Electrolube Safewash range, available from HK Wentworth is an extremely effective family of aqueous cleaning products. These aquenous cleaning products are used by major manufacturers in a wide variety of cleaning machines. They provide superior cleaning performance, to military and commercial standards, at minimal financial and environmental cost. Safewash Total are low foam cleaners, suitable for use in dishwasher and in-line pressure systems, as well as Ultrasonic and spray under immersion applications.
At NMW 2010, Electrolube are launching an additional product to this well established range. Safewash Total is a specially formulated blend of non-flammable solvents which form a micro-emulsion when mixed with water. Designed for cleaning printed circuit boards, it is ideal for the removal of leaded, lead-free and no-clean flux residues. The cleaner is also suitable for the removal of pastes and adhesives from screens, stencils, boards and accessories as well as general degreasing applications.
Supplied as a concentrate, these cleaning products have an inbuilt corrosion inhibitor allowing for the safe cleaning of sensitive metals, including copper and aluminium. Safewash Total is also harmless to plastics in typical application temperatures and cycle times, although testing is always advised in the specific application prior to large scale use. Cleaning efficiency can be maintained, even after many uses, by regularly filtering the Safewash Total solution to remove contaminants. A variety of methods including refractive index, pH and electrical conductivity can be used to determine the contamination level of the solution. The most suitable method will depend on the type of residue being removed.
The benefits of Safewash Total include excellent cleaning performance, in a wide variety of applications, even at low temperatures. It has the versatility to allow cleaning using an array of different equipment and methods and being surfactant free, it is extremely easy to rinse. In addition it offers very low toxicity, VOC, odour and foam, making it environmentally and user friendly.