Aqueous Parts Washers

Aqueous parts washers combine water-based cleaning chemistries, heat and agitation to remove soils, and are much safer than typical petroleum-based solvents. Jenfab offers heavy-duty and light-duty industrial parts washers in addition to custom and precision cleaning systems. Request a quote today. Our team will help you design a custom parts washer that fits your needs.

Choosing Your Parts Washer

Take these details into consideration before selecting an aqueous parts washer.

The size of the part to clean How many parts to process Your cleanliness specifications The next step in manufacturing Your facility’s space and size

Conveyor Parts Washers

Need a high-volume aqueous cleaning system? Look no further than a conveyor parts washer for processing high volumes of small and large parts. Standard conveyor washers can wash, rinse, apply rust inhibitors or dry parts. Jenfab can modify machines to manually or automatically load parts onto the conveyor.

Rotary Drum Washers

Our rotary parts washer models can clean parts in batches or continuously. High volumes of ammunition, metal stamping and die casting components can move through multiple stages in a rotary drum washer. Our rotary basket washers accomplish precision cleaning for the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

LeanClean 360 Parts Washers

The LeanClean 360 series brings immersion, spray cleaning and ultrasonics into one automatic, front-loading machine. These parts washers are perfect for high-volume batch, critical or precision cleaning. With 360-degree rotation, you can easily clean parts with blind holes and recesses.

Front-Load Parts Washers

Front-loading cabinet washers rotate parts on a turntable while spraying cleaning solution from all angles. The used cleaning solution is filtered and cycled back through the parts washer. These models are excellent choices for automotive manufacturers, service repair facilities and heavy equipment cleaning.

Top-Load Parts Washers

Are you cleaning parts by hand? Forget pressure washing, scrub tubs and manual cleaning. Compact, top-loading cabinet washers replace manual processes in commercial and industrial applications. Reduce cost and labor by automating your parts cleaning.

Additional Parts Washers

We offer numerous industrial washers to suit your application and facility. All of Jenfab’s standard models can be customized for your parts cleaning needs. Talk to our team about available sizes, multiple washing stages and other customizable options.

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In today’s fast-paced industrial landscape, where precision and efficiency collide with the need for environmental stewardship, our aqueous parts washer emerges as the quintessential solution. Engineered for excellence, this washer combines state-of-the-art technology with unparalleled versatility to meet the cleaning demands of diverse sectors, from automotive to aerospace.
To help you better understand the benefits of aqueous parts washers and how they can help your business, we’ve compiled a comprehensive database of information on aqueous parts washers, their use, what types may be right for you, and more.

What Are Aqueous Parts Washers?

In the demanding world of industrial manufacturing and maintenance, keeping components clean is essential for machinery longevity, production efficiency, and product quality. Aqueous parts washers revolutionize this cleaning process, offering a powerful, safe, and sustainable alternative to traditional solvent-based cleaning methods.
Aqueous parts washers are specialized cleaning machines that utilize water-based solutions (often combined with detergents, specialized chemistries, and heat) to remove tough contaminants like grease, oil, grime, and machining residues from a wide array of parts. They come in various designs to suit different applications and part sizes.

The Role of Aqueous Parts Washers In Industrial Cleaning

From automotive components to aerospace assemblies, aqueous parts washers play a crucial role in many industries. These systems are engineered to:

Types of Aqueous Parts Washers

Aqueous parts washers come in diverse configurations to accommodate different cleaning needs, space constraints, and budgets. Below are the most common types.

Cabinet Washers

Cabinet washers are enclosed machines where parts are cleaned in a dedicated chamber using spray nozzles and sometimes high-pressure jets. There are several variations of cabinet washers, including:


Vertical Door and Top-Load Industrial Cabinet Washers:

Both vertical door and top-load industrial cabinet washers share similar cleaning processes:
  1. Loading. Parts are manually loaded onto a basket or turntable inside the cabinet.
  2. Cleaning Cycle. The chosen cleaning solution (water-based or solvent) is pumped and sprayed throughout the chamber, dislodging contaminants. This can involve multiple wash, rinse, and dry stages depending on the application.
  3. Unloading. Once the cleaning cycle is complete, the door is opened, and the parts are removed.

