COMPLEX ENGINE COMPONENTS
MecWash systems are used to wash a wide range of components with complex geometries or with tenacious contamination, for example bearing housings, intercases, NGVs, heat exchangers and heat shields.
These components will require the effectiveness of high flow flood washing, typically complemented by either ultrasonics or dedicated jetting. Ultrasonics loosens adhered contaminants such as greases, polishing compounds or NDT penetrants to achieve very high levels of cleanliness.
The dedicated jetting is perfect for cleaning complex geometries with critical apertures and is crucial for blind holes, fine oil ways and water galleries. The jets are positioned over holes and galleries and provide continuous targeted flushing/air blasting during rotation, which provides excellent results and fast cycle times.
Our customer had a challenge, cleaning large bearing housing engine components to a high specification (nearly a metre in diameter). As well as the sheer size of the components, the challenge in this particular application was to adequately flush out the internal galleries, channels and tubes.