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Considerations When Choosing An Aqueous Parts Washer

When purchasing the right aqueous parts washer for your business, there are few things you should consider before deciding on which one to choose. The following are some guidelines that will help you with this process.

Can It Meet Your Cleanliness Specifications?

The most important factor when choosing a parts washer is to ensure the machine can meet your specific parts cleaning needs. Reputable manufacturers have a test lab and cleaning systems that can verify whether or not your parts can be cleaned according to your specifications. This is usually a free service, so be sure to take advantage of it.  

Is It Easy To Use?

When looking for an effective part cleaning machine, the system you choose should be simple to use. An intricate design that is difficult to understand may create complications in the cleaning process by causing delays or not completely cleaning the part. In addition, it may be difficult to train new employees on how to operate the machine if the functions are difficult.

How Fast Does The System Operate? 

How quickly does the system process parts? Chances are that you have an idea of how many parts per minute/hour/day you need to clean. If not, be sure to find out. That’s something you want to know when selecting the best parts washer for your organization and will ensure you get the right system for your needs.

Is It Safe?

Utilizing an aqueous part washing solution creates a safer work environment. Aqueous cleaning systems are water-based cleaners that are nonflammable and nonhazardous with minimal to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They also minimize the risks and liability of toxic waste disposal, which in turn, reduces the risk of worker accidents while trying to dispose of the chemicals. 

Aqueous solutions are an excellent alternative to petroleum solvents, which are hazardous to workers’ health. The chemicals used in this process are toxic enough to increase the risk of cancer for the people who are involved. Employers can try and control the exposure, but petroleum solvents evaporate quickly making the process difficult. None of these are factors with aqueous systems.

Is It An Affordable Solution?

Aqueous cleaning solutions can be a little more expensive when it comes to startup costs. However, the savings come from reduced labor hours, avoided health risks for employees and a disposal process that eliminates environmental hazards associated with petroleum cleaning solvents.

When these variables are factored into the total cost, aqueous systems are easily the more affordable option.

Are Additional Options Available?

Aqueous parts washers provide quality cleaning in a safer and more productive environment. However, base models might not fully achieve your objective. Ask your sales representative if there are additional options that can be added to either enhance or better achieve your cleaning specifications. 

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