W3 Material Handling Products

Various Examples of Material Handling Products

Material handling to W3 means: How do we handle the user's dirty product(s) through the cleaning systems and present a clean product at the exit? This can be an individual product, nested products, continuous (such as wire) or a random array. While the cleaning process to clean any of the parts can be the same, the handling is entirely different based on how the userĂ­s manufacturing steps.

Rotation Basket for Small Parts

Rotation Basket with Clamp

Small parts that can be contained in baskets or carriers and transported as a nested batch. Part geometry and surface specifications dictate whether parts can remain loose or must be clamped and whether rotation is an option.

Or small parts can also be processed individually through a continuous cleaning system, typically feed from an upstream manufacturing process or bulk loading unit.

Individual piece parts can be fixtured or contained in a basket carrier or set individually on a belt or conveyor.

4 Stage Aqueous Conveyor

Basket Rotation

W3 provides the widest array of material handling transport methods for parts, baskets, carriers, etc. Batch transfers are handled by MCMS systems while In-line conveyor and Surround tunnel systems can handle continuous product flow.


Four Stage Aqueous Transfer

Four Stage Aqueous Pick and Place

3 Head Coating Line

Minimal handling of parts can be accomplished with additional features to the above systems like return conveyors for baskets and parts. Even more minimal is use of SCMS systems which are single load/unload station systems with all process stages taking place within the machine. These are ideally suited for cellular manufacturing operations.

Our products contain features not always available on standardized product line offerings, such as:

  • Stainless steel wetted surfaces in 304, 316 or 316L
  • Stainless steel or powder coated color panels
  • Integral or separately housed power supplies, controls, filtration, etc.
  • Manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic parts handling options

Transfer Mechanism with
Return Conveyor


SCMS Aqueous-Automotive

W3 product philosophy is based in making the product fit the application rather than making the application fit the product.

All selections of equipment are first preceded with a thorough analysis of your specific application and production needs with one of our experienced W3 Ultrasonic application personnel.

Start the Process Development analysis yourself or Contact W3 directly.