Development of Efficient Washing System for Reduction of Oil Contamination on Machining Parts
The objective of this study is to develop an efficient washing system to remove cutting oil from machining part surface. The proposed washing system consists of two processes: the dipping process and the modified automatic ultrasonic washing process. The automatic ultrasonic washing process is redesigned and developed to reduce operating cost and increase productivity from the previously developed machine. For this proposed system, experiments have been performed to determine the washing conditions that yield satisfactory proportion of defectives due to oil contamination. Under the suggested operating conditions, the proportion of defectives due to oil contamination is reduced from 12.8% to 1.78%, which leads to $16,800 defective cost reduction. The proposed washing system yields 42.9% increase in washing productivity. Furthermore, it as has more standard procedure than the current washing process.
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
N. Rojanarowan and A. Senjuntichai, "Development of Efficient Washing System for Reduction of Oil Contamination on Machining Parts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 1545-1554, 2011