Issue No. 1 (November 2014)
Alliance Manufacturing, Inc. was established in 1994 as the result of a spin-off from a parent company that produced stainless steel food processing equipment. Jeff Brouchoud, Ken Manninen, and a partner purchased the parts washer division assets of the company just before its acquisition by another corporation. Alliance made its debut at the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in September of that year, in Chicago, IL, displaying the first generation of the Aquamaster line of parts washers. By year-end, Alliance had secured orders for five machines. While engineering a custom monorail system, Alliance pioneered the first split-style, removable canopy design. Alliance was awarded a patent for this exclusive Full Access Canopy (U.S. No. 5,630,435). Alliance's testament to producing quality equipment is evident in the high number of repeat customers. To date, Alliance has sold over 700 machines both in the U.S. and internationally. Expansion plans are underway so stay tuned in! We will be unveiling information in upcoming newsletters.
In the modern manufacturing world, protecting our natural resources and environment are in the spotlight. During the Industrial Revolution there was a rapid depletion of fossil fuels and other resources. Various manufacturing processes had negative impacts on our environment, of which some are still apparent today. Contamination of water bodies and ground soils by chemical processes was common. Currently, there is a heightened awareness toward conserving our fossil fuels and water supply as well as protecting soil, water and air quality.
With the introduction of water based (Aqueous) detergents, many of the negative environmental impacts of solvents can be eliminated. Modern water-based chemistries are formulated for removing a wide variety of soils from a multitude of materials, such as steel, aluminum, brass, copper, glass, plastics and much more. Effective water-based cleaning is achieved through the correct combination of water/detergent, mechanical scrubbing (spray impingement), and heat. Impingement force of the water, working in conjunction with a water-based detergent, breaks the bond between the contamination and the substrate material. Water-based cleaning can be performed in either a batching process, or parts can be placed on a conveyor for inline cleaning. One of the major benefits to cleaning with water is the fact that the cleaning fluid can be recirculated for multiple wash cycles. Depending on the contamination being removed, water can be filtered for reuse. Oils and other floating contaminants can be removed with the use of oil skimming or coalescing equipment. Other types of contaminants can be removed from the cleaning fluid with a variety of filtering solutions
Through advances in water based cleaning chemistries and education in industry, cleaning with water has become widely accepted as a preferred method for cleaning manufactured parts. Cleaning with water and water-based parts cleaning fluids can be cost-effective and an environmentally friendly alternative to solvents.
If you've got dirty parts, the answer is yes. Alliance parts cleaning systems are currently being used for a wide variety of applications. Please spend a few minutes completing a Parts Cleaning Survey to request a quote from one of our Sales Engineers.
Alliance Manufacturing, Inc. specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of water-based (aqueous) parts cleaning equipment for the industrial products market. Our engineers have developed a full line of aqueous parts cleaning systems, including belt, chain, monorail, front/top loading cabinet, indexing, return-to-operator, compact cell, rotary drum, oil removal equipment, and customized machines engineered for specific cleaning applications. Alliance holds a patent for the first split-style, removable canopy design, the "Full Access" canopy, which allows for easy interior access for maintenance and process adjustment. Our machines are designed with corrosion-resistant materials for lasting quality and customer satisfaction. Aqueous parts cleaning equipment was developed as an environmentally safe alternative to solvent-based systems. Alliance Manufacturing, Inc. was established in 1994 in Fond du Lac, WI.