Mechanical components in the aeronautics, automobile, railway or general industry have ever-increasing requirements for cleanliness.
We need to identify first your components type, pollution and the cleanliness requirements in order to define together the most suitable cleaning process.
From a few millimeters to several meters, your parts have many features that influence their cleaning :
Results of previous operations or uses, pollution to remove is multiple and very different from one component to another.
We classify each of them into two main groups:
Your cleanliness targets 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, adequate 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 of the cleaning, rinsing and drying in order to fulfil 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 effect and drying as well as the time of the overall process.
Due to the component’s features and the physico-chemical background there are also limits regarding the design of the adequate treatment.
The introduction of mechanical treatments greatly influence the cleaning results and also the necessary processing time.
Various technologies are available, each has advantages and weaknesses depending on the application.
To be able to propose you the smartest technology depending on your needs, MecanoLav and 4 other specialists of industrial parts cleaning join together to form the competence network called Surface Alliance.
Operate worldwide and complement each other, 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 also 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 America market.
In addition to the best suited cleaning process, the cleaning unit need to be fully in adequation with your production flow.
It must consider :
Position and available floor space.
One-piece flow or batches.
Manually or automatized / robotized.
Stand-alone or communication with other systems.
Simple and easy access to the maintenance areas.
Highly reliable solution with long-term, consistent results.