Replacement Parts: Caring for Your Aging Aqueous Parts Washer

A maintenance technician inspects an aqueous parts washer.

For an aqueous parts washer to run like a “well-oiled machine,” you need to treat it like one. Parts washer maintenance is critical for cleaning efficiency.  Worn or broken parts affect your machine’s ability to clean, which costs you more money in the long run. Be prepared by ordering replacement parts. With spare parts on […]

Refueling Our Tanks: Jenfab’s Servant Leadership Culture

Servant leaders on the Jenfab team fuel up a red SUV with gas and clean the windshield.

We measure success by the way we impact people’s lives.  “One Team” means working together for a shared purpose. At Jenfab Cleaning Solutions, we have each other’s backs. We foster a servant leadership culture that puts the team’s needs and our community first.  A servant leadership style isn’t about a hierarchy or hearing from only […]

Stay Cool, Stay Safe: Jenfab & Heat Illness Prevention

Female engineer at a fabrication shop drinks out of a water bottle to stay hydrated on hot days.

Heat is a workplace health hazard. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 344 workers died from environmental heat exposure from 2011 to 2019. Hot weather doesn’t only pose risks for construction workers and those with outdoor occupations.  People working in indoor manufacturing facilities or warehouses are at risk when temperatures heat up. When the […]

Parts Washer Maintenance: How to Tune A Gas Burner

Closeup of a gas burner and blower on a heated parts washer.

Your ability to clean increases as the temperature increases. Many heated parts washers use industrial gas burners to reheat aqueous cleaning solution.  Gas burners require tuning to burn efficiently. Companies should tune gas burners periodically, adding it to your regular parts washer maintenance. Is your heated parts washer struggling to maintain the correct temperature? It […]

Common Heat Sources for Aqueous Parts Washers

Closeup on water bubbling as a representation of heated aqueous cleaning solution.

Add heat to any chemical reaction. What happens? The reaction speeds up. Heating your aqueous solution accelerates cleaning, so parts are processed faster and more effectively.  Parts washers have heated tanks that maintain the cleaning solution’s temperature. Typical operating temperatures range from 130℉ to 190℉. Other cleaning factors include time and agitation. These factors, combined […]

How to Replace a Screw Plug Heater

Steam rises from the dark blue surface of heated water.

Heated parts washers boost cleaning efficiency. Heat increases chemical reaction rates, which speeds up your cleaning time and helps sanitize parts.  When your immersion heater stops operating correctly, your parts washer won’t clean as it should. Check your heater regularly to catch wear and corrosion that could be affecting its operation.   Is your screw plug […]

Why Is My Aqueous Cleaning Solution Yellow? And Other Issues

Abstract image of bubbles in a yellow liquid.

Aqueous cleaning chemistries are customized for specific applications. Your aqueous cleaner can look dirty or yellowed as it works its magic. Depending on your needs, you may have a spray, immersion or ultrasonic parts washer. Many custom parts washers perform a combination of these cleaning methods.  Most of the time, cleaning solutions naturally change color […]

What to Know About Becoming an Electrical Engineer

Jenfab's custom parts washers feature automation. An employee uses a Human Machine Interface system to test out a machine.

Is engineering the right career for you? Engineers are creative problem-solvers who make an impact on the world. In the parts cleaning industry, electrical engineers design systems and panels that distribute electricity throughout custom parts washers.  Aqueous parts washers clean components for the next manufacturing stage or the consumer. Electrical engineers help make clean parts […]

What Is Precision Cleaning?

There’s a difference between parts cleaning and precision parts cleaning. Many manufacturers only need to rinse off soils. Others need to remove soils at the microscopic level. Precision cleaning does just that.  What is precision cleaning, and what does it entail? From typical industry applications to required testing and verification, let’s walk through what you […]

Best Ways to Clean Engine Parts for Remanufacturing & Rebuilds

Automotive remanufacturing is on the rise as more people worldwide keep cars for extended periods of time. Personal vehicles and semi-trucks age, and they need high-quality replacement parts to keep operating. Remanufacturers fill this need with gasoline and diesel engine parts that meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s standards. All automotive remanufacturers and service […]