Aqueous component cleaning specialist, MecWash Systems Limited, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by revisiting its first ever installation project at The Pegler Yorkshire Group.
Founded in the 1890's, The Pegler Yorkshire Group is now a leading manufacturer of advanced plumbing, heating and engineering products, distributing to over 110 countries worldwide.
In November 1994, Pegler Yorkshire chose to install the first MecWash system to replace its existing inefficient dunk wash machine and rotational basket spray wash machine, as both were unable to wash high volumes of components at one time, thus creating a bottle neck in production.
The MecWash MSP (Multi-Purpose System) 400 offered Pegler Yorkshire an aqueous component cleaning system which was capable of cleaning and drying four tote pan loads of parts in a cycle time of only six minutes, with an effective drying function that ensures all components are degreased, swarf free and ready for assembly.
Pegler Yorkshire Production Engineer, Steve Potts, confirms, "Pegler Yorkshire urgently required a component cleaning system that would allow us to wash high volumes of components at once, within a reasonable cycle time. The MecWash M101 MSP 400 fitted the bill perfectly; offering high volume washes, short cycle time and effective drying ability."
By the end of 2000 Pegler Yorkshire had installed three more MecWash systems to improve their manufacturing production.
Steve Potts continues, "Pegler Yorkshire was so impressed with the efficient and effective design of the MecWash MSP 400 that we chose to install three more systems in order to support production. The installations took place over a period of six years, finishing in November 2000. Since then Pegler Yorkshire has used all four component cleaning systems on a daily basis and remains impressed with the speed, reliability and cleaning capability of the MecWash design."
MecWash has now manufactured and distributed over 600 aqueous component cleaning systems to a wide variety of market sectors worldwide. The reliability and speed of the systems remain key selling points 20 years on, as evidenced by the fact that many of its older systems remain in daily use.
MecWash Managing Director, John Pattison, says, "Revisiting MecWash's first installation project is an excellent way to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary - what's more, the fact that the system is still in use demonstrates the durability and reliability of the system, especially when one considers the high volume of usage from a leading manufacturer like Pegler Yorkshire.
"Looking back over the past 20 years it is incredible to think what MecWash has achieved – from the development of new bespoke systems for some of the world's leading manufacturers and the launch of our waste water recycling system Aqua-Save, to selling component cleaning machines worldwide; including most of Europe, China, America and India. We are looking forward to building on this success over the next 20 years and more!"
For further information about MecWash Systems please visit www.mecwash.com.
MecWash installation at Pegler Yorkshire
Established in 1993, MecWash Systems Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of a complete range of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems for metal and plastic engineering components.
Its capabilities include laboratory analysis of complex component cleaning issues and specifying or developing specialist detergents, plus the ability to design special processes and parts washers for particularly difficult cleaning challenges.
World class parts washing technology
MecWash parts washers are used in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, General Engineering and Medical industries. It specialises in achieving high cleanliness standards for components with complex geometries, difficult substrates or tenacious contaminants. Its parts washers support the full range of engineering processes, including machined castings, forgings, turned parts, pressings, extrusions and mouldings.