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Cleaning solutions for industrial container management

Customer LKY Wartungs- und Industrie-Service GmbH
Sector Container management
Industry Industrial services
Website www.lky-behaeltermanagement.de

Issue

Everything must run smoothly in industrial production. Especially when a wide variety of components are provided at different times for the production process. Reusable containers facilitate the storage and transport of all conceivable types of components. Large numbers of them are used in production as universal transport containers. They are cleaned, stored and made available again for the process in a recycling system. As a rule, this task is carried out by highly specialised service companies.

Challenge

Cleanliness is considered to be an important quality criterion in production. And it starts with optimally prepared plastic transport containers. The highly chemically resistant but mechanically sensitive material is very difficult to wet with surfactant solutions during the cleaning process. This does not only result in an increased cleaning effort. The final drying of the containers proves to be especially difficult. This is because stubborn water pockets that do not really run off form on the highly hydrophobic plastic surfaces and these are difficult to dry.

  • Analysis
    Analysis

    LKY Wartungs- und Industrie-Service GmbH, a renowned service partner for industrial companies, repeatedly had problems with water drops adhering to containers after the drying phase.

    The thirty-meter long Everest Tunclean car wash was evaluated at the Regensburg site together with the partner company ITR Anlagenbau from Pettendorf, a specialist in process optimisation. In particular, the interaction between the chemical and mechanical components was analysed.

  • Best advice
    Best advice

    ITR Anlagenbau first cleaned the system thoroughly so that reproducible results could be achieved in the cleaning tests carried out. A variety of surfactant combinations and drying agents were used in the continuous washing system in several series of tests and their run-off behaviour was compared.

    The especially low-foaming surfactant combination of Caramba I-Line AD-10 increased the mechanical cleaning components and achieved the best result in the spray procedure due to optimal wetting of the parts. The Caramba I-Line XN 35 plastic dryer then shone with the best run-off performance after rinsing.

  • Caramba effect
    Caramba effect

    Switching to Caramba products significantly increased the performance of the component cleaning system. On the one hand, it was possible to reduce the foaming that hinders the wash process and to extend the service life of the cleaning bath thanks to the highly effective demulsifiers in Caramba I-Line AD-10.

    On the other hand, Caramba I-Line XN-35 XN plastic dryer delivered a fantastic drying result. Combined together they provided a cleaning result that does not need improvement in terms of cleanliness or drying.

 Analysis


LKY Wartungs- und Industrie-Service GmbH, a renowned service partner for industrial companies, repeatedly had problems with water drops adhering to containers after the drying phase.

The thirty-meter long Everest Tunclean car wash was evaluated at the Regensburg site together with the partner company ITR Anlagenbau from Pettendorf, a specialist in process optimisation. In particular, the interaction between the chemical and mechanical components was analysed.


Best advice


ITR Anlagenbau first cleaned the system thoroughly so that reproducible results could be achieved in the cleaning tests carried out. A variety of surfactant combinations and drying agents were used in the continuous washing system in several series of tests and their run-off behaviour was compared.

The especially low-foaming surfactant combination of Caramba I-Line AD-10 increased the mechanical cleaning components and achieved the best result in the spray procedure due to optimal wetting of the parts. The Caramba I-Line XN 35 plastic dryer then shone with the best run-off performance after rinsing.


Caramba effect


Switching to Caramba products significantly increased the performance of the component cleaning system. On the one hand, it was possible to reduce the foaming that hinders the wash process and to extend the service life of the cleaning bath thanks to the highly effective demulsifiers in Caramba I-Line AD-10.

On the other hand, Caramba I-Line XN-35 XN plastic dryer delivered a fantastic drying result. Combined together they provided a cleaning result that does not need improvement in terms of cleanliness or drying.

Products used

I-Line AD-10

I-Line AD-10

Mildly alkaline cleaning agent for efficient removal of drawing and punching oils, grease and stubborn particulate contamination.

  • Does not require special labelling
  • Especially low foaming
  • Demulsifying action
  • Contains temporary corrosion inhibitors
  • pH value at 1% concentration (±0.5): 9.0

Area of application
The cleaning agent I-Line AD-10 is for efficient and gentle removal of drawing and punching oils, grease and heavy particulate contamination. Its particularly low-foaming combination of surfactants ensures problem-free use in spray procedures. The slightly alkaline industrial cleaning agent includes special demulsifiers to prolong the service life of cleaning baths. The temporary corrosion protection included protects parts that are particularly sensitive to corrosion.

xn35_s

I-Line XN-35
plastic dryer

Product specifically for fast, energy-efficient drying of Euro containers etc.

  • Contains detergent substances
  • Guarantees excellent, uniform wetting of hydrophobic surfaces during use
  • Allows water to run off drip-free and steak-free
  • Accelerates the drying process
  • Suitable for spray cleaning
  • pH value at 1% concentration (±0.5): 5.9

Area of application
The I-Line XN-35 plastic dryer can be used in all household and commercial dishwashers. The product is ideally suited for drying plastic surfaces or surfaces that are generally difficult to wet. Even dishes used in large kitchens etc., for food preparation, come out gleaming. The specialised product is also suitable for drying plastics and similar surfaces in many other types of wash processes, e.g. washing crates in the freight forwarding industry.

Customer feedback

Betim Idrizi

LKY Wartungs- und Industrie-Service GmbH
Assistant Site Manager

„No foam and significantly improved drying of the crates – the high quality of Caramba products was striking already during the first test series.“

Responsible person at Caramba

Thomas Kittel

Key Account Manager Wash


Thomas.Kittel@caramba.de

„Once again, the Caramba I line has demonstrated its class and mastered the requirements in crate washing with flying colours. Clean and dry crates with lower consumption of cleaning agents.“

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