A custom developed, new construction parts washer is a significant investment for many companies. The parts washer is a necessary piece of a manufacturing process, ensuring that parts are not rejected by the assembly plants.
When a company needs to wash a newly redesigned part, their parts washer must change to accommodate that part.
“We can retool an existing parts washer, even a non-Midbrook Hurricane brand, to meet a new process or tool,” said Utley.
Midbrook Hurricane recently completed work on a parts washer rebuilding project for a major Tier 1 automotive supplier.
“The supplier had made some design changes to their product,” said Utley. “Their old washer wasn’t properly cleaning the new design, but they didn’t have the necessary budget to invest in a brand new machine.”
Midbrook Hurricane analyzed their parts washing process and current machine. They developed a plan to re-design the spray and manifold headers, modify the existing parts fixtures, and retrofit the old process to fit the demands of the new part.
“We ensure that the new parts washer cleans as well as the old one,” said Utley. “And whenever we take on a rebuilding project, we also do a thorough cleaning of the tanks and washer.”
The rebuilt parts washer often looks indistinguishable from a brand new parts washer.
“There’s a significant cost saving with rebuilds,” said Utley. “The lead times are also reduced from 18 weeks to 4 weeks, on average.”
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