Size Comparison of Industrial Parts Washer: Which Size is Right for my Business

Your days are all unique, so are your parts cleaning jobs. So it is important to choose an Industrial Parts Washer that is sized right to operate on your terms, while providing good cleaning efficiency. That is why Ranger offers several Industrial Parts Washers, all designed for differently sized jobs that leave parts sparkling and brilliantly clean. While one size and type of parts washer might be perfect for other shops, it might not serve your particular cleaning demands. Some shops may frequently clean large, heavy, and greasy castings, while others may tackle small and numerous amounts of medical equipment. Either way, your parts washer needs to be sized to efficiently clean within your world, not everyone else’s.

Since each shop’s parts washing tasks are not the same, it is helpful to discover which Industrial Parts Washer works best within your business setting. To assist with that decision, we have put together a comparison of Commercial Parts Washers that spotlights their sizes and features. This way you can learn about the size options that might work best for your parts cleaning needs.

About the Size of it

When comparing Industrial Parts Washers, keep in mind that the actual size of the parts you will be cleaning will generally determine the needed turntable diameter and internal cabinet dimensions. Obviously, these will have larger corresponding outer dimensions. When choosing a size it is also important to consider the load capacity needed. Some Industrial Parts Washers have total load capacities just over 400 lbs., while others are over 1,000 lbs. Information on both outer size and inner size dimensions are readily available online. You will also want to consider where you will physically place the Industrial Parts Washer, the access around it, available electrical and water.

Large by Huge

For those heftier parts cleaning tasks, having the ability to use a large Commercial Parts Washer with good cleaning power is paramount. Maybe choosing a size like the RS-750DS Stainless-Steel Spray Wash Cabinet. Although the turntable measures 30” across, the internal height is 54”, and it is designed to hold 1,000 lbs. This will take on jobs that include washing intake manifolds, oil pans, engine blocks, valve covers, transmission cases, and more. Because this style is a front-load, heavy engine blocks can more easily be placed onto the turntable. Sometimes an engine-crane might need to be called into duty to assist. If so, make sure you allow for a front access loading area when mapping out the dimensional needs of the Commercial Parts Washer setting.

Often with these types of big cleaning tasks, specific time frames and intricate washing are not exceedingly critical. In many of these cases, the parts may be cleaned adequately by adding more time to the wash cycle. And the larger unit provides daily cleaning flexibility so it can accept a wide variety of part sizes.

Looking for Efficiency in a More Manageable Size?

If you are cleaning smaller items, and are looking for precision cleaning you may want to consider a standard sized top loading Parts Washer. This is because the smaller unit’s cleaning efficiency may be naturally higher and proportionally easier to use for your daily use. As washing cabinet volume increases, precise cleaning efficiency may be hindered if suitable washing power isn’t adequate to work within the larger system.

As an example, Ranger’s JET-T1000 Series Top Loading Spray Washer has an efficiently sized basket diameter of 39.4” whereas the next larger one is over 47”. Although, both of these units provide excellent cleaning with a 36.3 psi washer pump, the smaller basket will have a small cleaning advantage over the larger one if the same cleaning power is used. If a larger optional washer pump is selected (72.6 psi) with the 47” basket, the cleaning advantage would go to the larger. Think of an Industrial Parts Washer’s cleaning capability versus its inside size as a power to density ratio.

Other benefits to a Top Loading Spray Wash unit is that they can provide the needed water pressures and temperatures to wash, while offering an easy to load cleaning basket. Since it is top loading, you can quickly and easily examine cleaning results when done. Possibly without having to remove all of the small items from the basket. Simply raise the lid and inspect.

Works Best Under Pressure

Remember, when you are choosing washing performance in any size Industrial Parts Washer, consider the washing pump’s psi or ultrasonic frequency range and transducer count. This can help insure you are getting the cleaning performance you want. It may not be necessary to simply buy the largest size parts washer available. So size accordingly to your cleaning job requirements.

The good news is that Ranger’s Commercial Parts Washers come standard with the appropriate amount of cleaning power to handle most all cleaning tasks. For special jobs that require even more power and hot-water delivery to assist cleaning needs, Ranger offers some units with optional power upgrades.

