Better Clean. Less Time.
That’s a Win-Win with Daetwyler
A Daetwyler Analyze, Design, Implement, Measure Success Story
Automated parts washing is a real time saver in the printing and labeling field. Unfortunately, not all washing machines are created equal, as a client of ours learned for themselves. Daetwyler was able to help them clean up their act and get more out of their workday…
Clean print components simply perform better.
For our client running multi-color gravure presses for beverage labeling, their cleaning operation was essential to the success of their business.
When the time came to add a new multicolor press, the client decided this would be the ideal time to add an additional parts washing machine as well as a solvent recovery unit.
Existing washing equipment from competitors was getting parts clean, but it was taking a long time or multiple cycles compared to D.W. Renzmann washers that had previously been provided by Daetwyler.
How Analyze, Design, Implement, Measure Made a Difference
Perform a thorough equipment analysis
Understanding that the client needed speed as well as performance, the Daetwyler team did a full feasibility evaluation that included an analysis of floor space to ensure that the recommended washer and recovery system would work seamlessly with their operation.
Increased throughput and shorter washing cycles
Following a thorough analysis and testing of existing equipment, Daetwyler recommended the D.W. Renzmann 3400-style washer. This represents a marked change from their previous washing equipment. Instead of the “carriage” system of their previous equipment, the 3400 offered increased throughput and shorter washing cycles. Some pre-planning regarding parts loading increased throughput even more, and led to a reduction in wash times of up to 45 minutes per cycle. Parts also came out cleaner with spray bars and nozzles of the 3400 positioned closer to parts – perfect for stubborn residues or inks.
The on-site solvent recovery system has also lowered operating costs by reducing solvent waste and reducing overall solvent usage, since up to 85% of solvent can be decontaminated and recycled, allowing for a lower overall solvent spend day to day, month to month, and year to year.