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December 30, 2013 - Featuring fully automatic, self-contained design with 4 x 8 x 8 ft footprint, Model AVD 300 is suitable for complex and intricate machined or stamped parts that require very high standards of cleanliness, surface finish, and drying. Dozens of high-volume jets penetrate and saturate workload at over 100 gpm, while full rotation of workload at 2–10 rpm exposes all surfaces. After rinse cycle, high-velocity blow dryer raises temperatures to 250F to dry all faces of components.
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MecWash Systems
220 Campus Drive
Aurora, OH, 44202

AVD 300 Parts Washer for Precision Parts Cleaning in a Small Footprint

Aurora, OH — MecWash Systems introduces the AVD 300 aqueous parts washer for complex and intricate machined or stamped parts which require very high standards of cleanliness, surface finish, and drying – including defense, aerospace and medical components. This compact, fully automatic and self-contained aqueous cleaning system removes all types of contamination including soluble and mineral oils or greases, polishing compounds, lapping paste, and NDT dye penetrants from sensitive alloys and other metals. The versatile AVD is capable of cleaning large components or dense baskets of small parts, with a compact design that is well suited for small volume, high precision machining cells. Designed for the highest-performance cleaning and drying of precision engineered components, the MecWash AVD is ideal for defense, medical, aerospace and industrial applications.

Ideal for cell-manufacturing or within a centralized layout, the AVD 300 measures just 4’(W) x 8’(D) x 8’(H), so it occupies a small footprint. This highly versatile single chamber rotational cleaning system features full immersion, spray, and ultrasonic wash, full immersion, spray, and ultrasonic. It also comes fitted with hot air dry as well as vacuum dry, if needed. Proven MecWash aqueous technology cleans without solvents or emissions, and is effective cleaning both large and small components in purpose-built fixtures or standard size stainless steel baskets and plastic totes.

The AVD wash chamber includes dozens of high volume jets that thoroughly penetrate and saturate the workload at over 100 gallons per minute. The temperature of both the wash and rinse waters can be set at the operator’s discretion between 140-190F. Full rotation of the workload at from 2-10 rpm exposes all surfaces and deep machined passageways to the wash and rinse solutions to ensure effective cleaning, draining, and drying. Alternately, for parts with delicate geometries, the AVD can be programmed to gently oscillate from side to side.

The unit’s ultrasonic flood, standard flood, and spray wash cycles are followed by an ultrasonic flood, standard flood, and spray rinse cycle. Afterward, a high velocity blow dryer raises temperature up to 250F to quickly dry all faces of the given components’ surfaces as they rotate or oscillate during the dry cycle. For components that have blind holes whereby water is retained due to capillary effect, a vacuum drying feature is also available for installation on the AVD. And for those companies manufacturing in iron and steel, MecWash manufactures a complete line of aqueous cleaning chemicals with corrosion inhibition, which serves to protect these iron and steel components from rust for up to two weeks after aqueous cleaning.

“The AVD 300 technology builds on the success of the Midi and Maxi systems” said Bill Westbrook, North American Operations Manager for MecWash Systems, adding that “it has proven itself effective for companies like Goodrich Aerospace, now part of United Technologies UTAS Aerospace Group. We are excited to bring it to the North American marketplace. The AVD is a versatile cleaning system that can achieve the highest standards of cleanliness in a relatively compact footprint, and it can do this without breaking the bank.”

MecWash Systems offers a complete line of aqueous cleaning equipment proven effective for the most demanding cleaning applications in the aerospace, automotive, hydraulic, pneumatic, medical, and precision machining industries. MecWash cleaning systems can be found in the manufacturing facilities of some of the world’s most respected companies including Rolls-Royce, Goodrich, TRW, Caterpillar, Delphi, GE, Parker, SPS Technologies, Triumph, Eaton, and Woodward. For additional information, visit, or call (440) 564 – 7894. Write to MecWash in North America at MecWash Systems, 220 Campus Drive, Aurora, OH 44202, or via e-mail
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