The company produces large quantities of components specifically for the automotive industry. The process in question involves the inner spaces of a variety of components on a cutting tool. Depending on the process, lubricants and additives are used, which then have to be removed from the workpiece again.
The broaching oil is cleaned from the component immediately after the inner space has been cleaned. To do so, workpieces are cleaned at 65-70°C. A strongly alkaline cleaning agent is used for this.
The cleaning result is described as satisfactory.
Caramba assessed the general conditions and carried out various test washes on the system.
In the test series, a variety of surfactant solutions were run at different bath temperatures on the system. The aim was to carry out the washes at lower temperatures in a less alkaline environment and to achieve at least equivalent results. The best result was achieved with I-Line AD-10, a slightly alkaline cleaning agent that does not require special labelling.
Due to the good cleaning results already achieved at lower temperatures, Caramba recommended adjusting the wash solvent in future with I-Line AD-10 at a concentration of 3.5% at 50°C.
The I-Line AD-10 is a cleaning agent that is exempt from the labelling requirements of the Hazardous Substances Regulation. Simplified handling eliminates labour-intensive storage and disposal procedures.
Thanks to the high efficiency of the cleaning agent, system temperatures can also be reduced, which leads to noticeably lower energy costs during use. Due to the shortened warm-up phase of the system, the lead time is reduced when starting up the system.
» Lower energy costs due to lower temperatures
» Time savings due to a shortened warm-up phase
» Reduced workload and costs through simplified occupational safety regulations
Ein rundes Ergebnis im Sinnerschen Kreis.
The Caramba effect moved the balance of power in Sinner’s circle. The improved wash result with the same wash mechanism and time, despite a lower temperature, demonstrates the high efficiency of the cleaning chemistry.
Optimal selection of the chemistry components resulted in successful integration into the wash process and a cost-effective solution for the customer.