How to Clean Parts, Save Money & Go Green at the Same Time
Although water-based solutions may effectively clean simple parts machined with water-soluble coolant, you need powerful solvents to properly clean parts exposed to oil-based cutting fluids that have blind holes, cross-holes, ID threads and other complex features.
While solvent-based agents are great for parts cleaning, they have a dirty reputation among environmentalists. This is understandable, because we all want a safe and healthy workplace, not to mention the world in which we all live.
Fortunately, you can have all of the benefits of solvent-based parts cleaning while still safeguarding the environment, by using a vacuum parts washer. As a bonus, you’ll also save money because these machines recapture and reuse the cleaning solutions.
iFP Kleen Power vacuum parts washers are programmable systems that clean baskets of parts in a sealed chamber using hydrocarbons or modified alcohol-based solutions. A unique distillation process enables the cleaning solutions to be internally recycled, which protects the environment and reduces solution costs.
In many cases cleaning solutions alone won’t produce the desired effect, so Kleen Power systems offer a combination of processes including spraying, immersion, submerged jets, ultrasonic and vapor cleaning options applied either statically or with added oscillation or rotation.
You can learn more about vacuum parts cleaning processes by downloading the free white paper, Cleaning Parts Cost Effectively.