Monorail style parts cleaning systems are normally associated with a continuous process including cleaning, metal preparation and painting. The systems can consist of a multitude of stages. The parts transfer through the system is by hanging from hooks or fixtures which are suspended from an overhead chain system. The monorail system can be a single in-line or a closed loop by which the parts are loaded and unloaded in the same area by one or more operators. The rail can be configured to be at one height for loading and unloading and a different height as parts travel through the washer.
The interior housing on a monorail parts cleaning system are similar to those in a belt-driven parts cleaner. Spray nozzles are attached to headers which allow pressurized cleaning solution to reach the parts on all sides. The upper housing rests on the process tanks which have an extension on one side for mounting of pumps and filters. The housings are designed and built with multiple access panels to provide easy maintenance and service access. Expanded metal is often used over the tanks to prevent parts from falling into the tanks. In larger installations, it is common to incorporate metal grating allowing operators to walk safely inside the tunnel (depending on the size of the tunnel).
The customized nature of each build allows a monorail style parts washer to fit around a customer’s existing rail system or your system can be designed to incorporate its own exclusive rail system complete with all supports, hangers, hooks and fixtures.