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Aqueous degreasing


Proven throughout the world for high-integrity industrial cleaning tasks

For consistently high levels of cleanliness utilising aqueous formats, a secure process control is essential. Whether in-line or batch format, single or multi-step, Firbimatic Spa offers systems ranging from heavy maintenance and re-manufacture to precision cleaning in high integrity engineering production.

Repeatable cleaning performance

With so many companies offering aqueous spray wash systems, what distinguishes Firbimatic technology? Apart from exceptional build quality and wash efficiency, the assurance of repeatable cleaning performance is of paramount importance. There are many companies who can manufacture a spray wash system specification. Almost all will demonstrate how well their specification will perform using clean water and new chemicals – the true test of performance is how well component cleanliness is maintained days, weeks or even months after system refilling with clean solutions and how efficiently waste residues are removed from the installation. Disposal costs of contaminated waste water are set to rise and control of ongoing costs will be critical when considering a new installation.


Firbimatic Spa has met many industrial cleaning tasks throughout the world including high integrity manufacture in aerospace, medical and general precision engineering

Typical applications include:

  • Removal of press and punch oils
  • Cleaning of cutting fluids following machining operations
  • Removal of lubricating fluids and compounds
  • Surface cleaning prior to media blasting operations
  • Removal of heavy road/rail contamination

Choice of fluid

For optimum performance it is essential that the right fluid choice is made to meet each task. Whether a general degreasing application based on alkaline technology or an acid process such as phosphating, the correct selection and application of chemistry is critical. However this is just the beginning – as fluids are lost through consumption and evaporation and contamination levels within the system increase, the process would deteriorate if imbalances were not corrected.

A variety of mechanical filtration options for particulate matter and oil separation techniques are available to increase solution life expectancy far beyond other processes.

Top loading systems

For simple washing in a single stage format, the Masterwash SM range offers the perfect solution. Parts are loaded into the basket and are washed by a powerful combination of spray from all sides utilising an environmentally friendly detergent from the EcoSpray range. Robust manufacture with chamber and pipework throughout in stainless steel.

Front loading systems

The CM range of front loading cabinet wash systems are available in a range of standard sizes. Gross contamination can be removed with a single step process in areas such as re-manufacture and heavy maintenance. Oil removal techniques ensure wash and rinse water integrity is maximised giving consistent cleanliness and economy in both chemical consumption and disposal costs.

Hydro Kinetic cleaning with Masterwash Logica Blue

The Masterwash Logica Blue range is the ideal solution for cleaning of turned parts and precision components for aerospace, medical and military industries. Provided with front loading door with automatic vertical opening, parts are rotated or oscillated in baskets about the horizontal axis.

Greater cleanliness is achieved by a combination of biodegradable detergents and spraying with rotating nozzles. Further options include full immersion and ultrasonics.

Logica Blue is equipped with Siemens PLC with a wide choice of cleaning programs.

The advanced technology featured in the Logica Blue range ensures that the highest cleanliness standards can be met including compliance with UNI-ISO 4406 for parts manufactured in brass, steel, aluminum, bronze and titanium.

Thorough drying is achieved by vacuum, hot air recirculation or Dual Drying.

In line washing

Many continuous manufacturing processes will require components to be cleaned in line. Firbimatic tunnel wash installations are designed and manufactured specifically to meet to the requirements of each application.

A variety of drying technologies including hot air recirculation and air knives mean that parts can be made immediately available for onward processing.

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