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iFP Resources

Why Vacuum Degreasing Is Your Future

January 22, 2024

Step into a future of pristine parts with vacuum degreasing and modified alcohol. While others grapple with the HFE bans in place, dealing with solvent uncertainty, you can confidently move forward into a world free from skyrocketing prices and harsh chemicals.

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4 Ways to Reduce Overhead Costs with iFP Clean

April 4, 2023

In any manufacturing or production facility, one of the key concerns is always overhead costs. These costs include everything from labor and materials to energy and maintenance expenses. For many businesses, finding ways to reduce overhead costs can be challenging, but it's essential for long-term success and profitability. One way that companies can lower their overhead expenses is by investing in iFP vacuum parts washers.

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Parts Washing Baskets for Every Application - An Infographic

October 13, 2022

The KP.MODULAR SYSTEM baskets offer a sturdy and flexible option when washing your parts. When choosing which basket will work best for you, there are many choices and combinations to consider to produce the best results for your parts. From basket size to custom baskets and everything in between, these baskets offer a lot of flexibility to accomplish the best clean for your parts.

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Parts Washing Baskets for Every Application

June 16, 2022

With vacuum parts washing, baskets are necessary to hold your parts. Depending on the parts you are washing, there can be a lot of variables to consider when choosing the best basket, and your choice of basket may impact your results.

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The Benefits of iFP Parts Washers

April 27, 2022

If you are washing parts machined in oil, your current parts-washing solution may be inefficient or cost-ineffective. Factors such as customer specifications, maintenance and labor, cycle times and EPA regulations may play a hefty role in determining whether you need to consider upgrading your current process. That’s where vacuum chamber parts washers come into play.

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Why Choose Modified Alcohol as Your Parts Washing Solvent­?

April 18, 2022

There are several kinds of parts washing solvents to choose from. KYZEN has developed a solvent that provides a cost-effective, efficient, flexible, and safe solution to the parts washing process.

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Tips for Washing Parts Machined in Oil

March 24, 2022

Before a part is treated, inspected or added to an assembly, it must first be thoroughly cleaned of debris, oil and other residue left behind from the machining process. How you approach this stage can greatly influence how much money and effort is spent on the cleaning process. The key factors in an effective and safe parts-washing operation include the washing chemistry, the complexity of your parts and the quality and sustainability of your process.

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Are You Using the Right Chemistry When Cleaning Your Parts?

March 11, 2022

Choosing the right washing chemistry is important when trying to remove all the water, oils and processing waste from a finished part. In most plants, the ideal end goal would be the ability to effectively clean parts made in oil and/or water, but what parts-washing chemistry works best? Some factors you might consider when choosing your parts washing system include the fluid used in your cutting machine, state and federal EPA standards, and the cost of maintaining your parts washer.

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Washing Challenging Parts is Easier with Vacuum Chamber Washers

February 25, 2022

Removing all cutting fluids and chips from finished parts can present a challenge. If you want to effectively find the best method and chemistry for parts washing, you must find a solution that will fully wash your parts in one cycle and rinse and dry them in a given timeframe, which can be difficult.

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Keeping Your Parts Production Process Green Without Sacrificing Clean

December 17, 2020

Original Post from Productivity Inc., Clean & Green Industrial Parts Cleaning Series Part 2 Keeping Your Parts Production Process Green Without Sacrificing Clean
posted September 21, 2020

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Environmental Considerations When Choosing Solvents

August 10, 2020

Original Post from Productivity Inc., Clean & Green Industrial Parts Cleaning Series Part 1: Environmental Considerations for Green Parts Cleaning Solvents
posted July 27, 2020

Clean & Green Industrial Parts Cleaning Part 1

no-tceIf you are using legacy parts cleaning solvents, pending changes in state and federal law governing the use of hazardous parts cleaning solvents such as TCE, Perc, nPB, HFC’s, and others, WILL require you to rethink how your company can effectively meet your green parts cleaning requirements. A lot of solvents are being phased out or becoming more regulated in terms of personnel exposure limits and air emissions. In fact,  Minnesota is poised to become the first state to ban trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic chemical that can increase risk for certain types of cancer or serious health issues. The Governor signed the bill into law on May 16, 2020. This chemical is typically used as a vapor degreasing solvent for metal parts cleaning. The recently passed legislation prohibits the use of TCE after June 1, 2022. Facilities with air permits will need to replace the chemical with a safer, less toxic, environmentally-preferred alternative by that date.

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Immersion Washing - A Good Choice for Challenging Part Geometries

September 17, 2019

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Challenging Parts

When dealing with machined parts, the 3 most common problems are troubles related to cleaning tapped holes, blind holes and deep counter bores. These part features become increasingly problematic in small diameters. Add the need to clean parts in high volume, and the challenge gets even tougher.

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Water-Based or Solvent-Based Parts Washing

June 3, 2019

Which system is the best fit at your facility?

If your company does machining or forming, your machine tools are using oil and/or water based cutting lubricants. The use of oil lubricants are most commonly used when operating single and multi-spindle screw machines, Swiss lathes, transfer machines, close tolerance sizing machines, cold heading, stamping and bending. Water based coolants are commonly used on conventional lathes, machining centers and grinders. If your shop is like many, it is not uncommon to have a mixed bag of both oil or water based lubricants.

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