When selecting a parts washer today, we need to consider the fact that fresh water is no longer abundant and there are escalating costs associated with these outdated parts washer designs. Recycling rinse water is gaining in popularity when it stands to save tens of thousands of dollars in real costs over time.
Although there are exceptions, spray cabinets, conveyor and helix washers, once popular, have been replaced with designs that conserve both the detergent and the rinse water required to remove it from manufactured parts. In order to cost effectively recycle water, it is critical that the parts washer design makes efficient use of detergent thereby minimizing the amount that the rinse water needs to remove. Enhanced immersion and spray over immersion designs provide the answer to most applications.