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Clean solutions for the consistent and effective cleaning of parts and surfaces

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article image Many exhibitors at parts2clean are unveiling innovations and next-generation solutions to an international audience for the very first time

The 14th International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning, parts2clean 2016 will open on 31st May at the Stuttgart exhibition centre in Germany. Over 200 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in the exhibition with this year’s edition offering an innovative range of products for consistent and effective cleaning of parts and surfaces, according to Olaf Daebler, Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe.

To run from 31st May to 2nd June, parts2clean 2016 will feature firms presenting products and services for every link in the industrial parts and surface cleaning chain.

According to Olaf Daebler, every cleaning task poses its own challenges, be it pre-cleaning, intermediate cleaning, final cleaning or the cleaning of functional surfaces. When products need to be cleaned prior to further processing or to ensure their proper functioning, consistent quality standards and low cost are key requirements. Many factors play a role here, including the right choice of cleaning agents, plant and process engineering, media preparation and cleaning tanks, the discharge environment, corrosion protection and packaging.

Many exhibitors at parts2clean are unveiling innovations and next-generation solutions to an international audience for the very first time, reports Daebler. One such solution is a new, modular cleaning plant that can handle a whole series of processes including pre-cleaning by immersion or ultrasound, robot-controlled contour-sensitive rinsing, deburring of components, rinsing of components with dry steam, and photo-optical parts inspection with secondary CO2 cleaning.

For solvent-based cleaning with non-halogenated hydrocarbons and modified alcohols, visitors can see a new and particularly compact plant incorporating innovative technologies. Another product making its debut at the show allows the use of multi-frequency ultrasound for chamber cleaning systems under vacuum. Vacuum-tight submersible transducers with switchable ultrasound frequencies of 25 kHz and 50 kHz increase the flexibility of these systems and extend the range of possible applications.

The exhibition will also feature new developments in immersion tank monitoring and maintenance, including a mobile measuring system for monitoring media and analysing liquids. Among the innovations on show for detecting surface film contaminants is an automated system employing an inline fluorescence sensor that can be positioned quickly and precisely with the aid of a triaxial motorised unit.

A new digital Raman laser microscope has also been specially developed for manual identification of organic and mineral residual dirt particles and liquids. Visitors to the show can expect to see a variety of new developments and technical refinements in cleaning baths, media, corrosion protection and packaging, and components.

One of the highlights of this year’s parts2clean exhibition is the bilingual Industry Forum (German and English), which offers a wealth of know-how for optimising processes in various areas of industrial parts and surface cleaning. A special ‘Innovations Forum for Parts Cleaning’ event at the Forum will provide a platform for exhibitors to present new developments for various stages of the industrial parts cleaning process in the form of short talks. Admission to the Industry Forum is free of charge for all visitors to parts2clean. In addition, the program of Guided Tours is ideal for visitors interested in finding exhibitors offering solutions for very specific cleaning challenges or standards.

The parts2clean show will be held from 31st May to 2nd June 2016 at the Stuttgart exhibition centre and is co-located with O&S (the International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments and Coatings), LASYS (the International Trade Fair for Laser Materials Processing) and AUTOMOTIVE Expo (an amalgamation of five trade shows covering various aspects of the automotive industry).

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