Key Differences:

  • Door Mechanism:
    • Vertical Door. Lifts vertically like a guillotine, maximizing space within the facility.
    • Top-Load. Opens from the top, requiring more overhead clearance.
  • Loading/Unloading:
    • Vertical Door. Parts can be loaded and unloaded through the same opening or via separate doors for a pass-through configuration.
    • Top-Load. Requires lifting parts directly into the cabinet from above.


  • Thorough Cleaning. Powerful pumps and agitation systems ensure effective cleaning of complex parts with multiple surfaces.
  • Versatility. Can handle a wide range of part sizes and materials due to customizable wash cycles and cleaning solutions.
  • High Volume Processing. Capable of cleaning large batches of parts efficiently.
  • Safety. Enclosed design minimizes operator exposure to cleaning solutions and fumes.
  • Reduced Labor. Automates the cleaning process, minimizing manual intervention.

Ideal Applications:

  • Large or bulky parts. Due to their spacious interiors, these washers are suitable for cleaning items that wouldn’t fit in standard basket washers.
  • Heavy-duty cleaning. Effective for removing stubborn contaminants like grease, oil, and machining fluids.
  • Multiple stage cleaning. Can be customized with various wash, rinse, and dry cycles for complex cleaning requirements.
  • Industries. Commonly used in automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and other sectors requiring high-precision cleaning.

Conveyor Belt Parts Washers





Manual models require the operator to load/unload parts and initiate the cleaning cycle while front-loading cabinet washers offer a convenient door for loading parts and are often automated. Conveyor cabinet washers are designed for continuous cleaning, with parts moving through the washer on a belt system.
Cabinet washers are highly versatile and can accommodate a wide range of part sizes while providing different levels of cleaning intensity.

Stationary Aqueous Parts Washers

In addition to traditional cabinet-style washers, there are stationary aqueous parts washer models to consider:

Ergonomic Designs for Enhanced Usability

In the quest for efficiency, the physical design of parts washers has evolved. JenFab models like the LeanClean 360 Rotary Basket Washer, our Rotary Drum Washers, and our Conveyor Belt Washers have all been meticulously crafted with the operator in mind, featuring ergonomic designs that make loading and unloading a breeze.
The addition of features like adjustable stands and mobile bases also allows for a customizable setup that can be tailored to the specific needs of each workspace. This human-centric approach to design not only improves usability but also enhances safety, ensuring that every operation — whether it involves a heavy-duty wringer or a delicate fabric washer — is performed with the utmost care.

Aqueous Parts Washer Accessories

Optional equipment and accessories customize aqueous parts washers:

Quick Tips for Selecting an Aqueous Parts Washer

When choosing the best aqueous parts washer, consider:

To make sure you get the aqueous parts washer that’s right for you, talk to a JenFab professional today and make sure you get the perfect parts washer for your business.

Applications for Industries: Your Versatile Cleaning Powerhouse

JenFab’s aqueous parts washers excel across diverse industries and manufacturing processes. Discover applications where they’re essential for boosting productivity, ensuring reliability, and safeguarding product and environmental standards.

Ammunition: The Role of Aqueous Parts Washers in the Gun Industry

Ammunition: The Role of Aqueous Parts Washers in the Gun Industry
Beyond these core benefits, aqueous parts washers offer additional advantages for the gun industry:
In conclusion, aqueous parts washers are valuable tools for the gun industry, supporting cleanliness, reliability, safety, cost-effectiveness, and environmental responsibility in the maintenance and operation of firearms.
Learn more about work in the ammunition industry below.

Automotive: Degreasing, Surface Prep, and Rust Prevention

Aqueous washers transform automotive cleaning operations for engines, components, and assemblies:
Learn more about our work in the automotive industry below.

Aerospace & High-Precision Manufacturing: Zero-Tolerance Cleaning

Where critical tolerances and absolute cleanliness are essential, aqueous parts washers deliver uncompromised results, preparing parts for further processes or demanding service:

Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals: Beyond Cleanliness, Assuring Patient Safety

The exacting world of medical device manufacturing demands meticulous cleaning of surgical instruments, implants, and precision-engineered components. Aqueous solutions rise to the challenge:
Learn more about our work in the medical device industry below.

General Manufacturing: Versatility from Cleaning to Finishing

Across the expansive general manufacturing sector, aqueous parts washers deliver reliable performance in various applications, optimizing production lines and improving final product quality:
Learn more about our work in the manufacturing industry below.

