Aqueous Cleaning Systems from Turbex

Basket and jets move independently

Turbex will present at MACH its newest agency line of aqueous cleaning machines from the German manufacturer, MAFAC. Intended for high precision cleaning applications, the equipment uses a world-patented system whereby the movements of the holding basket and spray jets are individually adjustable, allowing them to rotate in the same or opposite directions.

Each program can therefore be tailored, together with other movement options such as rocking of the basket, to clean efficiently even the most complex of parts. Another notable point about these high quality machines is that they have integral condensing systems, so there is no need for extraction to be fitted.

There are five machines in the MAFAC range, which will be represented on the stand by the Elba model. It has a dual wash tank, integrated warm air drying and an easy to use control that stores cleaning programs without complicated codes. A folding loading door is standard, although a vertical sliding door can be specified for use with automatic basket transfer for unmanned operation.

Ultrasonic cleaning line

A Versa ultrasonic unit with PT-30 manual basket transport system from Finnish manufacturer, FinnSonic, will highlight the ability of Turbex to supply multi-stage aqueous lines for industrial product cleaning.

The compact equipment is of modular build so can be expanded to any number of tanks, which can be of either 40, 80 or 120 litres capacity. Typical cleaning processes include ultrasonic or immersed jet cleaning, single or multiple water rinsing and hot air drying. Particle filtration as well as oil separation can be included, according to customer requirement. Manual configurations can also be specified.

Each tank is operated from a digital control panel which provides ease of use and allows retrofitting of handling automation, available for 10 kg or 20 kg basket weights. Manual handling by pneumatic assist lift is available for baskets weighing up to 30 kg.

Processing of larger components

A heavy duty Turbex aqueous washing machine will be on show, designated AC-1.7-2-LD, from the supplier's range of front-loading, spray washing and rinsing models. They have proved particularly popular in the UK for degreasing, precision cleaning, phosphating, paint removal, de-rusting and de-scaling.

Manufactured from stainless steel, the AC programme comprises both single- and multi-stage units with options for one, two or three process tanks. Standard sizes range from one to two metres diameter, although larger machine sizes are available.

These PLC-controlled machines provide excellent cleaning performance due to ingenious design principles combined with high spray pressures and liquid flow rates achieved by the powerful pump. The spray system, also of stainless steel, rotates around a fixed load that can weigh several tonnes. Acoustic as well as thermal insulation protect operators from undue noise and heat.

Air blast and hot air drying stages are optional, as is gas instead of electric heating. Other optional accessories include steam extraction, automatic refill, an oil skimmer or separator and a detergent dosing unit.

Amongst other options is a manually operated spray lance with its own impeller pump can be supplied, allowing particularly awkward soils to be removed. Alternatively, temporary use of the equipment as a manual spray booth is possible, without any automatic cleaning.

On behalf of: Turbex Limited, Unit 1, Riverwey Industrial Park,

Newman Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2QL.

Tel: 01420 544909. Fax: 01420 542264.


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Contact: John Huntingdon, Managing Director.

Issued by: THE RIGHT IMAGE Ltd,

PO Box 42, Twickenham, TW1 1BQ.

Tel: 020 8891 0603.


Contact: Chris Wright.

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