International growth drives expansion of MecWash website
Global leader in high performance aqueous cleaning technology, MecWash Systems has expanded its website to include three extra language options, to meet the demand of its worldwide customer base and further expected international growth. French, German and Chinese language options have been added to the new global website, which the company launched last April. These language options form part of an online strategy of providing a simple user experience for all, with a choice to review information by product or sector and in a language of their choice.
MecWash is renowned for its unique, bespoke designs that cater to the specific needs of each sector in which it operates. It was essential that the new website continued to showcase the new cleaning technologies available, but with much greater emphasis on allowing people to review information they need specific to their own sector.
As one of the leading designers and manufacturers of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems, its range of systems is used globally by companies with exacting standards and this expansion reflects the worldwide customer base that MecWash supports.
John Pattison, managing director of MecWash Systems Ltd in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, comments: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our global website. Our customers are always at the forefront of each decision we make as a business, so it was imperative to provide information in numerous languages so that customers have a user-friendly experience, with easy-to-find information.The site now supports a total of four languages.”
More details about MecWash and its range of world-class systems, as well as links to the new language pages can be found at www.mecwash.com.
Established in 1993, MecWash Systems Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of a complete range of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems for metal and plastic engineering components. Its capabilities include laboratory analysis of complex component cleaning issues and specifying or developing specialist detergents, plus the ability to design special processes and systems for particularly difficult cleaning challenges.
World class parts washing technology
MecWash parts washers are used in the aerospace, automotive, fluid power, general engineering and medical industries. MecWash specialises in achieving high cleanliness standards for components with intricate geometries, difficult substrates or tenacious contaminants. Its parts washers support the full range of engineering processes, including machined castings, forgings, turned parts, pressings, extrusions and mouldings.
Award-winning engine remanufacturer relies on MecWash Maxi for complete aqueous cleaning solution
MecWash Systems was contacted by one of its longstanding customers, one of Europe’s largest independent engine remanufacturers and assemblers, that supplies some of the world’s leading automotive OEMs. Producing more than 20,000 engines a year, the UK-based company supplies blue chip companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Volvo, Aston Martin and JCB, each with their own high standards and expectations.
With demand within the automotive sector for ever higher cleanliness levels in engineered components, the company had witnessed the benefits of MecWash Systems Maxi aqueous washer at one of its own customers’ UK sites. It had its own very exacting cleanliness requirements and was using a MecWash Maxi component cleaning system.
The remanufacturer was able to see that the MecWash system was far superior to other options investigated. In particular, its capabilities in terms of capacity, cycle time and cleanliness standards were all factors that attracted their attention.
The Maxi is one of MecWash’s ultimate precision parts and drying systems. It has a large cleaning capacity that can combine ultrasonics with high flow flood washing, spray washing, flood rinsing, spray rinsing, dedicated jetting and vacuum drying.
The combination of capacity and quality of cleaning and drying was important for this customer, with its production and remanufacturing of more than 20,000 engines a year increasing.
The company not only manufactures and remanufactures drivetrain and transmission products for OEMs, it also engineers machined components as a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier, as well as other component and sub assembly products, exporting 75 percent of these abroad.
The cleaning is particularly important in the remanufacturing of engines where the company salvages approximately 85 percent of the material from the exchange unit to build a remanufactured product. The remanufacturing process means that all products without exception must be cleaned and degreased to the very highest standards.
The company’s customers are demanding maximum particle levels of under 500 microns and this is becoming an industry standard. Being able to achieve, or ideally beat this standard requires a robust cleaning system, and that’s where the Maxi comes in.
John Pattison, managing director of MecWash Systems says that the company’s requirements were not like most other engineering companies: “For a company that is remanufacturing engines, selecting washing and degreasing systems can be very challenging. The nature of the business means parts can be processed in a wide range of conditions, some with very heavy or tenacious soiling.
“Components have to be cleaned before they can start to be re-manufactured and then they are cleaned again further down the process, often several times. That requires a tough cleaning regime.”
He added that the automotive reman sector was not alone in demanding ever more reduction in particle levels through industrial washing systems. “Sectors such as automotive have been demanding increasing precision in their components in recent years. As the tolerances reduce, the cleaning requirements increase correspondingly.
“Most OEMs are requiring maximum particle sizes of 500 microns for general components and often much less for fuel, oil or hydraulic circuits. Up until a decade ago that could have been 1,000 microns and few customers would have checked rigorously anyway. Now regular Millipore particle testing is ubiquitous, so you can see how acquiring superior cleaning technology, like the Maxi, has been critical to many businesses.
“A combination of good technology, a good cleaning regime and washing chemicals, where our in-house laboratory develops bespoke detergents for clients’ needs, will mean an effective result is achieved. The MecWash Maxi is always tailored to a customer’s exact demands with bespoke options,” he concludes.
MecWash launches new website to showcase world-class systems
Global leader in high performance aqueous cleaning technology, MecWash has launched a brand new website to showcase its range of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems for a variety of specialist sectors.
As well as offering a modern new look, the website’s objective is to display the new cleaning technologies available, including the chemical design and specification, as well as the global servicing and support available by the specialist service engineering team. The bold navigation bar aims to provide a simple user experience for all, whether visitors are browsing for products specifically, or by sector.
Component cleanliness is undoubtedly a key quality criterion in numerous industries, with many requiring complete bespoke systems. MecWash is renowned for its unique, bespoke designs that cater to the needs of every sector in which it operates, delivering both value and productivity. Therefore, the addition of specialist sector pages was essential, including automotive, aerospace, fluid power, precision engineering and medical.
MecWash has a facility dedicated to chemistry and cleanliness analysis and chemical manufacture. This technical expertise lies at the heart of its approach to cleaning components. The new Chemical Considerations download allows customers to explore some of the main cleaning chemical products and applications.
MecWash is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems. Its range of systems are used globally by companies with exacting standards. MecWash has a comprehensive and lasting commitment to its customers and the new site highlights the features, benefits and support opportunities that it offers.
John Pattison, managing director of MecWash Systems Ltd in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, comments: “We’re delighted with our new website. When initially discussing the site, we made sure we had our customers at the forefront of the design process. It was imperative for us to ensure customers had a user-friendly experience, with easily available information; be it by product or sector. We hope our customers are happy with the finished product.”
More details about MecWash and its range of world-class systems can be found on the new website: www.mecwash.com