Oil & Gas: Tackling Tenacious Contaminants, Safely

In the rugged oil and gas sector, aqueous washers deliver the cleaning power to remove heavy residues and corrosion from equipment exposed to harsh environments.
Learn more about our work in the oil & gas industry below.

Fasteners & Bulk Parts Cleaning: Prep for Efficient, Defect-Free Finishing

Aqueous washers enable high-throughput cleaning of a wide range of small, bulk items
Learn more about our work with fasteners below.

Innovative Cleaning Solutions for Every Need

In the heart of any industry, where the black of grease meets the red of warning lights, JenFab’s innovative solutions and industrial cleaning systems stand ready. With the precision of a surgeon and the power of a bull, these systems — equipped with high-pressure jets and advanced filters — tackle the toughest grime.
Whether it’s restoring the luster to a vintage car’s chrome or ensuring the sterility of medical equipment with a nebulizer’s gentle mist, the right tool for the job is just within reach. And for those seeking eco-friendly options, our aqueous parts washers offer powerful cleaning without compromising the planet’s health.

Why Choose JenFab Aqueous Parts Washers?

Dive into our collection and discover the perfect aqueous parts washer to meet your needs. Whether it’s a Rotary Drum Washer or the LeanClean 360, we have the technology to revolutionize your cleaning process. Contact us to learn more about our products, request a demo, or discuss your specific cleaning challenges. With our advanced solutions, prepare to witness a cleaning transformation like no other. Here at JenFab, we offer:

Need Help in Selecting an Aqueous Washer?

Get insights from JenFab experts specializing in cleaning solutions! Contact us for individualized guidance on the right washer type and solution for your application.

Tailored Solutions for Every Cleaning Challenge

Understanding that no two cleaning tasks are the same, we offer customizable options to suit your specific needs. Whether it’s the delicate precision required for circuit boards or the robust power needed for engine parts, our parts washers adapt.

Sustainability at Its Best

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, our aqueous parts washers stand out. Utilizing water-based cleaning solutions, these machines offer an eco-friendly alternative to solvent-based systems. Our commitment to green cleaning practices significantly reduces hazardous waste and conserves water without sacrificing performance.

Beyond Cleaning: A Comprehensive Support System

Purchasing an aqueous parts washer from us means more than just acquiring a machine; it signifies a partnership. With on-site training, 24/7 customer support, and an extensive network of distributors, we ensure your operations run smoothly. From troubleshooting tips to upgrade options, we’ve got you covered.

Discover the Difference Today

Explore our diverse range of aqueous parts washers and experience the difference in cleanliness, efficiency, and sustainability. Whether you’re in need of a kitchen-grade cleaner for your restaurant or an industrial-strength washer for your manufacturing facility, our solutions are tailored to meet your needs.
With additional features like pressurized sprayers, vacuum extractors, and ultrasense controls, our washers are not just machines but partners in your quest for pristine results.

How Aqueous Parts Washers Work

Aqueous parts washers provide a safe and environmentally conscious alternative to solvent-based parts cleaning. Their cleaning power comes from the unique interplay of these key components:

#1 The Cleaning Solution

Aqueous solutions rely on water as their primary solvent, offering a gentler cleaning action compared to harsh chemicals. This foundation is further optimized through carefully selected additives:
  • Detergents. These work much like dish soap, breaking down and emulsifying oils and greases, allowing them to be lifted from the part’s surface.
  • Builders. These soften water and optimize the effectiveness of the detergents for enhanced cleaning power.
  • Specialized Additives. These components provide tailored benefits. Rust inhibitors protect metal components, dispersants break down solid particles, and biocides maintain solution health by preventing bacterial growth.
  • Chemistry Selection. Selecting the right cleaning solution is crucial. Key factors to consider include:
    • Contaminant Type: From oils and greases to metal shavings, ink, and biological residues, different cleaning formulas are optimized to target specific types of contaminants.
    • Part Material: The cleaning solution must be compatible with the materials of the part (steel, aluminum, plastics, etc.) to prevent damage.
  • Temperature. Aqueous cleaning solutions generally work best at elevated temperatures (up to near-boiling), as heat softens contaminants, reduces surface tension, and speeds up chemical cleaning reactions.

