Longer days and milder temperatures are slowly returning, and with them comes the planning of wet cleaning conservation projects. When working with items of historic importance and value, it’s crucial to have the best tools and equipment for the job which is why we are the brand of choice in custom cleaning and washing equipment for conservation.
We have worked with many conservators to develop specialist technology and robust equipment for particular jobs with some now forming part of our core range of products. As the designers and manufacturers of our tools and equipment, custom features are always available as are bespoke builds. Take a look below at just some of the equipment we have available…
Suction Cleaning & Washing Table
The Willard Suction Cleaning & Washing Table is our most popular piece of cleaning equipment. Designed for controllable medium pressure, induced flow washing and rinsing where larger quantities of water are required. Thanks to its versatility, it may also be used as a large sink unit for immersion and gravity flow washing. Custom features such as adjustable height are of course, available.
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Laboratory Sink with Drying Rack
NEW! Introducing a new variant to the Laboratory sink, which now includes a drying rack located below the sink. This new feature comprises of a perforated stainless steel shelf into which has been fitted adjustable vertical stainless steel supports’ this can be used for storage of washing trays and similar items. The drying rack can also be produced with shelves, or a combination of shelves and drying rack.
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Lab Sink with Integrated Cabinet
Catering to growing demand, this lab sink is flush mounted within a fully enclosed mobile (or fixed location) cabinet, with ample cupboard and storage facility. The sink can be produced in a variety of different bespoke sizes and can be mounted centrally or offset, as shown in the example pictured.
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Textile Washing Table
Our Textile Washing Tables are used typically as support and drainage platforms, with adjustable tilt, for washing and rinsing treatments on large format textiles such as wall hangings, banners, apparel etc. They may also be used for wallpaper and other large sheet materials.
Tables can be converted easily to washing tanks by mounting the detachable sides supplied with the unit. Either configuration, as washing table or washing tank, is exceedingly useful for containment and drainage when treating a number of smaller items in trays.
Textile Washing System
Willard Conservation were commissioned to design and build this very specialised piece of equipment providing an example of a bespoke project where a washing facility was required for cleaning very large wall coverings.
The large scale automated Textile Washing system measuring approximately 8m x 10m (25ft x 30ft) has a hydraulic system to enable lowering and lifting the perforated washing bed into the washing tank, whist an automatic spray boom with evenly spaced fine spray nozzles can travel the length of the tank and spray wash the object undergoing treatment.