With high volumes of small parts, automotive cleaning processes are regulated by strict specifications. The cleaning processes are continually preparing parts for their next steps, which can be gluing, painting, assembly or a multitude of other procedures. It is estimated that before a new car makes it’s first appearance on a showroom floor that the various components have undergone nearly 2,000 wash applications.
The Trimac Legacy
In 1986, Kemac Power Spray Systems was founded to manufacture aqueous (water based) cleaning equipment. Its mission was to solve the growing problem manufacturers were having using solvents to clean their parts. Because of environmental concerns, manufacturers wanted to find a way to maintain the same cleanliness standards but without the generation of hazardous waste from the solvent disposal. Kemac’s designs were to clean parts from precision to industrial applications using water-based cleaning. Kemac being one of the first aqueous parts washer manufacturers, soon had shipped machines worldwide. As the company grew, it also expanded its product range from cabinet designs for batch cleaning to flow through washers for inline applications.