Kawasaki exploits this patented feature in a Mafac Elba machine in both production lines, rocking a basket of pump internal components back and forth while spraying the load through 360 degrees.
In the case of the K3VL line, a Mafac Java machine performs this duty, while a pre-existing machine cleans K3V castings in the other line.
The Java differs from the other Mafac machines in that it is capable of fully immersing the load in the wash chamber, as well as being able to spray and contra-rotate the basket in both stages.
Mr Wilday added, The large inspection windows in the Mafac machines, which clearly show the high degree of turbulence created, impress quality auditors from our customers when they visit our factory.
A further advantage of Mafac machines is the ability to program different washing cycles and store them in the control for reuse.
Once we had seen a MAFAC Elba machine in action we knew our search had ended.
After careful consideration Clarcor opted to install a MAFAC Elba 100, which with its 1000 by 400 by 300mm basket size could cater for the company's entire range of end caps at the desired throughput.
The MAFAC Elba 100 has transformed our cleaning operations," says Mr Hickling.
All models are equipped with the exclusive MAFAC Machine Control, which combines an easy-to-use operator interface with a plain text display.