Use

Liquid cleaning compounds for both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

 

Environmental

Phosphate-Free BIODEGRADABLE versatile series of cleaners, burnishing and rust inhibiting compounds designed to be used in vibratory, spindle, parts washing and barrel finishing equipment. These high yield com- pounds meet all applicable EPA codes. Whether used in barrel, spindle or vibratory finishing equipment they provide better finishes in less time than competitive products.

 

Economical

As the recognized leader in finishing equipment, supplies and service, ALMCO knows your finishing needs. Through our laboratory studies we are able to determine the most cost effective solutions to fit your finishing requirements.

 

ALMCO’s Commitment

  • Provide the largest most reliable line of industrial deburring and finishing machines.
  • Provide efficient material handling systems to fit your process.
  • Provide the most comprehensive selection of compounds and media for virtually any job.
  • Provide “respect for the environment” formulations. • Provide trained professional technical service in a timely fashion.

Experience

— Over half a century ALMCO sales engineers are experts on vibratory equipment, spindle machines, barrel equipment, material handling systems, parts washers, custom design systems, media, compounds, and most important, the correct processing for individual product applications.

 

Help

  • Have a deburring, finishing or parts cleaning problem? Give your ALMCO representative the challenge – you’ll be glad you did.
  • Take full advantage of free sample processing in our well equipped laboratories. ALMCO provides fast answers for processing your sample parts.

 

A word about process finishing compounds...

ALMCO cleaners and burnishing compounds are specifically formulated proprietary chemical blends of alkaline salts, wetting agents, chelating agents and rust inhibitors designed to remove contaminants or material in the most economical fashion.


The compounds are designed to keep both parts and media clean. They are also used to enhance the action of the media either by increasing the abrasive action for maximum rate of cut down or to assist in developing color and luster on component parts.


The ideal finishing process is not guess work. ALMCO’s years of experience will provide the most efficient process in cost of chemicals used and time required to finish per requirement.

  ALKALINE
CLEANERS
BURNISHING
COMPOUNDS
PRODUCT NUMBER 150X 154X 2210 2220 2230 2240S 2250 2260D 4230 101A 2310 2320 2330 2350 4320
Etches aluminum chemically M S   M S       M
Etches zinc chemically
S S SL S S   SL   S
Removes rust and stain   X              
Heavy dripping oil & lubes on steel
X X     X       X
Heavy dripping
oil & lubes on aluminum
            X     X X X X X
Light oil or processing
soil on steel
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Light oil or processing soil on aluminum     X     X X X X X X X X X X
Good neutralizer for acid on steel X X X X X       X X
Good neutralizer for acid
on aluminum
    X     X X X  
Good burnisher with steel media                  
Rust inhibitor of steel when not rinsed X X X X X X X X   X X X X X X
Low foam products that can be used in spray washers X   X X     X    
FOAM (low,
Mod, High)
L M L L M L L L M H H H H H H
pH VALUES
Concentration 0.5%
11.8 12.6 10.6 11.5 12.5 7.8 9.9 8.4 12.0 8.0 8.8 9.0 8.4 8.5 8.5
Concentration 2.0%
12.8 13.3 12.0 12.7 13.3 8.1 11.3 9.3 12.5 9.0 9.1 9.3 9.1 9.1 9.0
X=Yes  -   N=None   -  Sl=Slight  -  S=Severe  -  L=Low   -  M=Moderate   -  H=High




  RUST
INHIBITORS
ACID
CLEANERS
DE
FOAMERS
PRODUCT
NUMBER
503R1 506R 506RD 2420 15L 2510 H1O 308
Etches aluminum chemically        
Etches zinc chemically
        S
Removes rust and stain         X X
Heavy dripping oil & lubes on steel        
Heavy dripping oil & lubes on aluminum
        X
Light oil or processing soil on steel
        X
Light oil or processing soil on
aluminum
        X X
Good neutralizer for acid on steel        
Good neutralizer for acid on
aluminum
       
