The waste management industry is constantly seeking new, innovative, and effective solutions to manage the ever-increasing waste production, while keeping staff safe and reducing the environmental impact. The CRC SmartWasher is one of those innovative solutions, according to Steve Keown, Motion’s National Product Manager of Lubricants & Lubrication Equipment. In an interview, he explained how this bio-remediating parts washer system can revolutionise the waste management industry.  

The CRC SmartWasher is a water-based system using microbes in the filter membrane to clean parts. According to Steve, “the microbes eat through grease and oil, eliminating the need for monthly solvent changes.” The system also filters and regenerates itself through bioremediation, reducing waste costs. As Steve discusses, the various benefits of reducing waste and being more mindful of the environment ensure the SmartWasher is leading the way in this type of technology, not only locally in Australia but globally as well. 

“The CRC SmartWasher really focuses on waste reduction,” says Steve. “It eliminates the need for using flammable solvents which emit harmful vapours, dangerous for staff and the workplace.” Steve highlights that solvents can be inhaled, leading to health issues for the staff – especially if there’s an ignition point. “Whether that be a spark from a grinder or from some other source, you’re going to find that you can’t easily extinguish a solvent fire you may lose the building.” Therefore, this solution gives the user added peace of mind by making safety paramount.  

One of the benefits of the CRC SmartWasher which sets it out from many competitors is its mobility. Steve explains that it’s challenging to move large equipment like compressors, generators, production lines, or conveyors to clean parts. However, the SmartWasher has wheels, so it can be taken to the equipment. “You can put it right next to your workplace,” says Steve. “You can’t move a large compressor or large generator. You can’t move your conveyer line to your maintenance store. So, you’ve got to go backwards and forwards or somehow try to degrease and clean those parts you’re maintaining or changing out in place.”   

Steve continues, “and then everything that comes off, if you’re doing it in one place, you’ve got to try and collect that solvent, that grease, that oil, that run off. And you’ve got to clean that up. With this solution, you’ve got the joy of having a mobile unit.”  

Motion has a national network and operate in every state and territory in Australia. Steve highlights “we’ve got hundreds of staff that are trained on this particular CRC SmartWasher system, working extremely closely with CRC so customers can be assured that if they’re talking to us, they’re getting the best information.” He continues “we’re one of the leading streams to market for CRC products in the Australian marketplace, and the knowledge of our staff and the back-up of CRC is second to none.” Steve advises any potential customers to contact Motion today to learn more.    

CRC SmartWasher Highlights 

  • Eliminates need for monthly solvent changes
  • Portable and can be taken to equipment
  • Eliminates use of flammable solvents which emit harmful vapours
  • Reduces waste costs
  • Leading the way in waste reduction and environmental mindfulness