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Reliance ULTRA™ Automated Basket Handling Systems

Automated Basket Handling Systems:

  • Ensure consistent part cleaning every time
  • Minimize operator/solvent interaction
  • Reduce cycle time and increase throughput

Why would I need a lift or hoist?

Hoists, Lifts or Basket Handling Systems on vapor degreasers are becoming essential operating equipment and standard operating procedure for many companies. The ability to load parts into a basket and then have the automated system process the parts while allowing the operator to perform other functions reduces cleaning processing errors while increasing productivity and efficiency. Operators can be completing other tasks while the vapor degreaser is processing parts.

Additionally, the hoist allows for more and/or heavy parts to be processed than would otherwise be possible by a single operator. The uniformity of cleaning process and reduced operator error makes hoists (or lifts) an excellent addition to any vapor degreasing system.

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Basket Handling Elevator (BHE)

Vapor degreaser basket handling elevator
  • Automated PLC controlled system
  • Up to 20 separate part cleaning cycles can be programmed into PLC
  • Can handle basket loads from 25 lbs
  • State-of-the-art engineering
  • ULTRA™ Elevator FEATURE SUMMARY (PDF)
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Basket Handling Elevator BHE

  • Automatically process part baskets (with the lid closed or open) according to the cleaning recipe selected by the operator
  • 20 different cleaning recipes capability
  • 25 lb. part basket weight capacity
  • PLC touchscreen controlled (turns on ultrasonics as part of recipe)
  • Cycle Status Pendant light lets operator know when the cleaning cycle is complete

The BHE provides processing versatility while increasing productivity.

DualBasket Handling Elevators

  • Automatically process two different part baskets at the same time (with the lid closed or open) according to the unique cleaning recipes selected by the operator for each elevator
  • Each elevator operates independently
  • Each elevator allows up to 20 different cleaning recipes
  • 25 lb. part basket weight capacity
  • PLC touchscreen controlled (turns on ultrasonics as part of recipe)
  • Cycle Status Pendant light lets operator know when the cleaning cycle is complete

Dual Elevators provide maximum part processing by utilizing the entire vapor degreaser tank thus increasing productivity and throughput.

Basket Handling Dual Axis Lift - Ground Loading

  • Parts are loaded at ground level for reduced operator effort
  • Part baskets processed according to the cleaning recipe selected by the operator
  • The system automatically travels vertically and horizontally for boil side dwell then ultrasonic immersion
  • 100 lb. part basket weight capacity
  • Spray manifolds engage if/when the recipe indicates
  • Cycle Status Pendant light lets operator know when the cleaning cycle is complete
  • 30 different cleaning recipes for processing versatility while increasing productivity

Basket Handling Dual Axis Lift - Right to Left Load/Unload

  • Parts baskets are loaded at ground level on the right side of the unit and removed on the left side as part of a production line
  • 100 lb. part basket weight capacity
  • Part baskets processed according to the cleaning recipe selected by the operator
  • The system automatically travels vertically and horizontally for boil side dwell then ultrasonic immersion
  • Spray manifolds engage if/when the recipe indicates
  • Cycle Status Pendant light lets operator know when the cleaning cycle is complete
  • 30 different cleaning recipes for processing versatility while increasing productivity

Gantry Basket Handling System

  • Parts are loaded on the side of the degreaser and manually processed using the wireless remote
  • The basket can travel vertically and horizontally to allow for boil side dwell and immersion in ultrasonics
  • Excellent option for heavy loads (e.g. 400 lbs)
  • The gantry height and length can be tailored to footprint requirements

The gantry provides processing versatility for handling heavy loads.

Reliance Programmable Control Logic (PLC) Automated Basket Handling Lift System

Feature Description
Movement BHE - Vertical elevator moves in and out of ultrasonic sump.
BHS - Horizontal Travel over boil sump and ultrasonic immersion sump. Vertical Travel with 5 vertical stop positions on each horizontal axis. Position and length of dwell is PLC controlled.
Cleaning Recipe Capability BHE - 20 Recipes
BHS - 30 Recipes
Weight Capacity BHE - 25 lbs. including part basket
BHS - 100 lbs. including part basket
Controller PLC Touchscreen Controlled
Manual Operation Mode Allows for manual operation through the PLC touch screen
Automated Operation Mode Automatically processes the part basket according to the cleaning recipe selected by operator
Operator Selection of Cleaning Recipe System allows for the operator selection between any of the 30 recipes that you created
Operator Lock-Out of Recipe Content Cleaning recipes are easily stored in a password-protected menu. The operator cannot change the content of a recipe without the password.
Safety Operating Interlock Prevents automatic operation if lid is not open, if heat is not operating, if system is not in full vapor reflux, or if there is lift operating system fault
Emergency Stop Button At vapor degreaser control panel
Vapor Containment Enclosure 3-sided transparent enclosure on horizontal surfaces for reduced vapor zone disturbance and viewing of mechanicals
Cycle Status Light Pendant Includes light pendant to advise of the state of the BHS Lift including ready, in cycle, cycle complete and fault error
Lid Closed Basket Processing Automated horizontal slide lid allows parts basket to be processed through the cleaning cycle with the lid closed for enhanced solvent containment

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Reliance Programmable Control Logic (PLC) Automated Basket Handling Lift System

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