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Rail Components Catalog Freight Car Products Cleaning Systems

Rail Industry Component:
StingRay Parts Washer: Railroad Bearing Parts Washer

StingRay Parts Washer

The StingRay aqueous bearing washer is used to clean roller bearings. The heavy duty StingRay parts washer is well equipped to handle the stresses of day-in and day-out washing of roller bearings of all types, both spherical and tapered. Bearings are thoroughly cleaned and dried in 10 minute cycles or less utilizing the industrial power wash process. Bearing greases are easily removed even between the rollers and the race. The parts washer cleaning cycle completes with a rinse of the bearings and application of rust inhibitor, preventing flash rust, common in completely clean and degreased metal components.

The one step cleaning process involves loading the grease filled bearings on a fixture and then placing the bearings inside the washer cabinet. The short cleaning cycle (6 to 10 minutes) thoroughly removes all grease, grit and grime with heat, water, and detergent utilizing the power wash process. The roller bearings flash dry in less than 2 minutes and are ready for inspection.

Standards for bearing cleaning such as the AAR Technical Standards for railroad bearings are consistently met. A StingRay SR6075 parts washer cleans and degreases over 800 rail bearings in an 8 hours shift. The StingRay SR4063 produces over 400 clean bearings per shift. Slinging or pre-scraping heavy grease deposits is not required to achieve clean bearings. StingRay aqueous bearing washers handle the enormous amount of waste grease with a sludge/surface scraper system and oil skimmer. These solution management systems extend solution life and reduce clean outs.