#2 Agitation

  • Spray Nozzles. Parts are blasted with high-pressure jets of heated solution. This direct force physically dislodges surface contaminants and washes them away.
  • Immersion & Turbulence. Fully submerging a part ensures the solution reaches all surfaces. Pumps and mechanical movement create turbulence within the cleaning tank, further breaking down and flushing away grime.
  • Mechanical Action. Parts washers often provide greater cleaning power through:
    • Basket Rotation: Gently tumbling parts in a basket ensures even exposure of all surfaces to the cleaning solution.
    • Vibration: Agitation through vibration intensifies cleaning action, making it ideal for dislodging stubborn contaminants or cleaning heavier parts.
  • Ultrasonics (Optional). This highly effective technique uses high-frequency sound waves to create microscopic bubbles in the solution. These bubbles implode violently (a process called cavitation), creating a scrubbing action that reaches into even the most complex crevices and internal structures.

#3 Filtration

An essential part of the cleaning process involves maintaining the purity of the cleaning solution itself. Aqueous parts washers employ filtration systems to:
  • Particulate Removal. As contaminants like oils, dirt, and metal shavings are removed from parts, filters continuously trap and remove them. Filtration systems range from simple mesh screens to sophisticated multi-stage setups, ensuring the solution doesn’t redeposit debris onto cleaned parts.
  • Oil Skimmers (Optional). Many washers integrate oil/water separators, like skimming belts, to continuously remove floating oils and greases. This significantly extends the useful life of the cleaning solution, minimizing maintenance requirements and reducing waste generation.

#4 Rinsing & Drying

The final steps in aqueous parts washing focus on eliminating cleaning solution residue and ensuring proper drying:
  • Rinse Stages. Many automated washers include multiple rinsing stages. These progressive rinses use increasingly clean or purified water to fully remove any residual cleaning solution fully, ensuring no chemical residue remains that could interfere with downstream processes or the part’s final use.
  • Drying. Thorough drying is critical to prevent flash rusting on metal parts or the formation of contamination spots. Common drying methods include:
    • Forced Air. Heated air is blown over the parts to accelerate evaporation rapidly.
    • Heating. Directly heated components within the washer evaporate moisture from the part’s surface.

Aqueous Parts Washer Fluid: What Type of Fluid Do They Use?

Aqueous parts washers rely on water-based cleaning solutions instead of traditional solvent-based cleaners. These water-based fluids offer several advantages, including:

Understanding Aqueous Parts Washer Fluids

These fluids come in various formulations and concentrations to cater to diverse cleaning requirements. Here’s a breakdown of some key aspects:

Choosing the Right Fluid:

Selecting the most suitable aqueous parts washer fluid depends on several factors:

Remember: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for handling and using aqueous parts washer fluids.

By understanding the type of fluid used in aqueous parts washers and making informed choices based on your specific needs, you can ensure efficient and safe cleaning of your parts.

Additional Considerations:

Where to Buy:

You can purchase aqueous parts washer fluid from various sources:

The Role of Water Quality in Aqueous Parts Washers

The effectiveness of an aqueous parts washer is not solely dependent on its mechanical prowess but also on the quality of one of its most critical components: water. Hard water, often laden with minerals, can impede the cleaning process, leaving residues on parts and diminishing the performance of the washer.
Solutions like water softeners and conditioners are integral, ensuring that every drop of water contributes to a spotless clean.

Aqueous Washer Types & Their Application Strengths

Cabinet Washers

Immersion Washers

Rotary Drum Washers

Specialized Washers

Important Note: The cleaning solution chemistry always plays a critical role, regardless of the washer type. JenFab’s expertise in this area ensures selecting the proper detergents and additives to complement your selected equipment perfectly.

Considerations When Choosing an Aqueous Parts Washer

The decision about which aqueous parts washer to invest in goes beyond its core cleaning capabilities. To get the most out of your system, it’s vital to consider numerous factors. Begin by evaluating your size and capacity needs. Ensure the washer easily handles your largest parts and provides ample space for loading and movement within the cleaning chamber.
For maximum efficiency, assess whether your workflow benefits from batch cleaning, individual part washing, or a system designed for continuous, inline parts processing. Plan for potential growth in production volume or changes to part complexity, as these may impact your initial washer choice.

#1 Machine Compatibility

Equally important is material compatibility. The cleaning solution you choose must be formulated for the metals, plastics, or other materials present in your parts to prevent any damage. It’s crucial also to verify that the washer itself – the tank, internal components, seals, etc. – can withstand the chosen cleaning chemistry without deterioration.
The level of automation plays a significant role as well. Determine whether manual loading and unloading are feasible or if an automated washer would bring significant gains in productivity and labor savings. For processes with strict standards, automated washers, and programmable cycles ensure reliable, repeatable cleaning results.

