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Top Quality Parts Washing Fluids And Powders

There are many types and brands of parts washers and just as many kinds of parts washing fluid. The important thing is to get your parts clean! Different parts washers have different features and some are custom built based specifically on need. The one thing that stays true in all parts washing applications is the fact that you have to have T.A.C.T. No, I am not talking about speaking kind to your parts or trying not to offend them. I am talking about the acronym T.A.C.T. which is Time – Agitation – Concentration – Temperature.

T.A.C.T Is The Key To An Effective and Efficient Parts Washing System

  • Time is how long the parts are exposed to the parts cleaner for the entire washing process. Time is important because cleaners are built to remove residues based on the wash cycle. They need time to work. Time covers the entire wash process. Pre-wash, number of wash stages, number of rinse stages, and drying time.
  • Agitation is the type of fluid movement the washer creates. Agitation is important so the correct cleaner can be used. Parts washer fluid should have the chemistry for the type of agitation the parts washer provides. Spray washers push detergent water through spray nozzles to create a type of scrubbing action to remove soils. An Ultrasonic washer uses ultrasonic waves for agitation, Immersion systems like lift tanks moves the parts in a basket up and down to create agitation. There are many more ways to create agitation and some washers use a combination of agitation. The agitation created by the washer is a determining factor when deciding on a parts washer fluid. For example, a low foaming/no foam parts washer fluid should be used in spray washers.
  • Concentration is the ratio of detergent concentrate to water. To lean of a mixture or too rich of a concentration could cause rust, foaming, residue on the parts, poor cleaning or a myriad of other issues. Maintaining the proper concentration also reduces the amount of detergent concentrate used, which in turn reduces the amount purchased.
  • Temperature is how hot the wash water is. Today’s detergent chemistry is so advanced that some detergents can be run at ambient temperature (basically room temperature). Temperature also helps dry the parts when they come out of the washer. If you wash a plate in warm water and place it in the dish rack and wash another in hot water and place it in the same dish rack, the plate washed in hot water will dry before the first dish. Temperature is also important to the parts being washed. You don’t want it so hot that it deforms the parts or takes a long time to cool down or dry.

Once T.A.C.T. is dialed in then you have a successful wash plan and can expect consistent results!

Selecting The Right Kind of Parts Washing Fluid

Parts washing fluid is major in cleaning parts and is affected by all facets of T.A.C.T. as well as the type of washer in use. The selection guide below will help get you the right detergent for your type of washer. Examine the grid and find the detergent that matches your washing criteria then send EdjeTech Services an e-mail and we will be happy to answer any questions, provide product data sheets and pricing.

Oil-rejecting cleaners split oils to the top for easy skimming.

Oil-dispersing cleaners break up the soil into fine particles, which are then suspended and flushed off the surface.

Emulsifying cleaners break up and suspend loosened dirt to keep it from settling back on the cleaned surface.

IMMERSION CLEANERS:  LIFT TANKS AND SOAK TANKS
Product Description Chemistry Type Concentration
Range
Avg. Oper.
pH
Oper. Temp. Range Metal Safety Soils Removed Cleaning Power Performance Benefits

MET-KLEEN 118

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

Oil-dispersing

Liquid

 3-9%  8.9

 Ambient-140 F

(60 C) 

 
  • Al
  • Fe
  • Yellow
    metals
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Carbon
  • Organic Materials
 

Light to Moderate Duty

  • Superior in-process protection
  • Very operator friendly due to low pH and mild alkalinity.
  • May also be used in spray wash and ultrasonic cleaning applications

MET-KLEEN 130E

Emulsifying Multi-

Metal Soak Tank

Cleaner

 Emulsifying

Liquid

 2-9% 10.9 

 Ambient-180 F

(82 C)

 
  • Al
  • Fe
  • Yellow
    metals
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic & inorganic Materials
 

Moderate to Heavy Duty

  • Emulsifies free oils so they do not redeposit onto parts
  • Good rust protection
  • May also be used in spray wash cleaning applications

MET-KLEEN 165

Alkaline Rust Stripper

 Oil-rejecting

Liquid

 30-50% 13.6   

180 F-200 F

(82  C-93 C)

  •  Fe
  •  Rust
Heavy Duty
  • Designed to remove red rust from ferrous parts
  • Rapid stripping action with no corrosive fumes. Does not require special tank linings or neutralizing after stripping
  • May also be used in spray wash cleaning applications

MET-KLEEN 175

Neutral pH Rust

Stripper

 Oil-rejecting

Liquid

 10-30% 6.9   

140 F-200 F

(60 C-93 C)

