RAMCO Flexible Washing System for Pneumatic Components

This Case History covers a system built in 1998 for a manufacturer of pneumatic components or machined parts. The customer had to remove cutting oils and chips from small screw machine components with deep blind holes. Thousands of these parts were to be washed, rinsed and dried in batch loads requiring rotation in baskets with lock-down lids. In addition there were a number of other components that did not require rotation and were more easily handled in standard baskets.

RAMCO has manufactured a number of flexible washing systems with the capability of processing standard baskets or lock-down baskets in rotating fixtures. The rotator is an independent unit that sits on top of the elevator platform and is transferred from station to station over specially designed roller conveyor sections. The fixture is carried into solution and continues to rotate and oscillate (in and out of solution). The unit is engineered to optimize solution turbulation as well as ultrasonic activity. Using Ramco dynamic flow combinations (platform oscillation used in conjunction with turbulation, ultrasonics rotation and hot air drying) provides superior processing results.

The five stage process includes prewash, ultrasonic wash, overflowing rinse, cascading rinse and hot air knife drying.The system is incorporated in two standard Multi Station Consoles. TurboFilters and SurfaceSweep oil removal units are used in both prewash and ultrasonic wash stages. Platform oscillation is used in all stages.

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