#2 Environmental Regulations

Environmental regulations and your company’s sustainability goals deserve careful attention. Ensure your chosen system adheres to all local and federal environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions, wastewater discharge, and disposal.
Some industries, like healthcare and aerospace, face even stricter requirements. Even where not strictly mandated, choosing an aqueous system naturally aligns with environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
Don’t overlook long-term operational costs. Compare upfront prices across systems, factoring in the cost of detergents, additives, and any wastewater treatment needed. Include utility usage (water, heat, electricity), labor savings associated with automation, and preventative maintenance.

Finding the Right Vendor

Finally, the right vendor brings invaluable support. Prioritize companies with reliable reputations and in-depth knowledge of industrial cleaning. Ensure they offer installation assistance, comprehensive warranties, easy access to spare parts, and the technical expertise to assist with everything from cleaning solution selection to future process optimization. Remember, it’s not just the washer but the expertise and ongoing support that guarantees the best investment for your business.

Supporting Your Business with Comprehensive Cleaning Solutions

The availability of comprehensive cleaning solutions supports businesses in maintaining their operational standards. From pneumatic cleaners for automotive parts to gentle nebulizers for medical instruments, ensuring that businesses have access to the tools they need to keep their environments clean and compliant with regulatory standards is part of the JenFab difference.

Advanced Cleaning Kits and Accessories

Our bucket and bin systems, complete with lids and spouts, are just the beginning. We offer an extensive range of accessories and custom cleaning and design engineering services to help you achieve the clean you need.

Cutting-Edge Technology for Unrivaled Results

At the heart of our aqueous parts washers lies advanced motor technology, offering unmatched cleaning power with expert precision. Whether you’re dealing with oily machinery or crystal-clear optics, our washers provide the cure. With redline performance and eco-friendly options — including water-saving features and biodegradable detergents — we’re committed to exceeding environmental standards.

Custom Solutions for Diverse Needs

The need for tailored cleaning solutions is universal — especially in the commercial parts cleaning space. Enter the realm of custom kits and mounted systems, where every industrial aqueous parts washer is engineered to meet the unique demands of its environment.
The ability to customize and adapt cleaning equipment to meet specific needs is a hallmark of modern industrial washers. From the modular design of systems that allow for the addition of extra tubs and spouts to the development of specialized kits for unique applications, JenFab is at the forefront of innovation.
Whether it’s a compact bench model for small components or a robust floor-mounted system for large-scale operations, the emphasis on customization is clear. Here at JenFab, these systems are not just tools but partners in productivity, designed to keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of industry.
Our customizable solutions are particularly valuable in industries with unique cleaning requirements, such as the aerospace sector, where precision and reliability are paramount. By offering a range of accessories and modifications, these systems ensure that every cleaning challenge is met with an effective and efficient solution.

Aqueous Cleaning Solutions & Their Applications

The heart of your aqueous parts washer is the cleaning solution itself. While the machine provides heat and agitation, it’s the chemistry that gets the tough work done. Let’s explore the types of solutions used, how they benefit the environment, and the best ways to manage them.

Chemistry Guide (degreasers, rust inhibitors, etc.)

Aqueous cleaning solutions are formulated to tackle specific contaminants and to ensure compatibility with diverse part materials:

Environmental Impact

One of the key drivers in switching to aqueous parts washers is their superior environmental profile compared to solvents. Aqueous solutions boast:

Solution Management and Maintenance

Keeping your solution working at its peak involves a few key actions:

Best Practices for Solution Choice

More On JenFab’s Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions

In our commitment to sustainability, our aqueous parts washers use water-based cleaning fluids, significantly reducing the need for hazardous chemicals. Paired with our advanced recycling systems, these washers not only minimize waste but also conserve water, making them a green choice for businesses conscious of their environmental impact.

The Power of Innovation

Our washers are enhanced with the latest technology, including touchscreen controls and programmable cycles, offering unparalleled ease of use. The integration of smart features like automatic detergent dispensing and energy-efficient motors ensures that every wash is both effective and economical.

