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Whether dealing with tramp oil in coolant or accumulated oil from parts washing, metalworking operations discover the benefits of efficient, well-designed oil removal solutions.
The metal machining, fabrciation and finishing industries must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 pollutants and classes of pollutants as “toxic pollutants,” of which 126 specific substances have been designated “priority” toxic pollutants. Failing to meet these requirements can result in severe fines that quickly escalate.
Rheineck/Monschau. In times of contact restrictions, travel constraints and trade fair cancellations, the virtual customer day held by the Swiss company UCM AG offers customers and interested parties a safe way of keeping up to date with the latest developments in the field of precision and ultrafine cleaning.
Perrysburg, Ohio - April 2020 – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt the way companies operate, there are many concerns about workplace cleanliness and the health and safety of workers when dealing with the novel COVID-19 virus.
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.
If debris or contaminants are not removed from parts, then measured values and physical dimensions can be affected, causing parts to behave unreliably and unpredictably, according to Cincinnati-based Cleaning Technologies Group LLC. “A new generation of industrial manufacturing is characterized by highly accurate machining and finishing processes, as well as precision manufacturing methods,” the company writes in a new e-book available online. “Manufacturing tolerances and acceptable limits in part variation are tighter than ever.”
In the 100th year of its history, 2016, the BMW Group ordered the 100th EcoCFlex system from Dürr Ecoclean. The anniversary specimen of the flexible robot cell forms part of a three-unit package and has received a special painting. The machines have been serving in a volume production environment at the Steyr engine plant since May 2017.
While the October 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business showed continued growth, the report's overall PMI registered 50.1 percent, a slowdown from September's reading of 50.2 percent, reported the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

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CTE Publisher Dennis Spaeth visits with John Filip, account manager, SBS Ecoclean Group, Southfield, Michigan, to learn more about the company's newest innovation in cleaning equipment, the EcoCvelox.
As a video supplement to the May 2013 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Davenport, Iowa, filmed a demonstration of the ultrasonic cleaning process. CTE posted a slightly edited version of the video to its YouTube channel on April 16, 2013. 
Blue Wave Ultrasonics Sales Director Jeff Hancock demonstrates the ultrasonic cleaning process and explains the relationship between ultrasonic pressure waves and microscopic cavitation bubbles working in an aqueous solution. Blue Wave, which is located in Davenport, Iowa, provided the video as a video supplement to "Clean Sounds," a feature article published in the May 2013 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.

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VpCI®-418 LM can be used on a variety of metals (carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, galvanized steel, brass [30% Zn], copper) and may be used at different dosages for light, medium, or heavy-duty cleaning.
In the world of corrosion control, preventing rust is always the best option. Unfortunately, existing rust can be found in every industry, at almost any plant or jobsite.
Using Alum-Renew prior to painting improves even distribution of high-performance resins through reduction of surface irregularities.  The kit allows users to try products of varying intensities before purchasing selected materials in production quantities. 
The LNS Fox SC2 700 Spray Cabin uses a powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor to produce 530 CFM air flow. A handy side tray holds multiple parts to speed the cleaning process. Both models have 4 caster wheels for easy mobility, a neatly stored 15-foot air gun, and a compact design that occupies minimal floor space.
Besides the high capacity and effective washing mechanism, the EcoCcompact’s energy-optimized system technology makes the machine even more economically efficient. For example, the second and third flood tanks are warmed by heat recovered from the distillation process. Among other things, this has led to a significant reduction in energy consumption. Thanks to the efficient distillation process, the machine also has impressively low solvent requirements. This has been attained by installing the distillation unit in a vertical position, which requires hardly any mounting fixtures.
The stainless-steel construction of these atomizing nozzles adds to their durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR air atomizing spray nozzles are available with 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 NPT connections and in a variety of spray patterns to meet your needs. All models are adjustable, have an available mounting bracket and come with our 5 year Built to Last Warranty and are CE compliant.
The M12 Compact Spot Blower features a compact axial-fan design, providing the best combination of power and run-time with 175 CFM and 110 MPH of air speed. It includes two nozzles – a rubber nozzle to remove debris from hard-to-reach spaces and a wide sweeping nozzle to efficiently clear debris in more open spaces. For ease of use, a cruise control lock eliminates user fatigue. When equipped with an M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC6.0 Battery, the blower can run up to 15 minutes at high-speed.
