From those that run on solvents to ultrasonically operated machines, parts washers are effective for cleaning mechanical parts, ensuring they work effectively.
What are they, and how do they work? Keep reading this article to learn more about this cleaning equipment.
What is an automotive parts washer?
Automotive parts washers are used in car garages and the wider automotive industry to clean and remove dirt from vehicle parts and mechanical components.
These machines use a specialised solvent to remove grease, oils, dust and other debris from metal, plastic, and rubber parts. They are operated using jets of solvent directed towards the parts to be cleaned.
What are automotive parts washers used for?
Automotive parts washers are essential tools to ensure the efficiency and safety of vehicle components. In addition, they help extend the service life of components.
What types of automotive parts washers are there?
Several types of automotive parts washers are currently available on the market, each with different features and functionalities.
Some of the main types are:
Solvent parts washers
Solvent parts washers use a specific solvent to remove grease, oils, and other residue from parts.
Hot water parts washers
This type of machine uses hot water and detergent solution to clean parts and is better suited to removing less resistant dirt, such as dust and lighter grease residue.
Ultrasonic parts washers
Ultrasonic parts washers use ultrasound waves to remove dirt and impurities from parts, as the waves create tiny bubbles in the cleaning liquid, which pop when they come into contact with the parts, removing any dirt.
High-pressure parts washers
High-pressure parts washers use pressurised water to clean parts, removing stubborn dirt. These types of washers are often used to remove dirt from larger parts, such as car chassis and engines.
Manual automotive parts washers
Manual parts washers are manually operated machines that use brushes and detergent solutions to clean parts.
Each type of parts washer has its advantages and disadvantages, so the choice of the right machine will depend on the specific needs of each car garage.
What are the safety rules when using an automotive parts washer?
In a car garage, it is crucial that everyone follows operational safety rules so as to avoid accidents and/or serious injuries. That is why the utmost care must be taken when handling automotive parts washers.
As such, you should:
- Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions;
- Use personal protective equipment (PPE), such as work gloves, safety goggles, and earmuffs, to protect yourself from chemicals, noise and other hazards that may be involved in the cleaning process;
- Keep your garage clean and organised to avoid accidents, removing all unnecessary tools and materials before starting the cleaning process;
- Avoid exposing your hands or other body parts in the cleaning area. To do so, use tweezers or other instruments suitable for handling the parts;
- Avoid using flammable or hazardous solvents that may cause explosions or fires. Use only the type of solvent recommended by the manufacturer;
- Turn off the machine before opening it to avoid personal injuries or damaging parts. Wait until the machine stops completely before lifting the lid.
Which automotive parts washers are available in the KROFtools catalogue?
As an essential tool for any car garage, a range of car parts washers for different uses are featured in the KROFtools catalogue.
Electronic Parts Washer 75L
This washer has a 715x480x270mm tank and a solvent capacity of 45L. It runs on a 220V/50hz 0.5 A electric current.
When operating this washer, use a biodegradable, water-based, NSF A1 certified, non-flammable, pH-neutral cleaning and degreasing agent.
Click on the image to find out more about our Electronic Parts Washer (ref. 9740).
Electronic Parts Washer 150L
This washer has a 1060x520x200mm tank and a solvent capacity of 90L. It runs on a 120V, 60Hz/240V, 50Hz electric current.
Just as for our ref: 9740 parts washer, when operating this washer, use a biodegradable, water-based, NSF A1 certified, non-flammable, pH neutral cleaning and degreasing agent.
Click on the image to find out more about our Electronic Parts Washer (ref. 9745).
65L Washing Tank
Ideal for washing parts of braking systems, specifically brakes, on-site.
With a tank size of 50L, this tank has a maximum working pressure of 0.5 Bar and a maximum air blow gun pressure of 12L/Bar.
Click on the image to find out more about our 65L Washing Tank (ref. 9720).
Washing Machine Brush
This automotive parts washer brush is used to ensure car parts are cleaned with increased precision.
It is compatible with our 75L Electric automotive parts washer (ref. 9740), our 150L Electric automotive parts washer (ref. 9745) and 65L Parts cleaning tank (ref. 9720).
Click on the image to find out more about our Washing Machine Brush (ref. 9740P).
How much does an automotive parts washer cost?
Prices of automotive parts washers vary depending on the capacity and characteristics of the washer in question. Prices are generally around hundreds of euros, though they can reach thousands for parts washers with newer cleaning systems.
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