Purpose-Designed, Water-Based Cleaning Systems

March 5, 2018
Ecoclean range of standard finished-part cleaning systems and customer-specific designs.

ECOCLEAN INC., the North American unit of Ecoclean GmbH, offers machine options for aqueous media part cleaning, from coarse through intermediate to fine and ultrafine cleaning. For various industrial applications, from automotive manufacturing and its Tier suppliers, medical equipment production, and mutliple other manufacturing sectors  – water-based cleaning with alkaline, neutral and acidic media is a widely applied technology for cleaning coolant and lubricant emulsions, polishing pastes, particles, abrasive materials, salts, or fingerprints from finished parts.

Ecoclean offers a range of standard cleaning systems and customer-specific designs. An optimal adaptation to the tasks and demands of distinct industries is key to superior cleaning quality, higher process reliability and plant availability, in addition to saving costs and resources.

EcoCflex 3 – Short cycle times and high flexibility have made robot cells indispensable for preliminary, intermediate and final cleaning of engine and transmission parts, such as cylinder heads and crankcases. The EcoCflex 3M/3L sets new standards for such cleaning systems, first because of its SCARA manipulator developed specifically for use in cleaning equipment, replacing the conventional adapted six-axis articulated arm robot. Thanks to its rugged design consisting of high-strength aluminium and high-grade steel, augmented by an IP 69 protection class rating, the unit resists high-pressure water jets and is submersible.

The Ecoclean control system is matched to the application, too. The assembly can be operated conveniently via the CNC controller of the cleaning machine. The need for a separate PLC controlling the robot, which used to be a standard configuration, has thus been eliminated.

The EcoCflex 3 helps users to realize high- and low-pressure processes as well as injection flood washing in one cleaning station.

EcoCwave sealed chamber — EcoCwave is designed with a vacuum-tight work chamber for immersion and spray processes ranging from coarse through intermediate to ultra-fine cleaning. It is equipped with two or three tanks as standard, depending on the application. The tanks are mounted upright and are flow-optimized to prevent formation of chip or dirt pockets. In addition, each tank has its own separate cleaning fluid circuit with full-flow and bypass filtration. Thanks to an optimized rollover unit in the work chamber, the fluids and mechanical cleaning devices (e.g., ultrasonic units and spray nozzles) can reach the product effectively from all sides. This helps to improve cleaning quality but also tangibly increases the fluid lifetime, thereby reducing cleaning costs.

EcoCcube chamber system —  The various tasks related to degreasing, intermediate, and fine-cleaning of parts across a broad range of general industry applications are covered by Ecoclean with a range of different water-based cleaning systems. The EcoCcube, an entry-level model, is suitable for a variety of functions. With installation dimensions of only 2,100 x 1,630 x 1,855 mm (L x W X H) in addition to low weight, this compact unit can be integrated into a manufacturing line easily and in minimum time. The perfectly adapted size of its two standard flood tanks mean that it reaches its operating temperature quickly and energy-efficiently.

EcoCmax systems can be easily adapted to the contamination type and specified cleanliness level by adjusting the cleaning program. A single-chamber system for three-stage cleaning processes plus drying, it features full-flow filtration in the work chamber filling and draining circuit as well as continuous bypass filtration on all flood tanks for reconditioning the rinsing baths via an integrated evaporator with heat recovery.
Learn more at www.ecoclean-group.net