The components have been manually pre-cleaned in the company up to now followed by a final mechanical cleaning step. Converting to a fully automated process did not provide a satisfactory result. The wash process was then analysed in the Caramba Technical Department. Two factors impacted the cleaning result. Firstly, the standard cleaning agent used on the system by the customer could not be atomised finely enough. Secondly, spray shadows appeared in various places due to the arrangement and distance of the atomizing nozzles, which impacted the cleaning result.
Caramba recommended switching to the I-Line SD-10 cleaner, which has already achieved good results on the existing system. Since the system is not optimally designed for cleaning these components, Caramba suggested building an optimised system that eliminates the need for manual pre-cleaning of the components.
Wherever the cleaning agent came into contact with contaminated parts, the Caramba I-Line SD-10 cleaner removed the oil and graphite contamination within 180 seconds. Thus, a considerable time saving was achieved in the removal of deep drawing oils. Based on these results, the customer commissioned the construction of a parts cleaning system at ITR-Anlagenbau, one of Caramba’s cooperation partners.