Related Glossary Terms
- quality assurance ( quality control)
quality assurance ( quality control)
Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.
Article from parts2clean
The transformational wave sweeping across numerous industrial sectors and markets is presenting companies with new and ever-shifting challenges, and this is also applies to industrial component and surface cleaning. This trend is fully reflected by parts2clean 2020, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Stuttgart, Germany. For virtually every high-tech application in the fields of manufacturing and reprocessing, parts2clean is the information and procurement platform of choice for users of industrial cleaning technology.
New product requirements as a result of alternative drives and the turnaround in energy policy, among other factors; innovative manufacturing technologies and processes, such as additive manufacturing, digital transformation and AI; stricter regulatory requirements and climate protection targets – these are just a few examples that have triggered a number of far-reaching transformative processes in a wide variety of industries. Manufacturing steps such as component and surface cleaning are becoming increasingly important, both in production and in reprocessing. In short, component cleanliness is critical to the satisfactory quality of subsequent processes and for ensuring that products function optimally on a sustained basis.
The changes underway in industrial component cleaning therefore require sustainable solutions tailored to the specific range of products and tasks and to the individual situation. To make appropriate investment decisions, however, a comprehensive overview of development trends, technologies, methods, processes and suppliers is necessary. “In the field of component cleaning, parts2clean facilitates comprehensive monitoring in an effective and efficient way,” saaid Olaf Daebler, global director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. “It’s the world’s largest event featuring every aspect of industrial cleaning technology, with all the relevant suppliers on board.”
Providing decision-makers with the input and choices they need
For 18 years, now, parts2clean has served as an information and procurement platform for users from a wide variety of industries and countries. The 2019 visitor survey revealed that for over a third of the trade visitors, parts2clean was their only source of input on available solutions. At 86%, the percentage of attending professionals who play a role in their company’s investment decisions is above average. A good three quarters of them indicated they had come to the show with specific investment and purchasing intent, with 39% indicating they were planning to invest more than €100,000. For participating exhibitors, this added up to very promising conditions for lead generation. “parts2clean is attended by solution-seekers with specific objectives in mind. Within the following one- to two-year period, we’ve been able to generate orders from roughly 30% of the contacts made at the show,” reported Karl-Heinz Menauer, sales and technology at acp Systems AG.
Special formats and attractive supporting events add value
Spanning industries and technologies, the various solutions along the process chain of industrial component and surface cleaning provide users from all manufacturing sectors and reprocessing with specific and useful information about processes, methods, media, procedures and suppliers. In addition, the upcoming parts2clean will focus on issues such as cleaning in optoelectronics, medical technology and electronics manufacturing. Other topics featured at the 2020 flagship trade fair will include the automation and digitization of cleaning processes, the increasingly important removal of filmic-chemical contamination, precision cleaning and quality control in the cleanroom, and the selective treatment of functional surfaces. “The presentations focus not just on the current state of the art but also on future requirements and solutions,” Daebler said.
Special formats such as “Process flow component cleaning with cleanliness control in the cleanroom” and QSREIN 4.0 provide visitors with information about particular fields and encourage discussion about innovations.
With its three-day expert forum, held in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance and the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association, parts2clean features one of the most internationally renowned sources of knowledge. The presentations, with simultaneous German <> English translation, focus on trends, innovations, topics and reports from all fields of industrial component and surface cleaning.
The guided tours given in English on a twice-daily basis provide insight into various aspects of component and surface cleaning along the process chain, which is particularly useful to visitors with little experience in the field. This enables them to efficiently learn about solutions, innovations and suppliers for their individual needs. Exhibitors included in the guided tours have the chance to impress an interested audience of professionals with their products and latest solutions, thus generating additional leads.