  •  Fe
  •  Rust

Moderate Duty

  • Very operator friendly due to neutral pH and easy disposal

MET-KLEEN 117

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS****

MET-KLEEN 140

Aluminum Spray

Cleaner

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS****

MET-KLEEN 146

Heavy Duty, Low

Residue, Spray Wash

Ferrous Metal Cleaner

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS****

MET-KLEEN 150

Extra Heavy Duty

Spray Wash Metal

Cleaner

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS****

Q-BRITE 542

Rust Stripper &

Brightener

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER ACID CLEANERS****

 

ACID CLEANERS
Product Description Chemistry Type Concentration
Range
Avg. Oper.
pH
Oper. Temp. Range Metal Safety Soils Removed Cleaning Power Performance Benefits

Q-BRITE 542

Rust Stripper &

Brightener

 Emulsifying

Liquid

 3-5%  2.4

Ambient-200 F
(93 C)

  • Fe
  •  Rust
 Light to Moderate Duty
  • Used to brighten tungsten carbide
  • May be used in immersion cleaning applications

Q-BRITE 986

Burnishing Compound

& Brightener

 Oil-dispersing

Liquid

 3-5% 3.2   Ambient-200 F (93 C)
  • Al
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
  • Tarnish 
Light to Moderate Duty
  • Brightens weathered or tarnished material such as copper and brass

Q-KLEEN 180

Acid descaler for

spray washers

 Oil-dispersing

Liquid

 5-10% 1.4   Ambient-180 F (82 C)
  • Al
  • Fe
  • Scale
  • Inorganic deposits 
Heavy Duty
  • Dissolves hard water salts, rust and scale build-up typically found to clog nozzles and lines in spray washers after extended use
  • Works in less than one hour
  • Inhibited to reduce acid attack on the metal equipment

RUST KLEEN 936

Acid Rust Stripper

 Oil-dispersing

Liquid

 5-10% 1.2  Ambient-180 F (82 C)
  • Fe
  •  Rust
Moderate Duty
  • Can be used up to 180oF (82oC) to enhance rust stripping efficiency.
  • Inhibited to reduce acid attack on the metal equipment

 

****SEE INFORMATION UNDER IMMERSION CLEANERS****​

SPRAY WASH CLEANERS
Product Description Chemistry Type Concentration Range Avg. Oper. pH Oper. Temp. Range Metal Safety Soils Removed Cleaning Power Performance Benefits

MET-KLEEN 105

Alkaline Spray Wash

and Rust Preventative

Oil-rejecting  Liquid  3-5%  10.5 Ambient-140 F
(60 C)
  •  Fe
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Light to Moderate Duty
  • Specifically formulated for single stage washers where the fluid needs to clean and provide rust protection
  • Low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
  • Silicate-free
 

MET-KLEEN 110S

Economical Spray

Wash Cleaner

Oil-dispersing  Liquid  3-10%  10.8  Ambient-160 F
(71 C)
  • AL
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals 
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Moderate Duty
  • General purpose cleaner and rust preventative
  • For use in all types of industrial spray wash applications from single stage washer to multi-stage washer and intensive flood washers
  • Low foaming
  • Long bath life
 

MET-KLEEN 117

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

Oil-rejecting Liquid  3-9%  9.5  Ambient-140 F
(60 C)
 
  • AL
  • Yellow metals
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Carbon
  • Organic Materials
Light to Moderate Duty
  • Lower pH and milder alkalinity makes this premium cleaner very operator friendly and non-staining to ferrous alloys and yellow metals
  • Low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
  • May also be used in immersion and ultrasonic cleaning applications
 

MET-KLEEN 120S

Low Residue Spray

Wash Cleaner

Oil-rejecting Liquid  3-10%  9.8  Ambient-140 F
(60 C)
  •  Fe
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Carbon
  • Organic / Inorganic Materials
Light Duty
  • Silicate-free multi-purpose cleaner with superior in-process corrosion protection (Better rust protection than MET-KLEEN 110S)
  • For use in all types of industrial spray wash applications from single stage washer to multi-stage washer and intensive flood washers
  • Low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
  • Long bath life
  • Moderate pH reduces possibility of skin irritation
 

MET-KLEEN 130N

Heavy Duty Alkaline

Cleaner

 Oil-rejecting Liquid  2-10%  11.0 

Ambient-180 F
(82  C)

 
  • AL
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Heavy Duty
  • Multi-metal cleaner with good rust protection
  • Low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
 

