process and have optimal results.

An example is the SIRIUS series washing machines up to 120 cm in diameter, but diameters of more than 2 metres are possible.

Manual parts washers

The manual parts washers allow manual cleaning of parts quickly and with great precision.

Depending on the pressure and type, they can be tray-based or a cabin with gloves when pressures are higher.

They are very versatile cleaning equipment due to their speed and ability to aim the jet of pressurised water right at the place where it is needed, achieving an optimum end result.

Industrial parts washers, parts cleaning equipment, industrial washing systems

Example VEGA manual washing machine

They are very versatile cleaning equipment due to their speed and ability to aim the jet of pressurised water right at the place where it is needed, achieving an optimum end result.


Immersion parts washers

Immersion parts systems work by immersing the parts in water, as the name implies.

It is normally a washing machine tank with liquid in which the parts are cleaned by motion action (platform tamping), ultrasound, the detergent itself or a mixture of the above actions.


Example ultrasonic washing machine

These cleaning equipment are very useful for certain types of requirements.

For example, when it is necessary to reach hidden or inaccessible recesses which cannot be reached by spray washers.

Tunnels and industrial washing systems

This type of solution would include washing system for industries with very large productions..

In these cases, speed and the ability to meet demands is very important.

For this reason, tunnels are required in which the parts pass continuously through a conveyor belt and are sprayed by the spray jets on their way to the end of the tunnel.

There is also another typology such as auger cleaning tunnels in which the parts are fed through a "screw".

They are very useful for cleaning small parts and are widely used in bar turning.

Within all the types of tunnels (they can be made to measure), there are also different processes depending on the needs: degreasing, passivation, phosphating, rinsing, drying, etc.


Auger tunnel


Conveyor tunnel

Solvent washers

This type of washer works with solvents for parts cleaning.

As solvents are sensitive in terms of safety, these machines may be pneumatic or have ATEX certifications, as most solvents are flammable.

They are widely used for certain types of cleaning, such as paint spray guns, aviation parts that have special requirements, etc.

Nowadays, they can be replaced by cleaning processes that are less aggressive for the environment and workers, but there are companies that still use these machines in their processes.

Paint spray gun washer

Solvent washer

Solvent and water gun washer

Solvent gun washer

How can parts washers benefit your business?

Time and labour savings

One of the main benefits of using parts washers is the atime and labour savings

Instead of having to clean each part individually by hand, parts washers can be used to clean the parts manually. process large quantities of parts simultaneously

This means your company can save time and money on labour, which translates into increased productivity and profitability.

Parts washers can reduce labour costs by minimising the time and number of employees required to clean parts, allowing them to perform other, more productive tasks.

They can also reduce material and chemical costs by using a precise amount of detergents in the cleaning process.

Improving efficiency

Efficiency is another important benefit of using parts washers. 

Modern cleaning machines are designed to provide an effective and efficient fast and effective cleaning process. 

Using a combination of hot water, detergents and specialised washing techniques, parts washers can effectively remove dirt, oil and contaminants from the most complex mechanical parts. 

In addition, automated washing processes ensure uniform cleaning results, eliminating human error.

Compliance with safety and environmental standards

Parts washers can also help companies comply with safety and environmental standards. 

Government regulations and industry standards may require proper disposal of hazardous contaminants, and automated parts washers can ensure that these regulations are met.

In addition, parts washers can help companies reduce their carbon footprint by minimising the amount of water and solvents used in the cleaning process.

This can helping companies to reduce their environmental impact and enhance their reputation as socially responsible companies.

Reducing costs and waste

Parts washers can help your company reduce costs and waste. 

Al eliminating the need for costly and hazardous chemicals, and reducing water and energy useparts washers can help your business become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

In addition, by ensuring that components are clean and free of contaminants, the risk of wasting expensive parts due to failure or malfunction is reduced.

Ensuring product quality

Another important benefit of using parts washers is that they can help to ensure the quality of the final product. 

Dirty or contaminated mechanical parts can negatively affect the quality of manufactured or repaired products, which can result in warranty and reputational problems. 

When using parts washers, your company can ensure that the components are completely clean and free of contaminants.

Versatility in parts cleaning

Parts washers are also very versatile in the parts cleaning process.

They can be adapted to a wide variety of part shapes and sizes, which means they can be used in a variety of applications. 

Parts washers can clean everything from small electronic components to large machine parts, and everything in between.

In addition, parts washers can also be adapted to different types of solvents and detergents to suit specific customer requirements.

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