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The BenchtopPRO is a bioremediating parts washer that was designed for the home shop and garage, allowing you to clean bike, vehicle and miscellaneous parts. Bioremediation is a waste management technology that involves the use of microorganisms to remove or neutralize contaminates, which in this case is the removal of dirt, grease and oils from bike parts. Most local bike stores use the same sort of system on a much grander size and price, while the BenchtopPRO shrinks everything down to a small self-contained benchtop design, that is portable and easy to use. The system uses non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-flammable degreaser with a microbial additive instead of the typical hazardous and flammable solvents for cleaning.
The BenchtopPRO kit consists of the roto molded benchtop unit, a pump with an attached hose and brush, a gallon of the BT5 degreasing solution and four MicroPro microbial packets. The BT5 degreasing solution is a pH neutral mixture of emulsifiers and surfactants containing no solvents. With the BenchtopPRO on its back, you open the latch and flip the lid out (the drying/drain rack), and fold down its metal support leg. The inner chamber of the unit contains the pump, hose, brush, washing tub and drain, and the hidden solution reservoir compartment.
The power supply and cord for the 125 gph pump are located under the pumps cover. The wall adapter connects to a normal 120 VAC socket and converts the power down to 12 VAC for the pump’s operation, and the switch is in-line on the cord. The pump has a 2′ long hose with a self-cleaning brush that has an on-off button.
Getting the system ready for cleaning is pretty simple: add 1 gallon of the BT5 degreasing solution, 2 gallons of water and finally 1 pack of the MicroPro. To begin operation of the unit, pull the power cord and supply from the pump box, and plug it into a power source. Turn on the in-line switch and push the button on the brush, and squirt the solution on the dirty parts while using the brush to scrub off the contaminants, giving some time for the degreaser and microbes to do their work. After you have cleaned off the part and washed it off, place it on the draining and drying rack, and turn the pump off. Once everything has dried, place the power cord and supply back into the pump box, flip the support leg back up, close the lid and latch it shut. The unit can be stored on horizontally or vertically until it’s needed for another round of parts cleaning.
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