Moth Record Cleaning Machines were designed on the back of
our experience as the importer of a well known range of product from the USA,
and many years exposure to other machines from around the world.
First problem that we had laboured under for many years was
cabinet construction – almost invariably chip-board, a sturdy material in the
right place, but not when exposed to fluids, as is inevitable when used in the
construction of RCMs. We spent many hours repairing cabinets from other
manufacturers that had ‘burst’, the chipboard had expanded, joints split,
vacuum pressure lost. We chose Steel! Chemically etched and treated with two
coats of textured black satin paint!
Next came the vacuuming system. To track across the record,
tracing the single groove is fair enough, but SO time consuming! 3-4 minutes a
side at least. We opted for a vacuum tube with a 4” slot to provide suction
across the whole playing surface, coupled to a strong 1KW vacuum motor for fast
efficient fluid removal.
We chose to vacuum from underneath the disc for a number of
Gravity – Self
Record Thickness –
When vacuuming from the top surface, the
thickness of the record has to be taken into account to achieve efficient
removal of the cleaning fluid. A high percentage of the vacuum pressure
available is consumed in pulling the vacuum tube down onto the record in such
machines. When vacuuming from the bottom, the datum point is fixed, the surface
being cleaned is always in the same place, regardless of the thickness of the
Cross Contamination –
Picture the scene when using a 12” platter: You Take a dirty record, put it on
the platter, clean the top surface to your satisfaction, pick it up, turn it
over and place the record down onto whatever debris has been left on the
platter mat by the dirty side – major problems of cross contamination.
We opted for a label sized platter, revolving at 5RPM, which
in conjunction with ‘Bottom Suction’ (for want of a better term), we feel gives
an efficient and convenient system.
Moth Record Cleaning Machines are available to suit all
International Electricity supply standards.
We have a full range of accessories and consumables from
A form of the Moth Record Cleaning machine is also available
in DIY Kit form. All mechanical parts are supplied with the exception of the
enclosure which can be constructed with basic tools from 5mm thick material of
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