Designed for Durability

Constructed with high-quality materials, including stainless steel and corrosion-resistant components, our aqueous parts washers are built to last. From the sturdy bins and tubs to the robust spout and faucet designs, every element is engineered for durability and performance.

Safety and Operational Guidelines

Aqueous parts washers offer a significant safety advantage over solvent-based systems. However, it remains crucial to implement safety protocols and best practices in your operations. These measures contribute to operator safety, optimal equipment performance, and environmental compliance.

Aqueous Solutions Safety

Your primary safety reference for any cleaning solution is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). It details potential health risks, recommended handling precautions, storage methods, and what to do in case of accidental exposure.
Based on the MSDS guidance, choose appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Gloves, eye protection (goggles or face shields), and chemical-resistant aprons are often necessary to prevent solution contact with skin and eyes. Adequate ventilation, especially when using heated solutions, prevents excessive vapor buildup.
You can also consult your parts washer manufacturer or solution provider if you have concerns about ventilation requirements. It’s imperative to know the location of eye wash stations, showers (if mandated), and general first-aid kits. Familiarize your team with symptoms of chemical exposure and proper emergency response measures.

Proper Parts Washer Operation

Thoroughly review the operation manual for your specific model of aqueous washer. Prioritize understanding safe loading limits, recommended wash cycle settings, and all scheduled maintenance tasks.
Never exceed the washer’s designed load capacity, as this leads to subpar cleaning, risks damage to both parts and internal components and shortens the machine’s overall lifespan.
Adhere to temperature ranges mandated for safe use. Excessive heat poses burn risks, and some chemistries lose effectiveness outside specified ranges. When in doubt about the compatibility of plastic, composite, or sensitive metal parts with your wash solution, always consult your solution provider.

Safe Waste Disposal Practices

Understanding and abiding by local and regional regulations governing wastewater disposal and spent cleaning solutions is paramount. These ordinances can vary significantly between locations, so it’s vital to research and educate yourself about requirements specific to your operations.
Consult with your solution provider or reputable waste disposal service to help classify and analyze your waste materials. This process guides you in understanding safe disposal methods. In many cases, filtering your cleaning solution and using technologies like oil skimmers helps prolong the solution’s life.
This strategy not only improves cleaning results but directly leads to lower waste volumes and disposal costs.

Preventative Maintenance Recommendations

Proactive maintenance extends the life of your aqueous parts washer. Perform regular visual inspections of all machine components, looking for leaks, worn or damaged seals, and any malfunctions with spray nozzles, pumps, or filters. Filter replacement should adhere strictly to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Dirty filters decrease performance, strain pumps, and degrade the quality of your cleaning solution. Monitor your cleaning solution’s chemical concentration and pH levels following procedures specific to your chemistry. Regularly scheduled tank clean-outs prevent the buildup of sludge, maximizing solution effectiveness and preventing the harboring of contaminants within your washer.

Enhancing Safety with Advanced Features

Safety remains paramount in the design and operation of industrial cleaning equipment. Features such as fusible links in parts washers and automatic shut-off functions in submersible pumps are not just advancements; they are essential components that protect operators and environments alike.
From the engineering floors of manufacturing factories to the facilities of pharmaceutical companies, we ensure every device is equipped with these safety measures.

Additional Notes

Comprehensive training is non-negotiable for everyone interacting with the parts washer. Proper safety protocols and operating procedures must be reinforced continuously. Maintain accurate records of all equipment maintenance, solution changes, and waste disposal. This practice both simplifies any compliance checks and can help optimize your process by revealing trend information over time.
By emphasizing safety, following outlined operating procedures, and investing in proper maintenance, you ensure a positive environment for your operators, protect your equipment and uphold environmental standards.

Benefits of Aqueous Over Solvent-Based Washers

While solvents once dominated the cleaning scene, aqueous solutions present undeniable advantages across a spectrum of concerns. Beyond environmental compliance, a well-chosen aqueous washer brings tangible benefits to worker health, process efficiency, and even your bottom line.

Improved Worker Safety

Environmental Responsibility

Reduced Regulatory Burden

Comparable or Superior Cleaning Power

Cost-Effectiveness (Over the Long Term)

Steps to Consider When Selecting an Aqueous Parts Washer

Choosing the right parts washer is about aligning its capabilities with your cleaning challenges and operational realities. With that in mind, it’s important to consider the following factors carefully.

