Rotary Parts Washer & Parts Degreaser

Parts Washers

Auto & Industrial Equipment’s range of Rotary Parts Washers & Degreasers utilize a hot water/detergent solution to wash and degrease parts quickly, efficiently, cost effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Often referred to as ‘hot-wash’, ‘spray-wash’, ‘jet-wash’, ‘parts cleaner’,  'automatic parts washer', etc they are used to remove grease, oil and dirt from aluminium, steel, brass, cast iron, plastics… hence their application in a range of industries from engine & gearbox rebuilders, motor workshops, hydraulic, extruding, mining, construction and manufacturing industries.

Our range of Australian made Rotary Parts Washers & Degreasers are constructed in stainless steel, have a stainless steel pump and are insulated to maintain heat, making them long-lasting and efficient to operate.




How does it operate?

Auto & Industrial Equipment’s Rotary Parts Washers & Degreasers utilize an enclosed rotating basket which is directionally jet-sprayed with a hot water/detergent solution.

The water/detergent solution can be re-used many times, economising water & detergent.

The water/detergent solution is heated by 3 immersed elements which are thermostatically controlled by a three-phase power box, with 24v controls for operator safety. The use of insulation assists in maintaining operation temperatures up to 80°C.

A wash-cycle timer can be used to set washing duration, shutting down the jet-spraying system but maintaining temperature once the pre-set time has elapsed.

The latent heat in the washed parts assists in ‘flash drying’, and there is no risk of rusting, as our recommended detergent contains a mild rust inhibitor.

The basket can be rotated using one of two methods:

  • Water-jet Pressure (water driven) spin-rate is adjustable, see link below.
  • Gear Drive (gear driven) 6rpm

Units where the basket is driven by Water-jet Pressure have a ‘free-spinning’ basket. High-pressure water-jets are directed onto an array of fins on the base of the basket which result in the basket rotating. The ‘spin-rate’ of the basket can be increased / decreased as required. The example in the video’s below utilises 40kg of weight. Heavier wash-loads will require more power to spin the basket, whilst light wash-loads will require less power to spin the basket (see links)…. 

slow-spinning basket – click for Slow setting 40kg

fast-spinning basket –  click for Fast Setting 40kg

Parts are washed by spray-bars located above, below and to the side of the basket. 

Units which are Gear Driven have the basket attached to a spindle which is rotated by a motor. Gear Driven units have high torque, low speed rotation (6rpm). These units come with X-Configuration spray-bars, located above & below the basket with upright spray-bars located on opposite sides of the basket, concentrating the cleaning action. Basket support frames in these models increase wash load capacity to 750Kg.


  • Stainless Steel Pump
  • Stainless Steel Tank
  • Stainless Steel Lid
  • Stainless Steel Chassis
  • Stainless Steel Rotary Basket
  • Stainless Steel Spray Bars
  • Stainless Steel Tri-clover clamps attach spray-bars with Teflon seals at the join
  • Stainless Steel Lid Safety Catch
  • Stainless Steel Manual Filler Pipe
  • Stainless Steel Filter Basket
  • Stainless Steel Pump Inlet Filter
  • Stainless Steel Low Water Level Float Switch
  • stainless steel construction
  • water-pressure OR gear driven
  • Insulated Cabinet
  • Fork Lift Compatible
  • Fork Lift Front Bump Stop Bar
  • Lid Clamp
  • Lid Seal
  • Lid Vent
  • Spray Bar Cleaning Valves
  • Tank Floor Tilted To Drain Valve
  • Powder Coated Exterior
  • 24 Volt Power Control Box
  • Proximity Safety Switch on Lid
  • Heat On Light
  • Water Level Light
  • Power On Light
  • Cycle Timer

Recycles water and saves power!
Proudly Manufactured in Australia



Standard Models (Water-jet Pressure Driven Basket) 


Stainless Steel 
Stainless Steel  

Spray-bar Array                          – Spray-bar above & below basket
(standard)                                       (full diameter of basket)
                                                          – One vertical spray-bar

Basket Diameter   900mm 1220mm
Working Height   500mm 650mm
Height   1190mm 1320mm
Height (Lid Open)   1890mm 2230mm
Width   1250mm 1590mm
Depth   1190mm 1460mm
Depth (Lid Open)   1530mm 1900mm
Weight capacity   400kg 500kg
Water Supply   Manual Filler Fitted Manual Filler Fitted
Pump Motor   1.85kW Stainless Steel 4.00kW Stainless Steel
Heating Elements   9.0kW (3 × 3kW) 10.5kW (3 × 3.5kW)
Heat Range   0-80°C 0-80°C
Voltage   415V 3Ph 415V 3Ph
Control Box   24V 24V
Connection   20AMP, 4pin plug 32AMP, 4pin plug
Tank Capacity   165L 275L
Cycle Timer   0-30min 0-30min
Insulation   Standard Standard
Low Level Float Switch   Standard Standard

Heavy Duty Models (Gear Driven Basket, 6rpm) 

Model 1220HD 1500HD

Spray Bar Array: X – Configuration above & below basket diameter                                  

                                  – 2 x vertical spray-bars    (see gallery for pictures)

Basket Diameter 1220mm 1500mm
Working Height 650mm 750mm
Height 1320mm 1420mm
Height (Lid Open) 2230mm 2350mm
Width 1590mm 1950mm
Depth 1460mm 1780mm
Depth (Lid Open) 1900mm 2200mm
Weight Capacity 750kg 750kg
Water Supply Manual Filler Fitted Manual Filler Fitted
Pump Motor 5.5kW 5.5kW 
Heating Elements 10.5kW (3 x 3.5kW) 10.5kW (3 × 4.0kW)
Heat Range 0-80°C 0-80°C
Voltage 415V 3Ph 415V 3Ph
Control Box 24V 24V
Connection 32AMP, 4pin Plug 32AMP, 4 Pin plug
Tank Capacity 275L 380L
Cycle Timer 0-30min 0-30min
Insulation Standard Standard
Low Level Float Switch Standard Standard

Options Available:
Non-standard working height;  Part specific basket;  Magnetic Lock for lid


Materials Cleaned

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Cast Iron
  • Brass
  • Plastics


  • Engine Reconditioning
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Brake Repairs
  • Truck and Bus Repairs
  • General Automotive Repairs and Servicing

Fuel Injection

  • Pumps
  • Injectors
  • Governors
  • Component Parts


  • Motors
  • Altenators
  • Starter Motors
  • Armatures


  • During and following machining operations


  • Axle Boxes
  • Bearings
  • Motors


  • Tool holders for CNC machine tools


  • Machine Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance


  • Engines
  • Gearbox
  • Steering Parts
  • Winch Parts
Address: Unit 2/33 Macaulay Street Williamstown North VIC 3016