Before Choosing, Determine the Following:

  • How much space do you have in your shop to place an Industrial Parts Washer?
  • The physical size of the parts you clean?
  • The maximum amount of weight in total that you plan to load?
  • If you want a front load or top load?
  • Do you have power and water available in the location?
  • Will you be able to have an electrician properly wire the unit?
  • Can the Industrial Parts Washer be placed in a secure area?
  • Is there a large enough pathway to deliver the parts to be cleaned in the Parts Washer?
  • Are the parts heavy or are they numerous and light?
  • What material are they made from?
  • Consult Ranger’s website for dimensions on specific models

Need Space Efficiency?

Industrial Parts Washers of many sizes are available in both Spray Washer units and Ultrasonic Cleaners. And although a Spray Washer and an Ultrasonic Cleaner both get parts clean, they manage the process differently. This means there can be differences in parts loading approaches, which can help improve size parameters.

Here is a quick run-through of the 2 different cleaning methods. Spray Wash Cabinets tackle cleaning with a series of high-pressure nozzles that direct a strong spray of hot water detergent at the parts from many angles. Spray Wash cabinets such as the JET-F1200P feature a roll out loading trolley which is helpful for loading heavy items; just make sure you have sizeable room in front of the unit. Other Spray Wash cabinets have a door that opens outward. Again, this style requires space in front to load and remove.

Some Spray Wash cabinets use a Top Loading system and feature a “Hood” that opens up, thus allowing more space versatility when working around the parts washer. As an example, the dimensions of the JET-T1000 (top loading spray washer) is roughly 36” x 36” x 30”, so this efficiently sized parts washer can be placed in a variety of suitable areas.

Ultrasonic Cleaners such as the KR-3000 feature a top loading design where parts are placed onto a cleaning basket. A hot water detergent solution fills the inside of the tank and parts are immersed and cleaned with a bubble-action. The cleaning action comes as a series of transducers emit ultrasonic sound waves and cleaning bubbles.

In total, these varieties of parts loading and cleaning systems can offer a workable solution to shop and parts washer size limitations.

There is Strength in Numbers

To compare some of the various sizes, features, and differences we will explore 4 Ranger Industrial Parts Washer examples. These will be comprised of 3 Spray Wash Cabinets and 1 Ultrasonic Cleaner. Each with its own physical dimensions, size capacities, and power cleaning delivery.

Model Size Load Capacity Additional Specs
KR-3000 Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner 750mm x 550mm x 480mm (Tank’s inner size), 910mm x 850mm x 770mm (Tank’s outer size) 437 lbs. 208-230v, 60hz, 1-Phase, 52.3 gallons, 100W 30 transducers, heating power 8KW, Optional Configuration: Circulating & filtration system, cleaning detergent, customized power supply. (Cabinet size works well in medium sized shops, Ultrasonic washing cleans a variety of materials very well inside an easy to load cabinet)
RS-750DS Stainless-Steel Spray Wash Cabinet 813mm diameter turn table x 1372mm internal height, (914 mm x 1,118 mm x 1,981 mm) outer dimensions 1,000 lbs. Heavy-Duty Truck Dual-Heaters/Low-Water Shutoff, heating power 6KW, pump output 70 psi, (Taller vertical spray wash cabinet, Works well in busy automotive shops for large and heavy engine blocks, trans cases, etc. with heavy grease)
JET-T1000 Jet-T Series Top Loading Spray Washer 970mm Diameter x 550mm Height 440 lbs. Normal pressure (36.3 psi), available with optional pressure (72.6 psi), 208-230v, 60hz, 1-Phase, (Cabinet size works well in medium sized shops, efficiently sized for many cleaning jobs)
JET-F1200P Washing + Rinse, Front Loading Spray Wash Cabinet 1170mm Diameter x 800 mm Height 1,320 lbs. Medium pressure (72.6 psi), 240-440v, 50-60hz, 3-Phase, Washing Pump Pressure 2.5 bar, Optional 5 Bar, and 7.5 Bar, (Cabinet size works well in medium sized shops, Works well in busy automotive shops for large and heavy engine blocks, trans cases, etc. with heavy grease)

To Size it All Up

Rangers Industrial Parts Washers are offered in a variety of sizes designed for different types of cleaning. Besides outside dimensions, review the internal dimensions and washing performance to compare and learn what size will serve your business best. By choosing the right-sized Industrial Parts Washer, your cleaning jobs will shine.