Aqeous cleaning

Our aqueous rotational washing and drying machines, are adaptable to meet your precise requirements, repeatedly able to produce cleaner and drier results than any other comparable method. The combination of MecWash acclaimed rotational washing technology, ultrasonic flood washing, hot air and vacuum drying and speed of throughput allows us to offer sub contract cleaning services to support your manufacturing operation tailored to meet your exact needs. Often working in support of one off batch recovery or breakdown cover we can quickly step in to meet your manufacturing demands.


Rotational aqueous washing machine in action: Click to pause.




Aqueous component cleaning is achieved either via dissolution (for soluble contaminants), or displacement (for insoluble contaminants).


The process used to clean your component will depend upon a multitude of factors including:


  • The component material;
  • Design of the component such as shape or holes and crevices that may present challenges to cleaning;
  • The nature of the contamination;
  • Is there a need to remove moisture or to ensure corrosion resistance? 

The cleaning process is tailored to your exact requirements using our MecWash multi-process ultrasonic component washing machine. This machine is able to utilise the following features:


  • Operator programmable;
  • Basket rotation, oscillation, indexing or stationary;
  • High pressure, high volume flood or spray cycles;
  • High power ultrasonics for precision cleaning;
  • Variable speed;
  • Filtration and oil separation;
  • Four high volume heated wash solution tanks;
  • Hot air / vacuum drying;
  • Wash temperatures from ambient to 95 Deg C; and
  • Plastic eurotote, stainless mesh baskets or fully configurable fixtures for large items.




Water has the highest heat capacity of all liquids:
The capability for a molecule to absorb heat energy is called heat capacity. Water's high heat capacity is a property caused by hydrogen bonding among water molecules. When heat is absorbed, hydrogen bonds are broken and water molecules can move freely. When the temperature of water decreases, the hydrogen bonds are formed and release a considerable amount of energy. Water has the highest specific heat capacity of any liquid. Specific heat is defined as the amount of heat one gram of a substance must absorb or lose to change its temperature by one degree Celsius. For water, this amount is one calorie, or 4.184 Joules.
- Water is particularly effective in process cleaning because of its heat capacity and solvent properties.
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