According to Bulbeck EnviroSolutions , parts cleaning equipment has become an integral part of workshop environments with a greater number of companies embracing the new workshop culture.
Filtered parts cleaners from Bulbeck EnviroSolutions are especially being preferred for reducing assembly time and increasing equipment uptime.
Once considered an afterthought in a workshop, parts cleaners now epitomise a culture change among some of Australia’s most progressive companies who have moved from dirty, cluttered workshop environments to new generation workshops that are surgically clean with filtered parts cleaning recognised as vital to component longevity.
At Daracon’s four workshops in the Hunter Valley, this new approach is being taken up wholeheartedly for the maintenance of a massive fleet of 400 light vehicles, 250 trucks and 260 pieces of heavy earthmoving and crushing equipment.
Beginning in 1983 as a civil construction company, Daracon has grown exponentially over the decades, employing 900 personnel currently and having an annual turnover in excess of $360m.
According to Daracon’s Environment and Quality Manager, Gary Gazzard, the company’s transition to state-of-the-art workshops is very much a partnership between Daracon and its suppliers such as Caterpillar and Bulbeck EnviroSolutions. Daracon has been dealing with Bulbeck for over a decade.
In partnership with CAT, Daracon’s workshops are being transformed to surgically clean with the aim of eliminating contaminants for improved equipment uptime.
Daracon’s Maintenance Operations Manager, Neill Morrison said that much tighter tolerances in equipment these days demanded a better approach to cleanliness at all levels.
Daracon has employed a variety of Bulbeck cleaning equipment including solvent sinks and hot wash machines. When the company set out to meet CAT’s stringent contamination control guidelines, they decided to trial Bulbeck’s F07 parts cleaning machine, an innovative range of solvent-based parts cleaners with four-tier filtration to meet ISO 16/13 requirements.
Within weeks of the trial, Daracon placed orders for the F07 solvent parts cleaning machines based on the excellent results.
Neill Morrison said that one of the real benefits was an improvement in the assembly process and he would expect a benefit in terms of equipment uptime.
Whereas conventional parts cleaning equipment drains through a medium such as wire mesh or nylon with contaminants getting circulated back into the wash again, the F07 filtered cleaners wash the parts in a filtered cleaning solution.
Daracon is now using Bulbeck’s full range of parts cleaning equipment together with cleaning products and workshop consumables. Bulbeck is also helping Daracon achieve best practice in environmental management through the provision of spill control kits and containment products.
In addition to offering a lease/rental arrangement for their equipment, Bulbeck also provides a tailored service cycle to their clients.