Question: We have seen a number of our customers switch from a washdown weight and visual particle count to a laser particle counter.
We have seen a number of our customers switch from a washdown weight and visual particle count to a laser particle counter. I'm familiar with what would be used on a hydraulic or fuel system part but most of these counters do not allow the use of a solvent from the washdown to be run through the counter. Do you have any recommendations for suppliers of particle counters? W.G.
I don't consider myself an expert on particle counters but did have some success in finding a company that does supply a system to analyze in both aqueous and non-aqueous (solvent) liquids. It is Products Finishing's policy not to name companies but e-mail the Parts Cleaning Clinic and we'll provide the name privately.
How to achieve an isotropic finish using a traditional vibratory bowl—and why you’d want to do it
Here’s a primer on the types of finishes required for equipment used in sanitary applications.
It has been shown that the inexpensive chemically accelerated vibratory surface finishing (CAVSF) process can reduce the average surface roughness.