Good burnisher with steel media         X
Rust inhibitor of steel when not
rinsed
X X X X
Low foam products that can be
used in spray washers
X X   X
FOAM (Low, Mod, High) L N N L M M N/A N/A
pH VALUES
Concentration 0.5%
8.6 7.3 7.7 8.0 3.7 5.3 7.0 7.0
Concentration 2.0%
8.9 7.4 7.8 8.4 2.0 4.4 7.0 7.0
X=Yes  -   N=None   -  Sl=Slight  -  S=Severe  -  L=Low   -  M=Moderate   -  H=High
# DESCRIPTION
ALMCO ALKALINE CLEANERS
150X Concentrated low temp. cleaner for ferrous metals. Imparts high color and brightness to ferrous metals. For use in vibratory and spindle equipment but works well in spray washers and agitating tanks. Rust inhibiting if not rinsed. Low foaming.
154X Heavy duty, caustic cleaner – descaler for ferrous metals. For use in barrel, vibratory, and spindle finish equipment. Rust inhibiting if not rinsed. For metals that cannot tolerate hydrogen embrittlement. Low foaming.
2210 Concentrated, moderately alkaline cleaner for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. For use in barrel, spindle and vibratory equipment and parts washers.
2220 Strongly alkaline cleaner for ferrous metals. Leaves no film or residue. For use in barrel, spindle and vibiratory equipment and parts washers.
2230 Super concentrated alkaline cleaner for ferrous metals. For use with proportioning feeders, vibratory, spindle or barrel finishing equipment.
2240S Alkaline cleaner, rust inhibitor, all metals. Excellent with plastic media.
2250 Super concentrated alkaline cleaner, low temp., for cleaning and deburring of aluminum die casting. Excellent for parts washers.
2260D Alkaline cleaner, multi-purpose mass finishing compound cleans and colors in one operation. Works with all media in vibratory or barrel finishing equipment. Highly recommended for use with plastic medias.
4230 Alkaline cleaner/acid neutralizer for cleaning and degreasing ferrous metals in vibratory and barrel finishing equipment. Works well for rinsing, neutralizing acid operation and soils.
ALMCO BURNISHING COMPOUNDS
101A General purpose cleaning and burnishing, degreasing compound for all metals. Replaces alkaline cleaners.
2310 Highly concentrated burnishing compound for all metals. For use in barrel, spindle and vibratory finishing equipment.
2320 Super concentrated burnishing compound for all metals in vibratory equipment.
2330 Mildly alkaline general purpose burnishing compound for barrel, spindle and vibratory equipment. Produces high color & luster.
2350 Excellent cleaning and burnishing compound for all metals. Maintains effectiveness for longer cycle times.
4320 Burnishing compound for all metals in vibratory finishing equipment.
RUST INHIBITORS
503R-1 General purpose rust inhibitor. Clear, leaves a dry film which need not be removed for plating or painting. Clear blue color
506R Highly concentrated rust inhibitor for use in surface grinding, barrel and vibratory deburring or rinse waters. Clear green color.
506RD Cleaner and rust inhibitor which can be used in various processes or finishing in barrel and vibratory equipment. Clear green color.
2420 Mildly alkaline liquid concentrate rust inhibitor for cast iron and polished parts. Provides temporary rust inhibition. Clear amber color.
ALMCO ACID CLEANERS
15L Super concentrated multi-purpose organic acid cleaner, deburrs, descales,
destains, derusts and polishes in one step for all metals. Use only in lined
equipment.
2510 Mildly acidic liquid burnishing compound for maximum color on copper, brass
and non-ferrous metals in barrel or vibratory equipment.
DEFOAMERS
H10 Anti-foam emulsion can be used in a variety of industrial applications –
distillation, boiling systems, paper & printing, textiles, chemical scrubbing.
Controls foam in hot and cold aqueous systems. Contains 10% silicones.
308 Same as H10 - without silicones.