The Torrent M sets the stage for a new generation of in-process or final clean ultrasonic cleaning systems that meet FDA 21 CFR Part 11 audit trail regulations and GAMP 5 recommendations while simplifying machine IQ and OQ validation in the most demanding Medical and Pharmaceutical applications.
The EasySwitch vacuum creates a powerful vacuum (at a quiet 79 decibels) without the need for electricity. Because the vacuum generator has no moving parts and uses no electricity, there is little concern for failed parts, motor failure or working with liquids associated with electric industrial vacuums. The CE compliant EasySwitch is just the latest addition to EXAIR’s large selection of Industrial Housekeeping products, including the Reversible Drum Vac, High Lift Reversible Drum Vac, Chip Trapper, High Lift Chip Trapper, Chip Vac, Heavy Duty Dry Vac and Heavy Duty HEPA Vac.
BioCorr HP is a new generation of BioCorr, Cortec’s time-tested water-based and biobased rust preventative containing 54% USDA certified biobased content. It is designed to preserve metals in storage and during transportation. This ready to use product has excellent emulsion stability, contains no chemicals that interfere with automatic transmission fluids, provides multi-metal protection, and is an excellent environmentally sound alternative to petroleum-derived products due to its biobased content. It protects for up to two years of indoor storage or during shipments when combined with VpCI packaging materials.
The Cell-U-Clean Cell Jet is a wash and blow-off machine in a small footprint of 5 ft. wide x 8 ft. long x 9 ft. tall. The work envelope is 36” Diameter x 24” High and comes with a variable speed table drive.  The Cell-U-Clean Cell Jet is constructed of all stainless steel and comes with a robot loading option. The new Cell-U-Clean Cell Jet comes standard with the industry leading 3-2-1 warranty.
Models in this industry-leading sump cleaner line include the 120 volt electric units which are the most powerful on the market with suction rates up to 85 GPM, as well as air venturi models which use the most efficient powerhead for best suction performance with the least amount of feed air.
The Mini Jet a member of our Cell-U-Clean line of parts washers, is an excellent cabinet washer for both small and large parts up to 500 Lbs. where floor space comes at a premium. This spray washer was designed as a high-capacity solution with low energy as an alternative to our heavy-duty cabinet washer product line. The rotary hide away door eliminates the extra floor space required for the door swing while ensuring a dry floor when loading and unloading.
EcoAir® 325 Tool & Die Rust Preventative has proved to be a great development for molders. This ready- to-use vegetable oil/solvent-based liquid is packaged in EcoAir® spray cans that rely on compressed air rather than traditional aerosol propellants. It is easy to atomize over a large surface area such as the interior of a plastic injection mold or die. Unlike other mold savers that have a reputation for clogging mold pores and must be cleaned off before use, EcoAir® 325 Tool & Die Rust Preventative does not have to be removed. This makes it extremely easy to bring a mold out of shipping or storage and put into use immediately.
VpCI-330 is clear, ready-to-use, low-viscosity, and designed for protection of metals in indoor and outdoor sheltered conditions. It performs effectively even under the adverse conditions of 100% relative humidity and in the presence of corrosive species such as chlorides. It protected for over 800 hours in humidity chamber testing and received a 1a rating in copper strip testing. VpCI-330 provides universal corrosion protection to ferrous metals and is compatible with yellow metals.
D-Greeze-500 LO is non-hazardous and non-HAP offering features and performance which greatly reduce energy and specialized equipment costs. While designed to be a slow evaporator, when quick drying is required it can be instantly blown off using blower generated  low pressure high velocity air through an air knife. 
The Chip Blower automates in-machine cleaning of coolant and chips by delivering high-volume air flow with spindle rotation. When not in use, the Chip Blower fits easily into any automatic tool change system for vertical, horizontal or multi-tasking machining centers. The Chip Blower can be used with automatic tool changers and programmed into a machining cycle, helping to improve machine utilization and increase productivity. The Chip Blower complements the solid construction, fixed blade ChipFan.
The Return to Load, a member of our Cell-U-Clean line of parts washers, is an excellent cabinet return to operator washer for parts up to 40 Lbs. where floor space comes at a premium. This low-cost spray washer was designed as a high-capacity solution with low energy usage.  The RTL platform comes standard as a wash blowoff unit but can be configured with an additional liquid stage when rinsing or a rust protection application is required.
