Patent Number: 6,308,719

Title: Pre-clean deluge system

Abstract: A pre-clean deluge system for cleaning automobile white bodies including a cleaning solution filtration and distribution system. The filtration system includes a series of filters specially adapted to remove metal particles from the cleaning solution. The distribution system includes deluge cannons that are position so as to deliver cleaning solution to the interior of the white body in a location during the white body travel so that the particles flushed therefrom are introduced into a small tank prior to a main tank in which the white body is subsequently immersed. The distribution system also provides regulated flow of cleaning solution to the deluge cannons, as well as a bypass to facilitate cycling of cleaning solution for end-of-shift filtration purposes.

Inventors: McTighe; John (Dublin, OH), Heath; Derek (Marysville, OH), McKinley; Jeff (Huntsville, OH), Guthrie; Shawn (Springfield, OH), Hunt; Gene (Bellefontaine, OH)

Assignee: Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.

International Classification: B08B 3/00 (20060101); C02F 9/00 (20060101); C23G 3/00 (20060101); C02F 1/48 (20060101); C02F 1/38 (20060101); B08B 003/02 (); B08B 009/00 (); C23G 001/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018