Parts Washing Articles

  • Equipment for quickly separating sand and stone

    Rotary trommel sand stone separatorThe trommel screen is a mechanical screening device used to separate materials like soil, mulch, and sand, ore, coal, gravel, mainly in the mineral and solid-waste processing ...

  • fischer Edelstahl GmbH - Wastewater treatment using compact dissolved-air flotation plant - Case Study

    fischer Edelstahl GmbH, a company based in Achern in Germany, has a hall for washing machine parts and transport equipment soiled with various substances, including cooling lubricant emulsions. The assembly cleaning process, which involves a high-pressure cleaner, a part washing machine and floor cleaning machines, produces approximately 3 m³ of rinsing and cleaning wastewater per day. ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Hickam Air Force Base Case Study

    Hickam AFB is often remembered because of its role in World War II. It was one of the air fields that were bombed by the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor attack in order to prevent the U.S. planes from following them back to their aircraft carriers. The bombing and strafing of Hickam field on December 7, 1941, resulted in extensive property damage, destroyed nearly half of the 51 aircraft, 189 ...

  • Washing or Sterilizing Very Small Parts?

    WPI has introduced a series of Micro Fine Mesh Baskets which are ideal for washing or sterilizing very small parts. The series of baskets consists of many sizes from 40 x 40 x 20 mm up to 180 x 130 x 20 mm. The Micro Fine baskets are constructed with micro fine mesh with opening squares of 1.0 mm and wire diameter of 0.5 mm. In addition to the Micro Fine Baskets, WPI also offers a ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc. pays off for the HON company - Case study

    The manufacture of metal office furniture has hidden problems which can make production of the end product frustrating and can slow up the production process. One such hidden problem is the presence of waste oil which builds up in the parts washer solution, leaving a film clinging to the metal surface when the build-up becomes too great. If any oil does remain on the surface, paint will not ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Interactive Noise Warning Signs for Hearing Protection Zones

    Let’s hear it for interactive noise warning signs Wearing ear defenders is not always popular with staff exposed to industrial noise. So does interactive noise warning technology offer alternatives? Picture this, you’ve just completed your noise assessment, and you found several areas of your workplace where any number of your employees are likely to be exposed to levels ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Get An Up-Close Look at the Tube-Type Oil Skimmer (VIDEO)

    Oil plays a part in just about every industrial process on earth. While oil can play crucial and beneficial role in industrial operations, it can also cause many challenges once it has served its purpose and ends up in the wastewater stream.  To increase the efficiency of wastewater treatment processes and maintain environmental compliance, ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Keep your Powersports Vehicle in Tip-Top Shape

    Riding your motorcycle on a crisp fall day, feeling the wind on your face and seeing the colorful splendor of the autumn leaves, can be quite an exhilarating experience. Nothing can dampen that feeling more than having to cancel your ride because of a breakdown. Routine maintenance can help prevent unexpected repairs. ...

  • 6 Implications Your Facility May Face if Oil Is Not Removed from Water

    Water plays an important role in most industrial processes and is often mixed with oil as a result. Removing oil from water early and often by way of skimming is key in maintaining a healthy process. In fact, if ignored, oily water could be detrimental to your productivity, reputation, and ultimately, your bottom-line. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Advance your manufacturing process with one solution

    Excess oil in manufacturing processes can have detrimental effects to overall operations, as it: Shortens the life of machining coolant Can result in costly equipment malfunctions and maintenance Can affect the quality of finished parts ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Removing oil early – What it means & Why it pays

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. Skimming oil early refers to removing oil as close as possible to the point of origin—ideally, where oil first enters the wastewater stream from the process that generates it. The earlier you skim oil, or grease and fats, ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimming: 7 Benefits, 6 Must-Have Features and 4 Skimming Accessories

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. Waste oil doesn't have to be a burden to plant personnel. Using an oil skimmer ensures that oil will be removed with minimal effort. With the right equipment, a facility can manage the oil effectively ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Cleaning up: Oil skimmers has helped Manufacturers remove oil from their Water for Half-a-Century

    When some think about oil on water, they think only of oil spills in open water. “But mixing oil and water is quite common in the manufacturing world,” Jim Petrucci says. “People who use water to any degree in manufacturing are going to get oil in it, whether it’s on purpose or by accident,” he explains. When manufacturers want to remove the oil from the surface of ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Working on a Love/Hate Relationship with the Surface Chemistry of Membrane Filters

    Water, oils, and solvents sometimes need to be filtered. But when you see filters labeled as hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and now oleophobic; what does all this mean?  Sterlitech currently offers membrane disc and sheet filters in 10 different polymer types and 4 inorganic filters. 2 of the polymer types are subdivided into 4 subgroups based on surface ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Extending the Life of Wash Solutions

    Simple things we learn early in life might well apply to a basic need of the parts washing market: To look good, wash well before you “dress.” Washing metal parts is a necessity prior to painting or plating: If the wash is not properly prepared and foreign substances are not removed from the metal in the wash phase, the finish - the “dress” - ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Hightlight and Weldless Mold Application

    Currently, highlight and weldless molds are used to make planer weldless plastic parts,like flat-panel TV,LCD frames,refrigerator,washing machine…they many not have to require hightlight Mold.Instead, deep-hole drilling is sufficient to tooling the media channels on the core.But most plastic parts are with ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Top Tips to Save Money, Use Sprayer Efficiently

    Using clean water when calibrating a pesticide sprayer and carrying extra nozzles for quick repair of simple problems in the field are just some of the tricks of the trade that can help growers save time, energy and money during spraying season, says a spray technology expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Because there are so many ...


    By Ohio State University

  • The African crested rat’s poisonous hairs studied by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy case study

    Introduction Plant toxins are commonly used by many invertebrates, as an effective defence against predation. However, such behaviour has recently been observed in a mammal.1 The African crested rat, Lophiomys imhausi, applies a potent toxin to the fur alongside its flanks. It acquires this toxin from Acokanthera schimperi,1 a shrub abundant in East Africa and dubbed the “poison arrow ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Ultrafiltration reclaims oily process water; reducing operating costs and environmental impact

    Challenge An industry-leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fastening systems discovers a better way to recycle  washwater - reducing fresh water consumption by 130,000 gallons annually and reclaim machining oil by using PRAB’s Ultrafiltration System. Even as demand for its product continued to increase, the manufacturer took the initiative to identify operational ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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