American Machinist

Lean and clean manufacturing. (Technology Trends).

PARTS-CLEANING REQUIREMENTS have changed, leading to the development of systems that not only meet stringent cleaning requirements but can also function as part of a manufacturing cell--requiring great flexibility and a small footprint. But with all the choices now available, the selection process has become more complex, according to Jensen Fabricating Engineers Inc., Berlin, Conn.

The company suggests shops choose cleaning equipment based on several factors. First of all, it recommends shops buy equipment constructed of stainless steel with pumps that have adequately sized micron filtration. These two factors ensure cleaner parts and reduced maintenance time.

To select the correct cleaning machine, shops need to define part size, geometry, complexity, quantity, and degree of cleaning required. …

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