With the new manual and automated JetStation-HP booths, acp systems AG supplies compact cleaning solutions for these use cases with quattroClean technology. The closed, sound-proofed stand-alone units are made entirely of stainless steel. They are only equipped with components and materials used in cleanroom applications. When designing the process chamber, attention was paid to ensuring that detached contaminants and carbon dioxide are removed quickly and effectively by the integrated extraction system and that no dirt pockets can form. This prevents the cleaned parts from becoming recontaminated.
The compact StyliCleaner, which has a 70mm (2.8in) x 100mm (3.9in) footprint, is available in two sizes, StyliCleaner8 and StyliCleaner16, designed to decontaminate styli from 0 to 8mm (0.31in) and from 6mm (0.24in) to 16mm (0.62in) in diameter, respectively. The separate control unit may be positioned on the CMM table, or if space is limited it can be attached to the CMM stand using an optional mounting plate.
This Intellistat is activated with a comfortable, ergonomic short throw trigger which requires minimal effort. Constructed with a low voltage transformer converting 120V to 24V, it was designed to ensure user safety, in addition to using an EXAIR engineered air nozzle to maximize efficiency and meet OSHA requirements for sound level and dead-end pressure. It is equipped with a red/green LED to signify proper functionality, as well as a hook for easy hanging and storage.
The new GN 8170 stainless steel indexing plungers are intended for use in areas requiring sanitary equipment. They are available in lock-out or non-lock out types with a sealing lock nut that creates a totally hygienic version or without a sealing lock nut.
The core of the cleaning system is a wear-free, two-component ring nozzle through which the non-flammable and non-toxic carbon dioxide is fed. On exiting the nozzle, the carbon dioxide expands to form fine CO2 snow, which is then bundled by a separate jacketed jet of compressed air and accelerated to supersonic speed.
With FullStream nozzles, the liquid is supplied directly into the body of the nozzle creating a swirling action within a vortex chamber. This vortex produces the desired spray pattern when the machined nozzle breaks the liquid surface tension, and exits the orifice in a round, controlled spray angle.
The EasySwitch vacuum creates a powerful vacuum (at a quiet 79 decibels) without the need for electricity. Because the vacuum generator has no moving parts and uses no electricity, there is little concern for failed parts, motor failure or working with liquids associated with electric industrial vacuums.
The LNS Fox SC2 330 Spray Cabin has a high-efficiency filtration system that eliminates more than 99% of contaminants (Afnor 440060). A powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor draws air at 344 CFM through a washable pre-filter and then through the long-life, easily accessible main filter. An acrylic visor helps protect operators from oil and debris spray. 
Ideal for cleaning equipment, machinery, engines, and more, simplifying ordering and stocking of cleaners/degreasers for multiple applications.  When used in immersion tanks, the product should be used from 2% to 5% by volume with water from 80°F to 150°F.  It can also be used in low and high-pressure non-recirculating spray systems at 1% to 5% by volume with water from ambient to 150°F. 
Because cleanliness is essential for accurate measuring, the cleaning module runs tools through an ultrasonic bath. After the bath, an airstream – adjusted according to tool length – then dries the tools. After the tools are cleaned and measured, the laser- marking module imparts static or dynamic data on to tool shanks or end faces.
MADISAN 75 appears on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.  It is ideal for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing facilities, transportation, schools, restaurants, as well as hospitals and healthcare facilities, nursing homes, food and beverage processing, and more.
Designed for FlexMove conveyors, the Dry Cleaning Module provides continuous cleaning of conveyor chain for applications involving powder, dust and other dry contaminates, whereas the Wet Cleaning Module, which are designed for FlexMove stainless steel conveyors, provides uninterrupted cleaning of conveyor chain for applications with liquid, product overfill or package breakage.
As a cost-efficient answer to continually increasing demands on the absence of burrs and particulate cleanliness, Ecoclean has developed the EcoCvelox system. Its modular design allows a custom configuration and subsequent expansion, at any time, of equipment from a single source to provide a combined high-pressure deburring, cleaning and drying capability. Cycle times of only 15 seconds per pallet can be achieved.
Whether it’s a question about a maintenance job, a technical problem or a spare part that’s needed, the new service app for IOS and Android makes it easy to contact the Service team directly at the relevant Ecoclean branch. The two-way, real-time connection via chat function and video telephony with live image transmission allows problems to be solved both quickly and efficiently.
