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Vixen Surface Treatments Multi Stage Pusher and Dunker Basket Washing Machine

Used / Second Hand

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Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Stock No
Vixen Surface Treatments
Auto Sonic
Year of Manufacture
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm)
Each tank 660 x 365 x 560 4off
Process Stages
4 Stage, Plus load / unload each end.
Other Info
Suitable for ultrasonic retro-fitting.
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
Weight (kgs)
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
5060 x 1370 x 1900


Currently undergoing refurbishment

Vixen have developed a modular multi stage immersion wash system which transports the baskets automatically. The modular construction enables any number of wash and dry stages and the components are simply placed in baskets and are transported through the wash system using a PLC programmable interface.

Immersion washing is the preferred means of cleaning where spray washing does not guarantee to reach all areas.

For instance a basket full of small components cannot be spray washed successfully as the parts usually mask each other.

This prevents successful spray washing taking place where as an immersion system would wash these successfully.

Another example may be machined parts with a number of ports where once again the immersion principle succeeds.

The benefit of the Vixen multi stage system is that baskets can  be loaded  at the entry side by hand or a powered conveyor for instance . Once in position a basket is detected and automatically transported into the first stage wash.

 Opposite is a popular option of a 4-stage machine.Any number of stages are available depending on the requirement.

A PLC controlled machine with basic HMI and nudge facilities etc are incorporated in the standard control panel.

Optional touch screen controls with additional functions can be Immersion washing is the preferred means of cleaning where spray washing does incorporated  to suit different applications.

The basket is moved by a pneumatically driven sledge which moves the basket on a sledge type system.

There are no moving pares and this system is extremely reliable. Once the basket is in position and has been lowered pneumatic  covers automatically lower over each chamber.

First Stage - Wash

Components are transported from the load station onto the first stage wash platform and this  lowers  the  basket  into  a  hot  aqueous  solution.The  solution   has   underwater   jetting  and  filtration. The basket sitting on the platform submerged is agitated (variable speed) in the  solution  which  creates  a flushing action removing oils and  debris  etc.The constant  filtration  helps  keep  the  fluid  free  of  debris  and an oil water separator is available to remove heavy oil contamination if required.

Second Stage -Wash/Rinse

After exiting the first stage  wash  the  components  are  transported  automatically  to  the next stage. Depending on the application this could  simply  be  a  first  stage  rinse  or perhaps a second stage wash with ultrasonics . It is important with ultrasonics that oil contamination is minimal as this significantly reduces ultrasonic cleaning action .

Therefore the first stage would remove excess oil enabling good ultrasonic cleaning action.

Third Stage - Rinse

For good cleanliness levels 2 rinse stages are advised. The first stage rinse quickly becomes contaminated with the carry over of detergent and therefore  a second  stage rinse produces far better results. It is also possible that a second stage rinse would use deionised water.This gives minimal staining to the product and can be continuously filtered also.

 Fourth Stage - Dry

After· the previous rinse the components are  transported  into a drying chamber.To a degree the  components  will flash dry depending on the complexity of the component. To assist drying a hot air drying chamber  will  remove excess mo ist ure . A series of high pressure blowers can be incorporated if required into this chamber as the basket lowers.




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Additional files

General Arrangement Drawing

Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.