Mechanical components in the aeronautics, automotive, railway or general industry have ever-increasing requirements for cleanliness.
We need to identify first your components type, contamination and the cleanliness requirements in order to define together the most suitable cleaning process.
From a few inches to several feet, your parts have many features that affect the cleaning solution :
Results of previous process or use, contaminations to remove are multiple and very different from one component to another.
We classify each of them into two main groups:
Your targeted cleanliness could be very different depending on your activity, your processes and final use of the components.
We can identify 3 types of cleanliness requirements :
To control achievement, appropriate testing method and standards are used depending on the cleanliness level :
We defined a methodology allowing us to perform a complete analysis of :
For this, 4 basic parameters are to be considered and linked each other on the way to define the suitable cleaning technology.
Similar dissolves similar, that’s a basic cleaning rule.
Solvent media > dissolves organic contamination
Aqueous media > dissolves inorganic contamination
Special purifiers will be added to the aqueous media in order to support the resolution of organic contamination. Additionally, these additives can take over pickling, phosphating, conservation or other tasks.
This parameter includes the necessary overall processing time (cleaning, rinsing and drying time) in order to achieve the desired cleaning result.
If the total time exceeds the required processing cycle time, it will have a serious impact on the choice of the cleaning equipment.
The temperature influences both the quality of the cleaning and drying as well as the overall cycle time.
Due to the component’s features and the physicochemical background, there is also some limitation regarding the cleaning process.
The mechanical action can influence significantly the cleanliness results and total cycle time.
Various technologies are available, each of them have advantages and weaknesses depending on the application.
To be able to propose you the smartest technology depending on your needs, MecanoLav, HEMO, LPW, Washtech and NGCT join together to form a competence network called Surface Alliance Cleaning Corporation.
Operate worldwide, the alliance allows us to offer you the most complete range on the market, and therefore the optimum technical solution.
By constantly innovating, Surface Alliance Cleaning Corp. means an efficient sales network, high-performance and reactive service at an international level to guarantee your satisfaction.
German expert in solvent and hybrid cleaning systems.
German expert in Ultrasonic and CNp aqueous cleaning systems.
French expert in Spraying and One-piece flow aqueous cleaning systems.
Production of Surface Alliance cleaning machines for Indian market.
Production of Surface Alliance cleaning machines for North American market.
In addition to pick the best cleaning process for you need, the equipment also need to fit in your production line requirement.
It must consider :
Position and available floor space.
One-piece flow or batches.
Manually or automatic.
Stand-alone or communication with other systems.
Simple and easy access to maintenance areas.
Highly reliable solution with long-term, consistent results.