Ecoclean at MACH and solving every part cleaning task

Parts cleaning has become a quality critical manufacturing step in all industry sectors. Thus, companies have to take great effort to reproducibly meet even more demanding particulate and film-type cleanliness specifications. Ecoclean is responding with several new developments.

At MACH in Birmingham, one of the products the company (Hall 6, Booth 549) will be showcasing is the advanced multi-talented EcoCwave designed for challenging aqueous cleaning tasks.

Increasing demands on parts cleanliness, new manufacturing technologies, modified processes and/or materials, smaller lot sizes right down to lot size one, changes in regulations, digital transformation and stricterenergy efficiency and climate protection targets. All these have an effect on parts cleaning.

Ecoclean and UCM - the division of the SBS Ecoclean Group specialising in high precision cleaning - are experts when it comes to parts cleaning and surface treatment. Their answer to these changes is to offer optimally adapted solutions and innovative developments which complement their extensive range of standard and special solutions for batch and single parts cleaning. Deburring and cleaning in a single step, the effective removal of film-type chemical contamination, the selective, in- line treatment of functional surfaces or solutions for cleaning additively manufactured parts are just a few examples.

With customised processes and cleaning equipment tailored to the task at hand, Ecoclean is also meeting demands from specific branches of industry, such as electromobility, medical engineering, maintenance and reconditioning.

At this year's MACH in Birmingham, among other things the company will be showcasing the future-oriented EcoCwave for water-based cleaning. Designed for immersion and spraying processes, the system has a vacuum-tight work chamber and is capable of anything from preliminary and intermediate cleaning right up to precision cleaning.

To achieve this, the all-rounder comes with two or three tanks as standard, which are arranged vertically and designed for optimized flow conditions. This prevents chips and dirt from accumulating. Each tank has a separate wash solution circuit with full- flow and bypass filtration.

The design of the roll-over unit integrated in the work chamber also ensures that all sides of the part to be cleaned are fully exposed to the wash solution, for example during ultrasonic or spray cleaning. This results not only in a better cleaning performance but also in extended bath lives and, therefore, reduced costs.

Apart from presenting new products, the staff at the booth will be informing visitors about forward-looking service solutions. These include an iOS and Android compatible Service app for maintenance and repair requirements, tailored service and maintenance concepts, developments regarding the digitization of cleaning processes, options for modernising and adapting systems, as well as training programs for customer employees.