ABB's FlexWasher™ technology combines high pressure water deburring (HPWD) and parts washing into a single system that can remove eyelash burrs and other foreign materials without removing parent material.
ABB FlexWashersTM take advantage of the integrated robot’s agility to move a HPWD tool around a fixed part; or the part around stationary HPWD tools. The result is an unsurpassed uniform cleaning quality of both simple and complex parts.
ABB FlexWasherTM technology does not use heated water and cleaning chemicals; which results in significantly lower energy consumption and operating costs. The patented close loop water filtration system, with best-in-class low water consumption, also reduces waste handling costs.
The right robot for the job
ABB FlexWashers™ use the innovative Foundry Prime robots which are specially designed to work in harsh water deburring and parts washing environments without the need for complex external protective covering against heat, water and contaminants. The robot can clean areas that are unreachable for other less flexible equipment. If the robot holds the part, the part can also be manipulated to improve water drainage.