Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for washing machining debris from machined parts. The apparatus includes a machine transfer housing with front and rear sidewalls, a top, a bottom, an entrance sidewall defining an entrance, and an exit sidewall defining an exit. A transfer line enters the housing at the entrance, extends through the housing and exits the housing at the exit to transport the machined parts through the housing. A header is attached to the top housing wall for delivering a wash solution to the housing. A solenoid valve controls the flow of the wash solution in the header. One or more rotating nozzles are connected to the header for spraying the wash solution in the housing to remove machining debris from the machined parts and the housing walls.
July 26, 1995
Date of Patent:
November 4, 1997
Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
William J. Phillips, Gary W. Oberliesen
Abstract: A procedure and machine for cleaning the anodes of electrolytic tanks, said procedure comprising the operations of mechanically breaking the deposits on the surfaces of the anodes, detaching and separating the deposits, once broken, and then subjecting the plate of the anodes to a flattening operation. The procedure is carried out with a machine which includes at least one pair of cutting rollers (1), nozzles for supplying jets of water under pressure (2) situated above said rollers (1), two flattening plates (3) with flat opposing surfaces, and means of suspending and raising the anodes (13) between the rollers (1), nozzles (2) and plates (3). The plates (3) may be provided on their opposing surfaces with cutting grooves.
June 17, 1994
Date of Patent:
July 30, 1996
Asturiana De Zinc, S.A.
Francisco J. Sitges Menendez, Fernando Sitges Menendez, Francisco Alvarez Tamargo, Jose M. Martinez Valdes
Abstract: A flange-cleaning tool unites an actuating disk and integral handle with two cleaning disks in a primary embodiment. Union is achieved with a hub and bushing, both fitted through central circular apertures in the disks. The outward-facing sides of the cleaning disks are lined radially with cleaning elements, which may be, for instance, of the razor, rasp, or sandpaper type. Interspersed with the cleaning elements are debris apertures. The tool is manually or motor-powered, and incorporates a circumferential ratcheting mechanism in the primary embodiment. In a secondary embodiment, the ratcheting mechanism is located radially. Auxiliary devices may be attached for extra leverage, and a reinforcing lip on the handle makes it possible to safely apply a high impact force in difficult cleaning situations.