Parts washer drives efficiency at APT Leicester

MecWash Systems created a bespoke aqueous cleaning system to enhance the effectiveness of the washing and degreasing programme of precision mill-turned parts and CNC specialist, APT Leicester. The upgrade from a perchloroethylene cleaning system to the MWX300 streamlined the cleaning operation and enabled APT to prioritise its environmental goals and increase output, all while maintaining the highest standard of finish.

Initial research and analysis with APT Leicester allowed MecWash to gauge the application and outline the machine specifications required. These discussions are essential to gain a full understanding of the geometries used and the contaminants involved.

The MWX300 was the most appropriate system due to its compact size and powerful cleaning capabilities. Ultrasonics provide up to 30 watts per litre of high-power to unsettle any contaminants from the components. According to MecWash, the MWX300 provides an immaculate surface finish with both hot and vacuum drying functions.

Nick Baller, managing director at APT Leicester, says: “Manufacturing top-quality mill-turned parts requires detailed cleaning, and we were confident that MecWash had the experience to create an efficient solution. The cleaning performance of the MWX300 has been a major step forward in our sustainability credentials. The results have been excellent, with parts that are oil-free and ready for shipping.

“The productivity of the business has improved with the MWX300 system,” he continues.“We can effectively clean the turned parts that we manufacture, leaving them entirely free of oil, small swarf and debris. The system has helped to drive our mission of providing first-class, sustainable CNC manufacturing to our customers.”
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