The capacity and cycle times of your parts cleaning method should match your throughput requirements.

Given that the purchase of any cleaning equipment is a long-term investment, you need to bear in mind your future growth. Because of the need for washing, rinsing and drying in aqueous cleaning, degreasing with solvent typically has shorter cleaning cycles in comparison.

Depending on the required cleanliness standards, additional mechanical actions or temperature treatment might be required in aqueous cleaning which can impact cycle time and throughput rate.

That said, with solvent cleaning, metal parts are cleaned in batches whereas inline aqueous cleaning allows the cleaning process to be integrated into the production line.