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Proper machine maintenance is an important factor in extending equipment life, decreasing downtime, and improving bottom line profitability. Ransohoff offers a highly effective tool for keeping equipment in peak operational condition with its line of Evercycle™ Machine Maintenance Products.

Evercycle machine maintenance product benefits include:

  • Ability to operate at a wide range of temperatures and concentrations
  • Low foaming characteristics
  • Designed to dissolve and remove a wide range of contaminants that can affect machine performance
  • Safe for use with most industrial washing equipment, including:
    • Spray
    • Immersion
    • Ultrasonic

Evercycle products are formulated at a strength to restore your equipment to “like-new” operating condition within an 8-hour shift or less.

Evercycle Restore products fully restore your tanks, wash chambers, and pump screens to “like-new” condition.

An all-purpose machine restorer, Evercycle Restore features a unique blend of organic acid and soap designed to descale and degrease machines. It can be used for intermediate preventative maintenance treatments as well as deep cleaning maintenance for all types of parts washers. Depending on the operating concentration and temperature, Evercycle Restore can degrease, descale, de-rust, and brighten most washer and tank surfaces.

LeanJet® RB-2

Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC is excited to announce our recent partnership with SurfacePrep. Established in 1956, SurfacePrep has been a leading distributor of surface enhancement solutions. The focus of Ransohoff's partnership with SurfacePrep will be on the distribution of Ransohoff industrial parts washers in the United States and Canada.

As a leading supplier of abrasive blasting media and abrasive finishing equipment, SurfacePrep has established a collection of the best on-site and local technical consultants whose knowledge of abrasive media and finishing equipment is unmatched in the field. SurfacePrep skilled sales team works closely with local manufacturers to develop the best possible solutions for every concern.

1911 Firearm

To assure safe and proper functioning, firearms components must be cleaned to the highest standards. Critical cleaning for firearms and parts must provide thorough precision cleaning of all component surfaces, inside and out. As a leader in parts cleaning equipment and ultrasonic cleaning technology, we offer a number of reliable cleaning technologies for small, precision firearm components and projectile components.

Firearms Parts Cleaning Equipment

The Ransohoff Lean Jet RB series immersion cleaning systems provide thorough and effective cleaning using our triple action parts washing and rinsing process of agitation, spray impingement, rotation, hydraulic purging through immersion, and heated blow-off drying.

These rotary basket immersion cleaning systems are designed to fit into your work cell area or a smaller production environment.

Ultrasonic Firearm Component Cleaning

Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics is a leading supplier of precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment for firearm parts for gun manufacturers, gun shops, law enforcement, and the military. Our ultrasonic cleaning technology is also well suited for cleaning suppressors and silencers since they can be cleaned without disassembly, and at optimum frequencies to minimize erosion.

Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonic precision cleaning solutions that are ideal for firearm applications include:

CTG serves fastener manufacturers with a variety of Ransohoff cleaning solutions, which are well suited to meeting the rigorous requirements of fastener parts cleaning. Our cleaning systems assure fastener manufacturers the highest quality cleaning to meet the toughest challenges and most rigorous standards.

Drum Washers for Fasteners Cleaning

Fastening cleaned nuts and bolts

Ransohoff standard drum washers use both spray and immersion technology. Thorough, but gentle cleaning removes all contaminants from part contours and surfaces. For inline processes, drum/auger washers are typically the machine of choice for headed parts. This is due to their ability to wash large volumes of parts per hour. They can also be placed at the end of a press for continuous flow.

Drum washer advantages include:

  • High throughput
  • Inline with header machine
  • Simple/reliable operation

Rotary Basket Parts Washers for Fasteners Cleaning

Ransohoff rotary basket parts washers have been developed to fit in a work cell area or a smaller production environment. The Lean-Jet RB series of immersion cleaning systems cleans uses our patented washing and rinsing process of agitation, spray impingement, rotation, hydraulic purging through immersion, and heated blow-off drying.

IMTS Spark logo

CTG is proud to announce that we will be conducting a live webinar on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00 PM Central as part of the IMTS Spark event. This webinar, entitled “Ultrasonic Cleaning Beyond Cavitation and Implosion” will be conducted by our own John Fuchs and Josh Kramlick. Subjects included within the webinar are the importance of tank and chamber design, transducer configuration and placement, ultrasonic power and ultrasonic frequency, cleaning time, temperature and chemistry selection.