MET-KLEEN 140

Aluminum Spray

Cleaner

 Oil-dispersing  Liquid  2-10%  12.2  Ambient-140 F
(60 C)
 
  • AL
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Moderate Duty
  • Multi-metal cleaner with superior in-process corrosion protection.
  • Best option for aluminum
  • Low foaming
  • Long bath life
  • May also be used in immersion and ultrasonic cleaning applications
 

MET-KLEEN 146

Heavy Duty, Low

Residue, Spray Wash

Ferrous Metal Cleaner

 Oil-rejecting Liquid  2-10%   11.4  Ambient-180 F
(82  C)
  •  Fe
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Heavy Duty
  • Silicate-free cleaner with superior in-process corrosion protection
  • Removes “varnished’ oils
  • Low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
  • May also be used in immersion and ultrasonic cleaning applications
 

MET-KLEEN 150

Extra Heavy Duty

Spray Wash Metal

Cleaner

Oil-rejecting  Liquid  2-10%  11.2 

 100 F- 180 F
(38-82 C)

 
  • AL
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
 

Extra Heavy Duty

  • Multi-metal cleaner with in-process corrosion protection
  • Very low foaming with excellent oil rejection for easy skimming
  • High alkalinity requires non-ferrous metals to be rinsed to prevent staining
  • May also be used in immersion cleaning applications
 

MET-KLEEN 195S

Powdered Spray Wash

Cleaner

 Oil-dispersing Powder  2-8 oz./gal.  13.0

 >120 F

(49 C)

  •  Fe
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Grease & Oil
  • Drawing & polishing compounds
  • Carbon & baked on residue
  • Organic / inorganic Materials
Extra Heavy Duty
  • Super heavy duty metal cleaner and degreaser with good rust protection
  • Primarily for use in spray washers and other applications where little or no foam can be tolerated
  • Economical, concentrated powder
  • May also be used in immersion cleaning applications
 

MET-KLEEN XHP

Extreme High Pressure

Spray Wash Cleaner

Oil-rejecting  Liquid  3-5%  8.1-8.5  Ambient-140 F
(66  C)
 
  • AL
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
 
  • Cutting fluids
  • Oil
  • Carbon
  • Organic Materials
 

Light Duty

  • For use in enclosed spray washers operating at 2,000-10,000 psi
  • Low foaming eliminates foam-outs
  • Excellent sort-term corrosion protection
  • Highly resistant to bacterial and fungal attack
  • Low pH promotes operator acceptance and reduces the possibility of skin irritation
 

MET-KLEEN 118

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

    ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER IMMERSION CLEANERS****

MET-KLEEN 130E

Emulsifying Multi-

Metal Soak Tank

Cleaner

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER IMMERSION CLEANERS****

MET-KLEEN 165

Alkaline Rust Stripper

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER IMMERSION CLEANERS****
 
 
ULTRASONIC CLEANERS
Product Description Chemistry Type Concentration Range

Avg.
Oper. pH

Oper. Temp. Range Metal Safety Soils Removed Cleaning Power Performance Benefits

 

MET-KLEEN 113

Ultrasonic Immersion

Metal Cleaner

 Oil-dispersing  Liquid  1-5% 8.9

 Ambient-100 F

(38 C)

  • Al
  • Fe
  • Yellow Metals
  • Cutting fluids
  • Organic/inorganic Materials

Light Duty

  • Multi-metal cleaner with good rust protection
 

MET-KLEEN 117

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS*****
 

MET-KLEEN 118

Multi-Purpose Metal

Cleaner

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS*****
 

MET-KLEEN 140

Aluminum Spray

Cleaner

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS*****
 

MET-KLEEN 935

Vibratory Finishing

Cleaner

 ****SEE INFORMATION UNDER SPRAY WASH CLEANERS*****

 

VIBRATORY CLEANERS
Product Description Chemistry Type Concentration Range

Avg. Oper.
pH

Oper. Temp. Range Metal Safety Soils Removed Cleaning Power Performance Benefits

 

MET-KLEEN 935

Vibratory Finishing
Cleaner

 Oil-dispersing  Liquid  2-5% 7.7  Ambient 
  • Al
  • Fe
  • Yellow metals
  • Cutting fluids
  • Organic/inorganic Materials

Light Duty

  • Mild alkaline, multi-metal cleaner with in-process corrosion protection
  • Keeps abrasive material clan and free of dirt loading
  • Low foaming surfactants to prevent pump cavitations and foam-outs
  • Lower pH and milder alkalinity makes this cleaner very operator friendly and
  • non-staining to ferrous alloys and yellow metals
  • May also be used in ultrasonic cleaning applications