Madison Chemical introduces Madison Green, a mildly alkaline, environmentally friendly, biodegradable general-purpose cleaner that is highly effective on greasy and waxy surfaces, such as floors, work benches and other equipment. This free-rinsing product does not leave a white alkaline film on the cleaned surface and has a pleasant wintergreen odor.
To guarantee continuous and consistent cleaning results, it is essential that cleaning can be planned. For this, a system has to function in an optimal way and fluctuations in the process or unscheduled downtimes must be avoided. A service concept that is tailored to the requirements of the equipment user and implemented in close cooperation with the manufacturer helps to achieve this. Therefore, Ecoclean has developed a wide range of services that can be individually combined.
Abrasive grinding and sandblasting are common ways to restore rusty metal surfaces and prepare them for painting. A much easier and very effective alternative is to coat the rust with CorrVerter, a water-based rust passivating primer from Cortec Corp.
EXAIR’s Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife eliminates static electricity 30% better at low inlet pressures, which saves compressed air and money. Production speeds, product quality and surface cleanliness can improve dramatically. It eliminates static on plastics, webs, sheet stock and other product surfaces where tearing, jamming or hazardous shocks are a problem.
Madison Chemical introduces Aluma-Cling Blue, a moderately acidic, thickened-gel formulation for cleaning aluminum alloys, especially bright, decorative aluminum with no brushing. This phosphate-free product has excellent detergency and rinsing properties and is ideal for 5000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys and stainless steel surfaces.
BIG KAISER has introduced a new Chip Blower designed to make removing chips and coolant from parts and machine tables fast and easy.
The application fields of part cleaning processes using aqueous media range from coarse through intermediate to fine and ultrafine cleaning. Before an investment in suitable cleaning equipment is made, key questions regarding cleaning quality, throughput, cycle times, process stability and cost efficiency must be answered. Ecoclean addresses these aspects via different machine concepts adapted to the respective industries and tasks.
Cortec Corp. has introduced its newly revamped EcoAir line of surface prep and rust prevention products packaged in eco-friendly bag-on-valve spray cans. These cans are powered by air rather than traditional flammable propellants and contain some of Cortec’s most popular corrosion solutions.
Madison Chemical introduces CLEAN-GARD 83, a cutting-edge, alkaline detergent specifically designed for removing aged, oxidized, burned-on oil, removing grease and for other difficult cleaning operations. Intended for immersion application, including ultrasonic and agi-lift, as well as recirculation spray washers up to 25 psi, this proven product cleans more thoroughly in less time, thus increasing productivity.
EXAIR’s new 3/8 inch Standard Air Wipe produces a 360 degree airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool the material passing through it. The split design can be clamped around continuously moving material such as wire, cable, pipe, hose and extruded shapes.
Process-reliably and reproducibly deburred and cleaned parts are crucial for the quality of subsequent processes such as bonding, sealing and assembly as well as for perfect product function. With the completely new system concept EcoCvelox, Ecoclean introduces a highly flexible, modular solution for cost-efficient high-pressure waterjet deburring and cleaning in a single procedure.
Plastic parts invariably have burrs after injection molding or mechanical processing. The quattroClean technology from acp systems AG has proved to be an efficient, inline-capable deburring and cleaning alternative for hard and brittle plastics such as PEEK and PPS. Deburring and cleaning are carried out in a single dry process.
Increasing demands on cleanliness, in terms of freedom from both particulate and film-type contaminants, call for the use of adapted cleaning solutions. These now include a new spray cleaning system for solvent-based cleaning machines by Ecoclean.
EXAIR’s new 30-gallon Heavy Duty HEPA Vac is a powerful, HEPA-quality, industrial vacuum cleaner. This smaller volume drum means that it will fit in tighter spaces and is suited for less frequent or lower volume applications.
Parts cleaning applications that require part specific designed workpiece holders are steadily increasing for various reasons. For these uses, Metallform develops and manufactures technically and economically ideal solutions as standalone and insert workpiece holders.
Reducing your environmental footprint during the cleaning process is exactly what KYZEN had in mind when developing KAPTURE. This environmentally friendly recycling system separates soils from the solvent during the degreasing cleaning process.
Cortec VpCI Technology offers practical, cost-effective alternatives to help protect existing electrical assets from corrosion and extend service life in three easy steps: Emit, Spray, Absorb.
