Aqueous cleaning and surface treatment equipment

31st July 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Aqueous cleaning and surface treatment equipment

At this year’s Surface World Live show, Turbex will highlight its ability to supply problem solving solutions to meet customers’ needs. They include turnkey systems for large scale production applications and flexible line configurations for processing complex parts to a superior standard.

The Turbex product portfolio includes the Galvatek range of surface treatment lines for applications such as chemical cleaning, etching or anodising. More than 600 turnkey installations in over 35 countries have been designed, delivered and installed.

Continuous development ensures that technological advances create better and more efficient procedures for industries where precision and fault-free operation are required. The equipment is typically automated and is renowned for modern technological developments that ensure efficiency, reliability and low emissions.

There are over 100 standard models in the range including front and top loading spray washers, multi-stage automatic or manual ultrasonic systems, bench top and floor standing ultrasonic machines, precision machines with basket rotation and flood options, and tunnel cleaning lines.

One range of machines uses a world patented system whereby rotation of the holding basket and spray jets is individually adjustable, allowing them to rotate in the same or opposite directions. Programs can be tailored, together with other movement options such as rocking of the basket, to wash even the most complex parts efficiently. The equipment is aimed primarily at high precision applications, with the possibility of simulated clean room conditions.

Another focus will also be modular and bespoke, high precision, ultrasonic cleaning machines with automation. A hallmark of their construction is multi-frequency ultrasonics, where a single transducer can generate two different ultrasonic frequencies. Consequently, dissimilar components and materials can be handled optimally in the same tank.

For processing larger parts, Turbex offers the ACV range of front loading, spray washing and rinsing models. They are particularly popular for degreasing, phosphating, paint removal, de-rusting and de-scaling. Manufactured from stainless steel, the machine programme comprises single and multi-stage units.

Standard sizes range from one to three metres in diameter, although larger dimensions are available. The PLC controlled machines provide a high level of cleaning performance due to ingenious design principles combined with elevated liquid flow rates and spray pressures generated by the powerful pump.

Non-destructive FPI (Flourescent Penetrant Inspection) testing equipment completes the Turbex offering. Through the company's long experience of component cleaning dating back to 1981, it has developed an extensive knowledge of FPI and the techniques required for testing and reporting. Its systems utilise expertise in automation and process control to provide consistency and traceability.

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