The Key to Electronic Operation
It may come as a surprise to some that one of the major factors in ensuring electronics work properly is cleaning the individual parts of the mechanism after they are forged and shaped but before they are pieced together into the electronic whole. That is why all electronic manufacturers own and operate small parts washers, a quick and easy way to make sure their final products work without a hitch.
For example, a company that produces keyboards for stationary computers requires numerous small pieces to connect the wiring within, not including the individual keys themselves and the snap bubbles within them that give the person typing the que that the key has been pressed efficiently. If any one of these numerous electronic parts were to retain any bit of metallic or plastic dust, the whole operation would be more likely to malfunction. A small parts washer can clean mass amounts of pieces at once, which is why it is usually incorporated into the production line directly after the fabrication process. That way they are guaranteed to be completely free of dust and debris before the final stage of production.
A small parts washer can be designed to clean mass amounts of parts at once by way of two different methods, known as rotary washers and immersion cleaners. Both utilize a metal or plastic basket with a finely woven mesh to contain all of the small parts. Rotary washers tumble the basket in a circular motion while within a rotary drum, that is able to rinse, clean and dry them all in one cycle. An immersion cleaner, which can also be known as agitating parts washers, utilize a special cleaning solution and energy that creates bubbles that effectively clean the parts within the basket while submerged in the solution.