Aircraft Wheel Cleaning System

Designed to clean up to 30 aircraft wheel hubs of any size in an 8-hour shift, is the proven choice of commercial airliners worldwide. The aircraft wheel cleaning system uses the latest aqueous cleaning technology to remove grease, rubber residues, dirt and brake dust from wheel hubs prior to inspection or overhaul. Consistent cleaning performance is achieved using aqueous-based solutions that fully comply with environmental regulations. A base model uses recirculating, hot alkaline solution that is sprayed on the wheel at high pressure to remove oil, grease and dirt. At the same time, the rotating brush removes accumulated rubber on the bead seat area. The wheels are then rinsed with non-recirculated fresh water, and the spent water is diverted to drain. To further improve the cleaning process, unique slurry blast stage can be added to effectively remove the carbon deposited on wheels fitted with carbon brakes. Other options such as automatic loading and unloading are available to tailor the system to your needs. By replacing tedious manual cleaning and handling with this cleaning system, your service department will: increase productivity, obtain uniform and repeatable high cleanliness quality, and reduce risk of injury.

Features & Benefits

  • High-pressure cleaning (150 psi+) removes bearing grease and brake contamination
  • Optional slurry blast stage for effective removal of carbon deposits
  • Rinse stage to remove detergent residue from the wheels, a fresh-water rinse is automatically actuated after the wash stage. For higher production rates, a fully recirculated high-flow water rinse is available
  • Rotating brush scrubs the bead seat area of the wheel to remove rubber deposits allowing for more reliable NDT inspection
  • Optional auto loader allows unattended machine operation. From a remote station, the operator can select the cleaning recipe for up to 20 wheel halves
  • PLC-controlled machine and processes. Up to 10 different cleaning recipes can be pre-stored in the PLC


  • Recirculated rinse
  • Recirculated slurry blast and rinse stage
  • Automatic load and unload system
  • Stainless-steel pump, spray manifolds, exhaust blower and brush core
  • Special parts basket
  • Marine door on tank
  • Power supply other than standard 460V

Standard Features

  • Stainless-steel 304 construction
  • Three(3) universal-type wheel hub fixtures
  • Vertical sliding cabinet hood with safety latch
  • Recirculated wash
  • Freshwater rinse
  • Plant air blow-off
  • Two chip baskets accessible by a hinged tank cover
  • Rotating polypropylene brush
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) with preprogrammed cleaning process
  • Stainless-steel disc-type oil skimmer
  • Exhaust blower
  • All moving parts are covered with safety guards
  • Automatic solution level control
  • Low solution level heating system protection
  • Electric solution heating
  • Fully insulated solution tank and hood
  • Low energy consumption design resulting in lower heating requirements
  • Vertical sealless pump
  • Maximum noise level of 80 dB(A)
  • Finish: two-component epoxy paint
  • Easy access to mechanical components

Aircraft Wheel Cleaning System