January 17, 2016

Clean Chemistry

Vapor Degrease Replacement

Vapor degreasing is a process which uses solvents in vapor form to clean a substrate. Magnus Engineered Equipment can supply automated cleaning equipment as a replacement for the vapor degreasing process. By using aqueous or non-aqueous solutions instead of vapors, companies can realize enhanced throughput and lower costs with a safer and more environmentally friendly process. Magnus Engineered Equipment offers various cleaning technologies such as sonication, turbulation, agitation, rotation, spray wash and immersion which can replace and sometimes outperform vapor degreasing.


Solvent Replacement

Magnus Engineered Equipment can provide cleaning equipment which uses non-hazardous environmentally friendly cleaners which replace and sometimes outperform traditional petroleum based solvents such as acetone, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), toluene, MIBK, methylene chloride, MPK, IPA, mineral spirits, TCE (US EPA ruled carcinogen), and lacquer thinners. These aqueous and non-aqueous cleaners comply directly with EPA and OSHA requirements. Disposal costs and hazards of traditional petroleum based solvents can be mitigated and the eco-friendly cleaners can even be recycled. Contact Magnus Engineered Equipment to discuss equipment and processes to replace your traditional petroleum based solvent. A safer and environmentally friendly work environment can be achieved with equipment and processes from Magnus Engineered Equipment.


Non-Conducting High Dielectric Cleaning

Magnus Engineered Equipment can provide cleaning equipment which uses high dielectric solvents when the use of electrically conducting solvents is not permitted. The cleaners are non-hazardous (EPA and OSHA definitions) and leave no residue on the parts being cleaned. Applications such as defluxing, electric component cleaning, motor windings, circuit boards, fuse boxes, and more are accomplished with equipment and processes from Magnus Engineered Equipment.


Powder Coating and Paint Removal From Metal or Plastic Substrates

Magnus Engineered Equipment can provide cleaning equipment which uses non-hazardous environmentally friendly cleaners to remove powder coating, paint, autophoretic  coating, chemical coating or electrodeposited coating from metal or plastic components.  Coatings are removed from  galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, copper, brass, carbon steel and stainless steel as well as most plastic and silicone substrates.  Blasting, scrubbing, grinding and/or scraping is replaced with an automated system to remove the unwanted coating.  Delicate parts are easily handled as are large and heavy substrates.  Airborne contaminants are eliminated and removed coatings are filtered for easy and compact disposal.


Replace Chemical Pickling and Avoid Hydrogen Embrittlement of Metal Substrates

Magnus Engineered Equipment can provide cleaning equipment which uses non-hazardous environmentally friendly cleaners to replace chemical pickling of metal substrates.  Surfaces are prepared without pickling (etching) and the danger of hydrogen embrittlement and blistering of subsequently applied plated coatings is eliminated.   Customers can further benefit by eliminating costly and hazardous waste streams from a pickling operation.


Medical and Surgical Needle Cleaning

Magnus Engineered Equipment manufactures equipment which utilizes 360 degree radial ultrasonics for cleaning medical and surgical needles.  Prior to cutting into needles, continuous wire is cleaned with Magnus manufactured radial ultrasonic units at speeds up to 500 feet per minute.  The radial ultrasonic units clean the wire to the highest extent by producing 360 degree cavitation on the wire surfaces in the cleaning solution.  Equipment can be designed to handle single or multiple wires and it’s compact form makes it readily adaptable to existing manufacturing operations.


Removal of Buffing, Polishing and Lapping Compounds

Magnus Engineered Equipment (MEE) manufacturers cleaning equipment which is used to clean surfaces with ground in contaminants such as tripoli, rouge and lapping compounds.  These ground-in contaminants can be difficult to remove, however through a combination of the proper cleaning equipment and chemistry, MEE can supply a system which removes these ground-in contaminants.  Manufacturers which can benefit from this technology include bearing manufacturers and metal fabricators who utilize lapping compounds to remove machining tool and cutter marks on their parts.


Smut Removal (Desmutting)

Magnus Engineered Equipment (MEE) manufacturers cleaning equipment which is used to remove SMUT from metal substrates.  This operation is often referred to as “Desmutting”.  Smut can be caused from the cleaning phase of an anodizing operation, from the sealing phase of an anodizing operation, or from weathering of metal substrates.  Smut can also be a result of annealing and/or acid treatment operations on metal substrates.  Smut is generally comprised of lower oxides of metallic substances or reduced carbonaceous soot produced by previous processes on the metal substrate.  MEE can supply cleaning equipment and chemistry which removes the smut and the need to resort to chemical etching is alleviated.


Mastic Removal

Mastic is a high-grade construction adhesive commonly used to bond ceiling, wall, and floor tiles, plywood panels, concrete, asphalt, leather and fabric.  It is used in industries such as automotive and aircraft to adhear plastic panels. Often bituminous based and waterproof, it can be difficult to remove from substrates where it’s presence is unwanted.  Magnus Engineered Equipment has experience in supplying cleaning equipment and cleaning chemistry which effectively and safely removes mastic materials from tools, parts, panels, and other substrates.  The use of environmentally friendly chemistries replaces conventional, non-friendly solvents and customers can effectively remove mastic without the problems related to conventional solvents.