Cleaning Fundamentals

There are several major keys needed to unlock the best doors for a cleaning process.

Cleaning Fundamentals

Need to Know:

  1. Part size, shape, material
  2. What does the part/s look like (recessed areas, pockets, holes and threaded blind holes can be difficult)
  3. How many different parts are there that are going to be going through the same cleaning system
  4. Part restrictions

Answers:

  • Conveyor type and capacity (lbs./sq.ft.)
  • Width and height of tunnel
  • Spray nozzle/manifold location
  • Type of nozzle/s to be used for application

Note: Sample part evaluations/processing samples will verify machinery configuration.

Need to Know:

  • Production Rate – How many pieces or parts per hour?

Answers:

  • Length of tunnel sections or spray zones
  • Speed of conveyor
  • Pump sizing and spray pressures @ gpm/ @psi
  • Overall size and machine layout

Need to Know:

  • Soils and contaminants/debris to be removed from part(s)
  • What are the desired results or specifications that need to be met for an acceptable finished part?

Answers:

  • Stages/spray zones needed to meet expectations (ie wash, rinse, blowoff or could be wash, rinse, Deionized rinse (DI), Hot air dryer)
  • Cleaning compounds and/or inhibitors
  • Special options or features (ie. bottom sweeps, oil separation, chip screens, fixturing or indexing type of conveyor)

Note: Spot free results need Deionized (DI) rinsing

 

  • How big is small when cleaning to tight cleaning specifications?
  • How big is micron?

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