THE need for effective washing equipment for acro‐engine parts is more important today than it has ever been. The apparatus shown in Fig. 1 is for washing engines taken from crashed aeroplanes before they are dismantled prior to re‐assembly. The same machine can also be used for washing quantities of component parts if necessary. This machine is 33 ft. 6 in. in length; 10 ft. 6 in. in width and 12 ft. 6 in. in height; its approximate loaded weight being 30 tons. The engines (or components) are placed in large swing carriers which are swung on two heavy mild‐steel roller chains. The conveyor runs very slowly, driven by a 2 h.p. motor, through a 14,400 to 2 reduction gear unit.
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