Calumet Chicago Company is a proud distributor of industry-leading CUDA aqueous parts washers. CUDA manufactures both top-load and front-load cabinet washers. The more popular units are listed below.
Many companies have switched from volatile organic compounds like solvent tanks, to water-based, cabinet washers. Operating similar to a dishwasher, these water-based cleaning solutions utilize hot water, detergent and water pressure in an enclosed machine to remove various contaminants like oil, grease, sludge, ink and corn syrup to name a few. Water-based cleaning solutions provide a time-saving, easy to use, healthier alternative to hand cleaning with solvent, which can release fugitive air emissions that may be harmful to the operator and surrounding employees.
Safety is enhanced as water-based cleaning solutions are a ‘no-touch’ alternative to physically pushing, pulling and turning heavy components while cleaning by hand.
By inserting items in an enclosed machine, adding detergent, and setting the timer, operators are seeing increases in productivity while operating in a healthier and safer work environment.
“The system has freed up about 60 working hours per week, allowing maintenance technicians to focus their efforts elsewhere”, Danny Grace, ArcelorMittal, 2019.
The national average for washing parts is one-half hour per day for every technician. At a labor rate of $75 per hour for a technician’s services. That means that a half hour of cleaning parts could be costing your business $37.50 per technician, per day — or $9,375 per technician, per year — in billable repair time (based on 250 work days per year, or 2,000 hours). The aforementioned estimated cost does not include the cost of solvent disposal for the old sink-on-a-drum method.
You can easily see that it doesn’t take long to recoup the total cost of an industrial parts washer with the additional revenue you can generate.
Calumet Chicago offers customers the option to purchase a unit, sign up for our turnkey lease program, or outsource the cleaning requirements to us.
Aqueous parts washers clean faster and better without using harmful solvents!
Our Turnkey Lease Program starts as low as $350 per month
Purchase today! Choose from top-loading or front-loading models. Schedule an on-site demo today and outsource your next cleaning to us.
CUDA SJ-15 SERIES (Top-Loading)
The newest addition to the Cuda top load line-up, the SJ-15 uses a patented spray wash technology which eliminates the need for a drive motor, gears and pulleys. Using a water-propelled spray arm with 23 nozzles that spin around a stationary parts basket, parts are hit from every angle while being cleaned. The Cuda SJ-15 Series parts has a 350-lb. load capacity, and a basket dimension of 32″ x 21″. 90 gallon sump capacity, 3 HP pump motor delivering 37 GPM @ 30 PSI.
CUDA 2412 SERIES (Top-Loading)
At only 35 inches wide, the Cuda 2412 Series parts washer has a 250-lb. load capacity, and a 24 inch turntable diameter. The Cuda 2412 Series has a 1/2 HP flush sealed pump and an upper drive arm that rotates the turntable. It’s versatile for use anywhere in the shop.
CUDA 3648 SERIES (Front-Loading)
The Cuda 3648 features a turntable diameter of 36-inches, working height of 48-inches, and load capacity of 2500 lbs. The 3648 Series is equipped with a 7.5 HP vertical seal-less pump producing 150 GPM at 50 PSI, and has a 113-gallon sump capacity. It also includes upgraded features such as a more durable control panel, easier to replace handle, stainless steel sump covers, and external plumbing making it the easiest to maintain Cuda yet!
CUDA 4860 SERIES (Front-Loading)
The Cuda 4860 features a turntable diameter of 48-inches, working height of 60-inches, and load capacity of 5000 lbs. The 4860 Series is equipped with a 7.5 HP vertical seal-less pump producing 200 GPM at 50 PSI, and has a 156-gallon sump capacity.