The Size of the Part to Clean

Measure the largest part you anticipate cleaning – not just length/width, but the full 3D space it occupies. Tank dimensions directly limit what fits. A few oversized parts justify larger units, while small components often do well with batch washing.
Also, be realistic about handling: does the part even fit through doors, into elevators, etc., to reach your wash area?

How Many Parts to Process:

Your Cleanliness Specifications

The Next Step in Manufacturing

Is the part immediately going to final assembly? Drying methods (heated blow-offs, etc.) matter, as do temporary rust inhibitors incorporated into the final wash cycle.

Your Facility's Space and Size

Important Reminders

No “One-size-fits-all”: What works for a neighboring shop isn’t guaranteed to meet YOUR needs.

Proper Parts Washer Operation and Maintenance

Operating and maintaining your aqueous parts washer correctly is vital to ensure ongoing safety, cleaning efficiency, and longevity of the machine. Follow this list of guidelines for key components:

How to Wash Parts

  1. Carefully load parts into the wash chamber without overloading.
  2. Ensure any part fixtures or baskets securely hold items during washing.
  3. Run wash cycles based on part soil levels and manufacturer guidance. Overwashing risks part and machine damage.
  4. Allow completed cycles to fully rinse and dry parts before unloading.

To Wash Pump

  1. Visually inspect pumps before each use for leaks or damage.
  2. Confirm adequate pump pressure/flow for specific washing needs.
  3. Apply proper filtration to help prolong pump life.
  4. Follow scheduled service intervals per manufacturer specifications.

Washing Pump Parts

  1. Use correct solvents and methods when cleaning pump components to avoid damage.
  2. Ensure components are fully dry before reinstalling to prevent water contamination and reduced component lifespan.
  3. Replace worn seals, gaskets, valves, pump heads, etc. when needed to maintain optimal performance.

What Size Gallon Parts Washer Is Right for Me?

Great question. From a 20 gallon parts washer to a 40 gallon parts washer and more, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to parts washers. Picking the right size involves considering these factors:

Start with Your Parts

Think About Cleaning Intensity

Don't Forget about Practicalities

The Big Question: Growth

If you anticipate the types of parts or your overall workload volume going UP in the future, a slightly oversized washer offers flexibility to adapt your process seamlessly.
JenFab offers a wide range of aqueous parts washers in various sizes — from 5 gal to 500 gal and beyond, and concentrated options to suit your cleaning needs and budget.

Determining the Right Type of Gallon Parts Washer for Your Business

Choosing a parts washer isn’t just about the gallon capacity of its tank. Consider these factors alongside tank size to ensure your investment truly supports your needs:

Part Size & Batch Volume

Cleaning Process Considerations

Space & Workflow

Cost, Not Just Gallons

It’s tempting to get fixated on tank capacity, but remember:

Getting Expert Advice

Reputable vendors don’t simply want to sell the largest unit. Discuss your specific parts, production goals, and limitations. Their guidance based on real-world use is often critical in finding the most efficient size choice.


Our commitment to you extends far beyond the initial purchase. We ensure your team is well-equipped with our aqueous parts washers. Our 24/7 customer support, onsite maintenance services, and access to a wide network of parts distributors mean that help is always at hand. Here at JenFab, you’re never alone in your quest for the perfect clean.

What Are the Different Washer Parts for an Aqueous Parts Washer?

Aqueous parts washers, while varied in complexity, share core components responsible for their cleaning action. Understanding these parts lets you troubleshoot issues better, pick the right features for your needs, and even compare between washers more effectively.

Core Components

Components on Specialized Washers

Additional Parts & Considerations

Important Notes

What if I Need a Parts Washer Replacement? A JenFab Perspective

We get it – even rock-solid parts washers don’t last forever. JenFab believes in making informed decisions about equipment and maximizing value. Whether your parts washer is facing major repairs or your cleaning needs have changed, here’s what to consider before opting for replacement:

When Does Replacement Make Sense?

Let's Crunch Some Numbers

Additional Factors

The JenFab Promise – We're Here to Help!

Choosing between the fix and new equipment feels daunting. Talk to the JenFab team! We’ve seen it all and provide clear-cut advice tailored to YOUR shop needs, not just selling the newest washer on the shelf. Sometimes a repair saves the day; sometimes, an upgrade empowers your entire operation. Let’s figure that out together!