For more information on the webinar and to add it to your MySpark Planner, visit this IMTS Event page.

Medical device cleaning presents a unique set of challenges. Extremely rigorous cleaning standards are maintained for instruments used in surgery, medical and dental procedures, as well as devices used as medical implants. While these devices often have difficult to clean features like blind-holes and designed-in porosity, they also have the most stringent requirements for disinfection and sterilization.

The conventional approach to sterilization of medical devices has been the use of high-pressure steam or vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP). When medical devices are inadequately cleaned however, residual soil can effectively seal in contamination, actually preventing proper disinfection and sterilization. Thus, a capable and robust precision cleaning process is the pre-requisite for sterile device manufacturing.

The unique characteristics of ultrasonic cleaning make this automated cleaning method ideal for medical device cleaning. The ultrasonic cleaning process has been demonstrated to be more effective than other types of cleaning, and is also safer, more repeatable, and more efficient than manual cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning systems easily and thoroughly remove a wide range of debris from medical devices without damaging the part substrate.

UnitechCleaning Technologies Group, LLC (CTG) is excited to announce that it has partnered with Unitech Washing Systems Limited out of the UK to distribute specialty washers to the United States for the food and beverage industry. The Unitech Washing Systems’ team has over 75 years of experience designing and manufacturing standard and custom machines and has a broad and robust product line with equipment ranging from tray, pan and utensil washers, sanitizing tunnels to bulk container washers and personal hygiene sanitization stations.

Considering the importance of cleanliness and sterilization in the world today we believe that this partnership will bring tremendous value to the US market. CTG has been building industrial parts washers for a wide variety of industries for over 100 years. Utilizing our experienced aftermarket sales and service teams, we plan to provide not only equipment installation services to our US food and beverage customers but also a variety of aftermarket parts and maintenance services.

Click the link to learn more about the Unitech washer products being offered to the US market.

When looking for an alternative to environmentally harmful parts cleaning solvents, manufacturers have turned to aqueous parts cleaning methods, including ultrasonic parts cleaning. In this post we’ll provide an overview of both aqueous parts cleaning and ultrasonic parts cleaning, and what to consider when choosing a parts cleaning method.

What is Aqueous Parts Cleaning?

Aqueous parts washers offer the cleansing power of solvent-based parts washing but uses water as its primary cleaning agent. Solvents can be used with the water in aqueous cleaning, depending on the parts cleaning requirements. These may include things such as emulsifiers, Inhibitors, anti-foaming agents, PH buffers, and more.

The determination of the most effective aqueous parts cleaning approach for a given application begins with the following questions:

  • What parts are being cleaned?
  • How detailed are the parts?
  • What materials are involved?
  • What is the production time allowance?
  • What are the customer requirements?

From there, the best equipment technology can be selected. Methods of aqueous cleaning can involve immersion or soaking, standard and high pressure spraying, or ultrasonics.

Portrait photo of new CTG Regional Sales Manager, Rich Ruff

Rich Ruff has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as a Ransohoff Regional Sales Manager, effective February 2020.

“Rich comes to us with not only the ambition and drive that our growing organization desires but also the superb customer service skills that our customers demand" – Jeff Mills, VP of Sales.

Rich is an experienced Regional Sales Manager with a technical background, along with a very successful sales record in the industrial parts cleaning industry. Mr. Ruff will focus his efforts on expanding our current industrial and geographic market presence in the Southeast for the Ransohoff product line.

Please join us in welcoming Rich to the CTG family!

The process of recovering used diesel engine components and machining them to a condition that meets or surpasses OEM quality is called diesel engine remanufacturing, or as it is commonly known in the industry, diesel reman. Diesel engine remanufacturing does not repair or rebuild parts from a point of failure but rebuilds them from the core part to include engineering updates that meet new and improved standards.

Growing Demand for Remanufactured Parts

The automotive and diesel parts remanufacturing market is expected to see steady growth to the year 2026 according to market research firm Persistence Market Research. This anticipated growth in demand is due to the increasing need for cost-competitive remanufactured diesel engines, as well as expanding automotive fleets and increasing per capita spending power. According to the study, the global auto parts remanufacturing market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period.

Close up photo of an engine for an automible

Remanufactured diesel and automotive parts are manufactured to precision standards and tested to assure that they meet or exceed the required specifications. The entire process follows an established protocol and is fully documented.

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