Automotive Component Cleaning

Many companies within the automotive industry have chosen Turbex to fulfil their component cleaning requirements. With decades of experience and a significant knowledge base, we can help you to find the best machine for the job.

Turbex can help you

Engine, powertrain and exhaust components are ideal for washing, degreasing, and drying in Turbex machines. We supply turnkey installations to meet production rates and cleanliness specifications, maximising your machine up-time and productivity to achieve the highest possible margins.

Automotive Applications



Intermediate clean

Final cleaning 



Rust/carbon removal


Advantages at a glance


Environmentally friendly and efficient cleaning process

Application support to ensure the optimum cleaning process

High-quality manufacture

Innovative design principles

Stainless steel construction

Full after-sales support

Spray wash

The AC range includes heavy-duty, aqueous front-loading, spray washing machines. They have proved incredibly popular for cleaning and degreasing large, heavy components.

Manufactured from stainless steel, the AC programme comprises single and multi-stage units with options for one, two or three process tanks. Standard sizes range from one to three metres in diameter and up to 4-tonne load weight, although larger machine sizes are also available.

Ultrasonic cleaning systems

The intermediate and final cleaning of items including injector nozzles and other elements in the fuel line requires ultrasonic cleaning. This removes contaminants such as process residues, oil, polishing compounds, particulate.  

A variety of liquid maintenance options ensure optimum performance time after time, and an oil separator gives the ability to use de-emulsifying cleaners. Plus, the different tank sizes make the units suitable for use in a production or maintenance environment. 

Ultrasonic cleaning is ideal for removing large quantities of contamination and for cleaning tasks that require a multi-stage process. The two different multi-frequency fields ensure real flexibility for the range, which allows for very high precision cleaning or less arduous tasks alike.

Pro line auto machines

Precision cleaning with rotation

Our precision cleaning with rotation machines is perfect for cleaning machined castings, injectors and filter housings alike.

Patented technology, featuring the rotation of basket and nozzle systems in the opposite or same direction, sets global standards within the cleaning industry. Our machine models are based on a high-energy principle, ensuring clean and efficient solutions tailored to your individual cleaning requirements.

The range includes the spray-flood systems of the PALMA, PALMA XL and JAVA, and the spray cleaning systems of the ELBA, KEA, and PURA. The main characteristic of the JAVA, PALMA and PALMA XL series is the patented cleaning and drying technologies.


With over thirty years’ experience in providing highly advanced, tailor-made plants to the aluminium and plating industry, Turbex is a leader in the field. Continuous development ensures that we achieve different technological solutions to create improved and more efficient processes for sectors where precision, fault-free operation is required. 

Tartaric sulphuric anodising (TSA) lines are becoming more commonly used in the manufacture of airframe parts. They provide excellent corrosion protection and paint bonding properties for aluminium. Plus, the automated control system ensures accurate film thickness. TSA offers a reliable and environmentally friendly anodising option and can be delivered as a new anodising line or as a conversion to older lines

Non-destructive testing lines (NDT)

Non-destructive testing (NDT) and component cleaning are closely related. Through our experience of cleaning, we have developed an extensive knowledge of the fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) process and the systems required.  Our FPI systems utilise our know-how of automation and process control to provide consistency and traceability time after time.

Solvent cleaning systems

When a large amount of oil and grease needs to be removed, Turbex’s solvent cleaning machines can provide the right solution for your industry. Solvent cleaning produces optimum results every time, for a wide variety of operations.  Whether it’s degreasing surfaces, or removing particles and contaminants – such as lubricants, swarf and particulate – our range of solvent cleaning machines and detergents are more than up to the job.

Tunnel wash systems

Turbex Tunnel wash systems are star performers. Designed for continuous operation, they come with a wide range of optional accessories, which enable us to match the machine to the cleaning application. If you want a consistently high standard of cleaning (and drying if specified), many months between changes of the washing fluid, easy serviceability and a machine you can rely on, please ask us to visit your site so that we can quote for you.

Drying systems

A variety of drying techniques are available, including hot air, infrared and vacuum drying. Through discussion, we can advise on the most cost-effective drying technique for your application.

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