The customer needed us to remove the rust from their manifolds
Jackson, MI (Vocus) October 6, 2009
Midbrook, Inc of Jackson, MI is a leader in the parts washing industry. Midbrook has extensive experience washing parts and equipment in a variety of industries such as the automotive and medical fields. Midbrook puts this experience to work, for other companies, in their Production facility. Midbrook Production solves difficult washing problems for manufacturers.
When a new domestic automotive manifold manufacturer had a problem with rust on their engine manifolds they knew where to turn for help.
Facing rejections by their end customer, the manufacturer needed to find someone who could remove the rust from their manifolds quickly and efficiently.
Due to the time constraints they were facing, purchasing expensive capital equipment to perform the de-rusting in their own facilities was not a viable option.
Midbrook Production Washing stepped in to help solve this problem. Years of experience creating custom cleaning processes and machinery allowed Midbrook to quickly diagnose the issues facing their customer and develop a process that removes the rust and delivers the manifolds to the end customer in a timely fashion.
"The customer needed us to remove the rust from their manifolds," said Midbrook Production Manager Wes Dexter.
"We knew we could be successful using the variety of equipment at our disposal and our trained workers".
Before the cleaning process, Midbrook places the parts into groupings based on the amount of rust. Heavily rusted parts will run through the washers in 20 minute cycles, less rusted parts will use either a 10 or 5 minute cycle.
Midbrook begins the de-rusting process by applying Evapo-Rust chemistry to the manifolds. The manifolds are then transferred to an ultrasonic agitation tank.
The manifolds are noticeably cleaner after this process, but Midbrook Production continues to ensure a totally clean product.
The manifolds are each buffed by a member of the Production Washing team, and then transferred to a Midbrook Cyclone Parts Washer. After travelling through the Cyclone Parts Washer, they are buffed once again.
Manifolds are then inspected by Midbrook. If any rust remains through this process, they are sent back to the beginning and cleaned again. If they pass, Midbrook packs the parts and ships them to the end customer.
Midbrook also washes the plastic dunnage that the manifolds are originally shipped in, so that the newly clean manifolds are not contaminated when placed in the dunnage for shipping.
"Our production business combines our knowledge in the parts washing industry with our skilled workforce," said Business Development Director James Crowley.
"Through our work in the production division, we provide customers with an alternative to purchasing a machine by using high quality Midbrook parts washing equipment to clean their products," said Crowley.
Midbrook Production solves a variety of cleaning problems every year. Rust removal is one of the most common issues the Production team faces.
"We work with rust removal quite often when designing cleaning processes, so we are well-versed in the most efficient methods," said Crowley.
Customers interested in working with Midbrook to reach a solution for their rust removal problems should contact the Midbrook office.
"Our staff will examine your part, your specifications, and help you come up with a process that can meet your goals," said Crowley.