Crane-Fed Wheelset Washer
- Effectively removes grease and road dirt from the locomotive and car wheelsets
- Low loading height for overhead crane access
- Ergonomic manual counterbalanced lid for ease of operation
- Rotates wheelset to clean all surfaces
- Configurable for all sizes and gauges of wheelsets
- Optional sludge removal conveyor prolongs solution life
The PROCECO wheelset washer is a crane-fed spray washer designed to clean locomotive or car wheelsets.
PROCECO's unique heavy-duty design is intended to remove tenacious soils such as bituminous gear lubricant, grease, and road dirt. Wheelsets are power spray cleaned using a low-concentration alkaline detergent solution (1 - 3%) at 160-180°F (71-82°C). A final freshwater rinse with rust inhibitor removes detergent residues and is followed by a flash drying sequence. Typical cycle times range from 10 - 15 minutes, allowing processing up to four wheelsets per hour.
Crane-fed, Single Wheelset/Load Cleaning Systems for low-volume production: Manually open clam-shell lid, place wheelset with crane onto rotating rollers inside cleaning chamber and start programmable multi-stage cleaning process. Unload wheelset with crane.
Production rate: 2-3 wheelsets per hour.
Cleaning Process: Automatic cleaning process consists of recirculated, hot, water-based cleaning solution with a low percentage of alkaline detergent / optional hot-water rinse with optional rust inhibitor / optional blow-off drying. All machines include automatic sludge removal and oil/grease skimming systems, thereby reducing detergent consumption and extending intervals between tank clean-outs.
Our automatic wheelset cleaning systems meet your cleanliness specifications, adapt to your production environment, and permit reconditioning and MRO according to AAR (Association of American Railroads) standards and guidelines.
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