Cambridge based tool engineer, C4 Carbides, recently commissioned an aqueous cleaning system from component cleaning specialist, MecWash, to remove oil and dirt from the cutting edge of tools prior to adhering carbide and painting.

C4 Carbides manufactures carbide tipped power tool accessories including jig and industrial band saw blades, which are exported across the globe.

Project engineer, Simon Peckham, says: “The nature of our products demands we achieve a sterile surface prior to applying the carbide and painting. Any oil and dirt residue remaining from the production process has the potential to impact the efficiency of our products and could therefore adversely affect our reputation.”

C4 Carbides commissioned a MecWash Duo for installation at its production facility, following comprehensive trials at MecWash’s purpose built facilities in Tewkesbury. The Duo benefits from a powerful spray wash and a flood /immersion wash. This provides superior cleaning thanks to full solution contact with all component surfaces. This is followed by a re-circulating spray rinse, which provides high standards of surface finish by removing detergent residues left by the wash solution. The rinse stage can also be used to apply a longer term corrosion inhibitor for ferrous components. The

Duo is a highly versatile system providing precision cleaning for both large components and dense baskets of small parts – all cleaning cycles are finished off with a hot air dry.

Simon Peckham says: “We’re now experiencing excellent cleaning results from the machine which is really easy to maintain. I would definitely recommend installing a MecWash system.”


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