Aqeous cleaning

Our aqueous rotational washing and drying machines, are adaptable to meet your precise requirements, repeatedly able to produce cleaner and drier results than any other comparable method. The combination of MecWash acclaimed rotational washing technology, ultrasonic flood washing, hot air and vacuum drying and speed of throughput allows us to offer sub contract cleaning services to support your manufacturing operation tailored to meet your exact needs. Often working in support of one off batch recovery or breakdown cover we can quickly step in to meet your manufacturing demands.


Rotational aqueous washing machine in action: Click to pause.




Aqueous component cleaning is achieved either via dissolution (for soluble contaminants), or displacement (for insoluble contaminants).


The process used to clean your component will depend upon a multitude of factors including:


  • The component material;
  • Design of the component such as shape or holes and crevices that may present challenges to cleaning;
  • The nature of the contamination;
  • Is there a need to remove moisture or to ensure corrosion resistance? 

The cleaning process is tailored to your exact requirements using our MecWash multi-process ultrasonic component washing machine. This machine is able to utilise the following features:


  • Operator programmable;
  • Basket rotation, oscillation, indexing or stationary;
  • High pressure, high volume flood or spray cycles;
  • High power ultrasonics for precision cleaning;
  • Variable speed;
  • Filtration and oil separation;
  • Four high volume heated wash solution tanks;
  • Hot air / vacuum drying;
  • Wash temperatures from ambient to 95 Deg C; and
  • Plastic eurotote, stainless mesh baskets or fully configurable fixtures for large items.




Water is called the universal solvent because more substances dissolve in water than in any other chemical. This has to do with the polarity of each water molecule. The hydrogen side of each water (H2O) molecule carries a slight positive electric charge, while the oxygen side carries a slight negative electric charge. This helps water dissociate ionic compounds into their positive and negative ions. The positive part of an ionic compound is attracted to the oxygen side of water while the negative portion of the compound is attracted to the hydrogen side of water.
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