Section 179 Passed – Buy Equipment Now Before The End Of The Year!!

Be sure to check with your tax advisor on how this applies to your business!

On Friday December 18, President Obama Signed the $1.8 Spending and Tax Bill Into Law. Earlier on Friday, the Senate gave final congressional approval to the bill, which includes nearly $700 billion in tax breaks.

The legislation extends more than 50 expiring tax cuts, with more than 20 becoming permanent, including increasing the maximum amount for small business expensing under IRS section 179 to $500,000. This would be reduced if the cost of section 179 property placed in service exceeds $2 Million.

The new permanent Section 179 expensing limit allows a business to take a current year deduction of the full purchase amount up to $500,000 for assets under $2 Million.

With only 10 days left in 2015, now’s the time to buy equipment to qualify for this year’s tax break!

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Vortex Washer - Top Left Looking Down Door Open

Cabinet Style Parts Washers

Fixed vs. Retractable Turntables

The cabinet-style parts washer uses a high-pressure, heated, aqueous spray to clean parts within a cabinet enclosure and the cabinet design allows a user to clean large and heavy contaminated objects. Operators access the cabinet interior via the door and load parts onto the turntable. The turntable holds the parts and rotates during the cleaning cycle and there are two common turntable styles used by parts washer manufacturers – fixed and retractable.

Turntable Types

Parts washer clamshell door.

Parts washer clamshell door.

For fixed turntable designs, manufacturers position the stationary turntable in the center of the wash cabinet. A clamshell style V-Notched door facilitates safe placement of parts onto the fixed table with overhead cranes and jib booms.

For retracting turntable designs (also known as “swing-out” turntables), manufacturers integrate the turntable into the door of the parts washer. When an operator opens the cabinet, the turntable swings out with the door. Manufacturers of retractable turntable parts washers promote ease of loading and unloading.

Turntable Capacities

Common retractable turntable designs have table capacities from 1,000 to 20,000 pounds and the fixed turntable designs have capacities from 1,000 to 65,000 pounds.

Part Loading and Unloading

Parts Washer Door Open

Parts Washer Door Open

For retractable turntable designs, the door and hinges support the entire weight of the table and the parts. Heavy, wet, and contaminated parts must remain stable during door opening and closing operations. Otherwise, the parts may shift and expose operators to unsafe conditions. Operators must be cautious of the inertia of the loaded door when closing the cabinet.

The fixed turntable design improves operational safety and reduces the total weight on the cabinet door. The clamshell style V-Notched door allows for parts to be directly distributed on the center of the turntable and promotes safe and precise loading and unloading. Easier opening and closing of doors without the extra weight and resistance of an attached turntable helps prevent possible injury to employees.

Vortex Cabinet-Style Parts Washer

Vortex Washer - Top Left Looking Down Door Open

Vortex Washer – Top Left Looking Down Door Open

All Vortex cabinet-style parts washers use fixed turntables for improved safety. The clamshell style V-Notched doors provide easier access for part loading and unloading and the fixed turntable design eliminates heavy loads on the doors. Vortex machines offer the largest table capacities ranging from 2,000 to 65,000 pounds.

Parts Washer Top View

Parts Washer Top View

Our machines help you clean parts efficiently and safely. For more information about our cabinet-style parts washers, please contact Vortex.

Batch & Continuous Processing

As manufacturers and rebuilders improve production processes, the requirements for parts cleaning continue to escalate. Choosing the best parts cleaner for your application depends on the production process, part volume and size, part contamination, and safety. Fortunately, there are parts cleaners that can accommodate batch or continuous operations and meet production timelines and specifications.


Continuous systems can use a single cleaning process or a combination of processes including spray, immersion, and ultrasonic.

Batch Processing

For low part volumes, industries use manual parts washers, which require operators to manually clean and rinse parts with solvent. The operator cleans batches of parts within the sink of the manual parts washer. Operators must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when using volatile organic solvents.

For larger volumes and large part sizes, industries use automatic parts washers to prepare and clean parts in batch operations. Automatic parts washers use a range of cleaning techniques such as spray, immersion, and ultrasonic to remove part contamination. The automatic/batch parts washers completely contain the parts and solvents during the cleaning cycle and many systems use aqueous chemistries and heated cleaning cycles. To begin, operators load the cleaning system with parts and initiate the cleaning cycle. After a timed interval, the operators remove the clean parts and the system is ready for the next batch of contaminated parts.

Continuous Processing

For continuous processing, cleaning equipment manufacturers design custom, cleaning systems for a customer. The systems use automated cleaning techniques that integrate with the production line and deliver clean and prepared parts for the next operation. Continuous systems can use a single cleaning process or a combination of processes including spray, immersion, and ultrasonic.

Parts Cleaning Guidance

There are many factors to consider when choosing a parts washer and Vortex can help assist you with automatic, industrial parts washers.

For more information with industrial parts cleaning, please contact Vortex.

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