- Cut processing time by 50% and increased production efficiency
- Eradicated high contract and maintenance costs
- Eliminated hire cleaning costs by 100%
- Improved cleaning results and downtime over previous spray washer
Ultrawave, manufacturer of ultrasonic cleaning equipment, have designed and supplied an ultrasonic cleaning system to Terex Trucks, cutting processing times in half while also delivering improved cleaning results.
The cleaning of heavy brake and differential components is a key element of Terex’s manufacturing process. Previously rotary spray washers were used to clean these parts which can become damaged, causing rejects, if any contamination remains during production.
Understanding the detailed requirements of the Terex manufacturing process, Ultrawave recommended a single, heavy duty ultrasonic cleaning system to replace the three rotary washers.
As soon as the ultrasonic cleaner was installed, Terex immediately started to make savings on their previous contract costs which reached tens of thousands per year.
Not only were operating costs saved but the capacity and speed of cleaning the components has increased. The cleaning cycle time has been cut in half, with a full load now processed in just 8 minutes.
Craig McSpadyen Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Terex Trucks said: "We are extremely pleased with the performance of the Ultrawave ultrasonic system which cleans our components and brakes to a far higher level than before."
"The system is user friendly in operation and takes significantly less processing time, leading to many benefits in production efficiency and cost savings.”