3 Benefits of Gas vs. Electric Heat for Heated Parts Washers

A heated parts washer that uses natural gas sits inside a facility.

Cleaning rests on four factors: time, chemistry, mechanics and, of course, temperature. Heated aqueous parts washers save you time by reducing how long it takes to clean and process parts.  Cleaning at higher temperatures increases chemical reaction rates. When you heat cleaning chemistry, the molecules move faster, hastening the chemical reaction between the chemistry and […]

Guide to Selecting an Aqueous Parts Washer

A monorail aqueous parts washer manufactured by Jenfab Cleaning Solutions.

Manufacturers and remanufacturers have unique needs. Many of which are influenced by their industry. The aqueous parts washer that best fits an application hinges on several factors, including floor space, part materials, throughput requirements and cleanliness standards. Is your aqueous parts washer no longer up to par? Do you need a new system for cleaning […]

Ultimate Guide to Rinsing in Aqueous Cleaning

Closeup of a water splash over a black background.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.  The age-old saying translates to aqueous parts washers too. Washing is the first step in the parts cleaning process, but rinsing is essential for optimal part cleanliness. Parts are exposed to detergents during the aqueous cleaning process. Cleaning compounds help break down soils, but they may leave residue behind.  Rinsing removes residual […]

How to Refurbish Your Used Parts Washer

Jenfab refurbishes aqueous parts washers at their Springfield, MO location.

Take your company’s used industrial parts washer to the next level! If your current parts cleaning system isn’t cutting it, you should look for signs of wear and corrosion. Routine maintenance checks and part replacements help used parts washers run efficiently.  Older parts washers may need component updates or new features to keep cleaning well. […]

How Infrastructure Spending Benefits Heavy Equipment Manufacturers

An excavator hauls gravel across a construction site.

In November 2021, the president signed the biggest infrastructure spending bill in decades. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides an estimated $1.2 trillion for roads, bridges, public transit, internet access, drinking water, clean energy and much more. In the bill’s first year, the current Administration announced $185 […]

Meet Billy: “Basically, This Is My Family”

Jenfab team member, Billy Masten, installs an aqueous parts washer.

When Billy Masten fell off a roof, he wasn’t sure what to do next. The 25-foot fall broke eight ribs, collapsed one lung and fractured his pelvis. He didn’t want to renovate homes anymore.  On paper, Billy wasn’t a perfect job candidate—he’d been in prison. Go back 10 years. Jason Tatum struggled to start a […]

Replacement Parts: Caring for Your Aging Aqueous Parts Washer

Aqueous parts washer on facility shop floor during refurbishing..

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 […]