JetBlack in a Box – Enclosed system design for cleaning components.

A parts blow-off / cleaning unit which incorporates ACI’s blower-powered JetBlack Cleaning Station mounted within an acoustic glove box enclosure, is being delivered this week.

Although ACI has been supplying its JetBlack for personnel cleaning applications for well over a decade, this is the first time an enclosure design of this type has been manufactured for delicate parts cleaning operations.

Up until now ACI’s customer has been using compressed air to dry off small, fragile metal components, a process which had produced the desired drying results but was proving to be both noisy and expensive to carry out.

The varying components are inspected at several stages throughout the manufacturing process by inserting fibre optics into the hollow body of the product and inspecting them with a magnifier. The acoustic glove box unit designed by ACI, includes access holes and a viewing screen which allows operators to visibly ensure that the products are being thoroughly dried and inspected and due to the delicate nature of the components, not damaged.

Each component processed is actually placed within a jig so when it is inside the enclosure it can be manually blow-dried in the same position.  A further feature designed within the enclosure is a drainage table that enables all removed liquids to be effectively removed.

The enclosure is constructed from stainless steel 304 and has an operating noise level of below 83dB(A).