Cleaning parts and components


We manufacture machines designed specifically to answer customers needs and constraints in the aircraft industry
  • Custom solutions for specific parts

  • Ensure a result without marks on all types of metals

  • Traceability management and NADCAP compliance

  • ATEX special machines

  • Meets surface tension criteria

  • Zero-discharge solution by treatment of the waste

Work together to solve our cleanliness customer issues with the best / appropriate cleaning solution

Cleaning process for aeronautic parts and components

Our machines ensure cleaning of your parts at different steps of your manufacturing process: 

  • Before non-destructive test (dye penetrant)

  • Before heat treatment

  • Before dimensional check processes

  • In-process operation

  • Final wash

Aircraft linear parts washer

Technology for materials and downstream process

The components of the aeronautic business are made of a wide variety of materials such as inconel, titanium, aluminium and superalloys.

Like the downstream process, these metals should be considered in the choice of the cleaning method to be used: chlorinated solvents, aqueous solution, hydrocarbons, micro-emulsion…

Aircraft turbine disk to clean

NADCAP process traceability

MecanoLav machines in the aeronautic industry are equipped with systems for continuous control of the process parameters in connection with the PLC. This system is allowing a report editing after each cycle and the data recording offering a standardized approach.

For this purpose, each sensors working condition is essential (Level, Temperature, Pressure, pH, Conductivity…).


Parts washer with big work chamber

Toolings and automation

Conception of tools and pallets tailored to the parts to be treated is one of MecanoLav’s strengths. The positioning of the parts for cleaning and drying has a key role in the achievement of cleanliness results.

To make these results reliable, completed cleaning process automation with machine IQ, or even automatic loading/unloading of parts or palets via peripheral equipment (robots, conveyors, loaders, lifting tables…) allow to reduce manual operations.

Parts washer with integrated robot

ATEX special machines

The cleaning of complex and sensitive parts such as drive gear housings requires that the cleaning fluid be identical or have properties close to the fuel which will circulate in its circuits (kerosene, MEK, Diestone…).

This type of cleaning equipment operating in an explosive environment (ATEX) is an integral part of MecanoLav know-how.

ATEX cleaning units

High rinsing performance and fluid recycling

Equipped with several rinsing tanks to achieve the desired cleanliness of the component, a continuous control of the conductivity of the baths from 0 to 200 µS allows to ensure the repeatability of the cleanliness requirement.

MecanoLav puts in place on its machines devices that filter and reprocess washing and rinsing fluids for a zero discharge solution.

  • Tank transfer

  • Reverse filling

  • Multiple filtration thresholds

  • Purified water production system

  • Regeneration by resins ion exchange

  • Oil skimmer

  • Evaporator with Mechanical Vapors Compression (MVC)

  • Centrifuges

Aircraft parts washer maintenance

Application case

Some examples of parts and components cleaned in the aeronautic industry :

  • Machining toolings

  • Gear housings

  • Rectifiers

  • Tube and ramps

  • Ferrules

  • Carbon disc

  • Turbine disc

  • Structural components

  • Drilling grids and templates

  • Drive shafts

  • and much more…

Parts washer for drilling template
Smart cleaning
Solve our customer cleanliness issues by finding out the appropriate cleaning solution
Case study
Nettoyage et dégraissage des redresseurs dans l'industrie aérospatiale
Cleaning and drying straighteners

Mark free degreasing on a MecanoLav MB machine for aeronautic straighteners after a dye penetrant inspection

See customer project