Guyson Corporation now offers its Orbit 1000 Model rotary cleaning system with touch-screen controls, a 1,000-pound capacity turntable and powered opening and closing of the wash chamber cover.
The upgraded parts washer has a 65 x 77 inch footprint and stands 55 inches tall with the lid closed (1651 W x 1956 D x 1397 H mm). The gearmotor-driven turntable holds a 42-inch (1,066 mm) diameter stainless steel round wire mesh basket that has a convenient loading height of 31.4 inches (798 mm).
The slowly rotating table loaded with components is surrounded on three sides by spray bars fitted with high-impact V-pattern jets to assure strong impingement of the spray and effective flushing action to remove surface contaminants during the timed cleaning cycle. Rinsing and air knife blow-off cycles are provided optionally.
High quality stainless steel is used to fabricate the 132-gallon (500 liter) solution tank and the spray washing enclosure of the Orbit 1000 in order to resist corrosion from potentially aggressive aqueous cleaning solutions. The tank, wash cabinet and double-skinned hood are heavily insulated to retain heat and reduce the energy demand of the system’s 12 KW thermostatically controlled electric immersion heater.
Numerous buttons, switches, lights, dials and other separate electrical or electronic components have been replaced by a sleek and easy-to-use touchscreen control panel. This streamlining of the human-machine interface (HMI) eliminates many wearable parts, reduces ongoing maintenance expense and simplifies operation of the machine. The HMI displays text or numeric information, such as solution temperature or remaining cycle time within an intelligently organized graphic layout that helps the user quickly determine the status of key system functions and identify faults.
The option of an electrically powered opener for the clamshell hood of the Orbit 1000 allows a person of any height or build to conveniently load and unload the parts washer. Other optional equipment includes a vapor extractor with mist filter, a belt-type oil skimmer, dual inline filtration of the spray solution and a fluid level control that automatically adds water or blended detergent to the tank to compensate for evaporation.
Prospective users of work cell parts washing systems are encouraged to submit sample components for free laboratory test cleaning and application engineering evaluation at the Guyson factory in northeastern New York State.