MecWash drives Automotive Component Cleaning

MecWash Systems is helping the automotive industry to deliver on environmental performance and high precision cleaning using the latest in aqueous parts washing technology. MecWash has kept pace with the evolution of the motor industry by embedding advanced technologies in their industrial parts washers, providing real-time monitoring and feedback to clean high volumes of components with ease.

International OEM’s such as JLR, JCB, Caterpillar/Perkins, Cummins and Triumph Motorcycles all benefit from MecWash parts washing systems. This experience has provided the MecWash team with a vast knowledge of designing, building and servicing aqueous cleaning systems for automotive applications and the high standards that the giants of the industry require.

The applications of the motor industry require precision cleaning and degreasing. The MecWash team conduct detailed laboratory tests and machine trials on components at its Tewkesbury facility to identify the optimum system configuration, wash process, chemistry and fixtures. MecWash’s expertise covers all the main precision manufactured automotive components including both ICE and electric powertrain, braking systems, steering systems and hydraulics for “yellow goods”.

MecWash’s core washing process combines rotating components held securely in baskets, fixtures or plastic containers about the horizontal axis while subjecting them to a high-volume spray and flood process, also using ultrasonics where needed. MecWash’s dedicated jetting rotates with the components, focusing on critical features and designed for each customer’s specific application. This bespoke approach helps to target contamination directly, providing precise cleanliness and fast cycle times. Hot air and vacuum drying finish the process to give completely dry components.

John Pattison, managing director at MecWash, commented: “MecWash has established a reputation in the automotive industry for creating reliable and powerful parts washing machines for customers around the world. The addition of a MecWash system can have a tremendous impact on production output for manufacturers looking for high volume washing with minimal downtime.”