Finding a Replacement Hose for Your Parts Washer

For aqueous parts washers, replacement hoses are usually not user-serviceable components. Disassembling and replacing them might require specific technical expertise and could void warranties. It’s crucial to consult your aqueous parts washer’s manual for any information regarding hose replacement procedures and recommended parts.
If you suspect a hose issue with your aqueous parts washer, it’s recommended to contact the manufacturer or an authorized service technician for proper diagnosis and repair. They can assess the situation, determine the appropriate course of action, and ensure safe and effective repairs.

Navigating the Aqueous Parts Washer Landscape: JenFab Stands Out

While other industrial parts washer companies offer similar products, JenFab distinguishes itself through a combination of exceptional quality, diverse offerings, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

A Legacy of Expertise in Aqueous Parts Washers

With a longstanding presence in the industry, JenFab has accumulated extensive knowledge in designing and manufacturing reliable, efficient cleaning solutions. This deep understanding translates into superior cleaning performance and proven durability, ensuring your parts washer delivers consistent results for years to come.
Compared to some newer entrants in the market, JenFab’s established track record provides added confidence in our products.

Unmatched Selection to Meet Diverse Needs

Recognizing the varied cleaning requirements across industries, we offer a comprehensive selection of aqueous parts washers. From compact benchtop models to high-capacity floor washers, and even specialized ultrasonic options, you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your specific cleaning challenges.

Unwavering Customer Focus: A Hallmark of JenFab

Here at JenFab, we prioritize exceptional customer service, going beyond simply selling products. Our dedicated team is readily available to assist with expert advice, comprehensive product information, and prompt support.
This commitment to customer satisfaction ensures a seamless buying experience and ongoing confidence in your investment. Forget impersonal service models, our personalized approach fosters trust and builds lasting relationships with you, the customer.

Beyond Functionality: User-Centric Design Matters

While some industrial cleaning solutions companies may focus solely on core functionalities, we take the extra step to enhance the user experience. Features like intuitive controls, user-friendly design elements, and easily accessible maintenance components contribute to increased efficiency and streamlined operation.
This commitment to user-centric design sets JenFab apart, ensuring your parts washer is not only effective but also convenient and hassle-free to use in your daily operations.

Choosing the Right Partner for Long-Term Success

Selecting an aqueous parts washer is an investment in your workflow and operational efficiency. By prioritizing quality, diverse options, exceptional customer service, and user-centric design, JenFab empowers you to make an informed decision that delivers long-term value and optimal cleaning performance. With our established expertise, commitment to customer satisfaction, and focus on user experience, We stand out as a reliable partner for your aqueous parts washer needs.

Aqueous Parts Washer vs. Kerosene vs. Mineral Spirits Parts Washer: Choosing the Right Cleaning Solution

Selecting the right solvent for your parts washer is crucial for achieving optimal cleaning performance while ensuring safety and environmental responsibility. Three main options emerge: aqueous parts washers, kerosene-based cleaners, and mineral spirits-based cleaners. Each offers distinct advantages and drawbacks, making it essential to understand their differences to make an informed decision.

Aqueous Parts Washers

  • Cleaning Mechanism: Utilize water-based cleaning solutions with detergents and mild abrasives.
    • Benefits:
      • Safe and user-friendly: No harsh chemicals or fumes, suitable for indoor use.
      • Environmentally friendly: Water-based solutions minimize environmental impact.
      • Cost-effective: Reusable cleaning solutions and minimal disposal costs.
  • Potential Drawbacks
    • May not be as effective for heavily soiled parts: Might require longer cleaning times or additional pre-cleaning steps for stubborn grease and grime.
    • Material compatibility: Not suitable for all materials, as some may be sensitive to water.

Kerosene-Based Parts Washers

  • Cleaning Mechanism: Utilize kerosene, a petroleum-based solvent with strong cleaning power.
    • Benefits:
      • Powerful cleaning: Effectively removes tough grease, oil, and grime deposits.
      • Fast-acting: Offers rapid cleaning times.
    • Drawbacks:
      • Highly flammable: Requires strict safety precautions due to a low flash point and potential fire hazards.
      • Strong odor: An unpleasant smell necessitates proper ventilation during use.
      • Environmental concerns: Petroleum-based solvents pose potential environmental risks if not disposed of properly.
      • Health hazards: Inhalation of kerosene fumes can be harmful, requiring proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Mineral Spirits-Based Parts Washers