Indiana Patent of the Month – April 2024

PDQ Workholding LLC, a modern tool shop, has been granted a patent for their high pressure fluid tool. Their device for directing high-pressure fluid is revolutionizing how surfaces are treated, offering a versatile solution for cleaning, flushing, drying, and deburring. 

At its core is a spindle with a rigid body, housing a fluid passageway that ensures the efficient flow of pressurized fluid. Coupled to this spindle is a fluid distributor, featuring multiple spaced-apart fluid dispensers. These dispensers, strategically placed, efficiently dispense fluid outside the device, ensuring thorough surface treatment.

One key feature of PDQ’s invention is its adaptability. With flow adjusters associated with each fluid dispenser, users have precise control over fluid flow, allowing for customized treatment tailored to specific surfaces and applications.

This fluid distribution system isn’t just a standalone device—it’s part of a comprehensive solution. Integrated with a fluid source capable of outputting pressurized fluid, PDQ’s invention forms a fluid distribution system that delivers reliable performance across various industrial and manufacturing settings.

PDQ’s method of surface treatment is efficient and effective. By mounting the spindle to a fluid source and distributing pressurized fluid through the fluid distributor, users can achieve optimal results with minimal effort.

The advantages of PDQ’s invention are clear. Whether it’s cleaning, flushing, drying, or deburring surfaces, their device offers unmatched versatility and performance. With a rigid spindle design and individual flow adjusters, users have the flexibility and control needed to tackle diverse surface treatment challenges.

PDQ’s device for directing high-pressure fluid represents a significant advancement in fluid management technology. By providing a comprehensive solution for surface treatment, it’s poised to make a lasting impact across industries, driving efficiency, productivity, and quality in surface treatment processes.

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