There are numerous business processes that industrial manufacturers aim to perfect and parts finishing is one of the most important. Before manufactured parts can be sent to distributors or other manufacturers, they must be cleaned, degreased, and polished. There are a few different ways to accomplish this and the ideal process will depend largely on the types of parts being finished. Overall, one of the most common and effective finishing processes for industrial manufacturers is vapor degreasing and its numerous advantages may be of great benefit to you and your facility.
Vapor degreasing is the process of using the vapor form of a solvent to wash over a set of parts and melt away dirt and grease. Each vapor degreaser has two parts, a boil sump and a rinse sump. Parts are first lowered or run through the boil sump, where the solvent vapors attach to the parts at a molecular level. When they are moved over to the rinse sump, this vapor is cooled and the dirt and grease wash away along with the solvent. There are many different kinds of cleaning solvents that can be used, but the most common are ones that boil easily and are recyclable.
One of the most notable advantages to vapor degreasing is how consistent and repeatable the process is. Most modern solvents that are used can be used many times over and generate less waste product than when they are used in other processes. Additionally, vapor degreasing is cost-effective both in the price of the equipment and in the amount of power that it takes to run through the process. From a labor perspective, vapor degreasing is also fairly simple, as the machines are generally easy to clean and maintain, both in the short and long term.
If your facility is looking to implement vapor degreasing equipment or if you require a new solvent for the equipment that you have, you need look no further than Mikro Industrial Finishing. We are well-versed in vapor degreasing and other industrial finishing processes and would be happy to help you find the best equipment and solvents for your manufacturing facility. For more information, please call us today at (860) 875-6357.