Coating, adhesive bonding, sealing, painting – these are just some manufacturing operations calling for profoundly clean, and sometimes activated, part surfaces. It is with these requirements in mind that Ecoclean has developed a set of new cleaning solutions. One of them combines wet chemical and low-pressure plasma cleaning in a single machine. Another innovation consists in integrating diverse applications for partial or full-surface cleaning or activation – e.g., atmospheric pressure plasma treatment, laser, CO2 snow blasting and/or surface inspection operations – into one processing system. This toolkit enables operators to cover virtually all pre-treatment needs.
EXAIR says its new Soft Grip Back Blow Safety Air Gun uses the smallest back blow nozzle available to deliver a blast of air to effectively blow debris and liquids from inside small pipe or hose diameters, channels, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. The ergonomic design of the air gun keeps the operator's hand in a comfortable position so it can be used for hours of continuous use without fatigue.
EXAIR's new Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform 360 degree ionized airstream that clamps around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants. It is suitable for removing dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more.
German Machine Tools of America, the North American distributor of BvL, has announced that it will now offer BvL’s Niagara MO cleaning system. This two tank machine comes equipped with a flood spray cleaning system and revolving wheel technology. Optional ultrasound cleaning ensures a high level of cleanliness.
EXAIR’s new fine mesh non-woven drum cover is designed for use on 55 or 30 gallon drums. The breathable material allows the air from an EXAIR Line Vac, air operated conveyor, to circulate whether moving material in or out of a drum.
Eriez HydroFlow sump cleaners provide effective, thorough and quick machine cleaning to maintain plant productivity and minimize machine tool downtime. With an extensive selection of sump cleaners, there is an Eriez HydroFlow solution to meet practically any application need.
Surface oil belt skimmers from Eriez HydroFlow are for use on machine tools subjected to oil contamination in the range of 1 to 2 gallons per hour, with tanks deeper than 2'. With their oleophilic belt that strips separated oil from both sides of the belt and requires no contact with a stationary scraper, these units offer excellent performance and long service life.
Cortec’s main goal is to provide practical corrosion solutions that are more environmentally and user friendly than their traditional counterparts. Cortec also offers an excellent companion solution for revitalizing rubber parts that frequently come into play when restoring and preserving metal equipment.
Omegasonics announced that it is offering ultrasonic cleaning machines that are completely customizable. Omegasonics offers more than 50 different ultrasonic cleaning units, including industrial and bench top washers. However, if one of its existing machines does not meet a customer’s requirements, Omegasonics will customize a machine to the customer's specifications.
In the operation of vacuum furnaces the quench gas heat exchanger fins can become clogged with various debris and dirt that is very difficult to completely clean with standard pressure washing and other conventional methods. The clogged heat exchanger greatly impedes quench gas flow, resulting in reduced work cooling rates.
Guyson Corp. has designed and built an automated tire mold cleaning system that features a precision nozzle manipulator with three axes of movement. The custom pressure-blast machine is engineered to quickly and non-destructively clean both two-piece and segmented molds.
Madison Chemical introduces Stripper Q-17, a premium, powdered, heavy-duty alkaline paint stripper for ferrous metals. This versatile product can also remove light rust and coatings such as varnish, lacquer, alkyd and acrylic.
Houghton International has developed an advanced cleaner designed to replace solvents in precision cleaning applications. Houghto-Rinse RTD is a water-based, nonflammable, ready-to-use cleaner that delivers outstanding process performance and surface appearance in a range of surface finishing applications.
HemiPleat premium retrofit filter cartridges from Camfil APC fit most leading dust collector brands and are guaranteed to last longer than standard filters. HemiPleat filters use a patented pleating technology that exposes more filter media to the air stream to boost the performance of industrial dust collectors.
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, introduces an innovation in a spray and ultrasonic combination aqueous parts cleaning system. The new Rotosonic (Patent Pending) will clean heavily soiled parts in a single machine, rather than having to purchase a spray cabinet and an ultrasonic machine separately.
Today, parts cleaning mostly means to fulfill defined cleanliness specifications. In order to clean as economically as possible, the potential of the cleaning system needs to be fully exploited. This is often prevented by the cleaning container. With the MEFO-BOX system, Metallform has developed a solution whose well thought-out design offers key advantages.
Dry ice cleaning is an innovative cleaning technology that can save both time and money in nearly any manufacturing environment. It is similar to other types of media blasting, but the Cold Jet systems use recycled CO2 in the form of dry ice to clean and prepare surfaces. The dry, nonconductive CO2 pellets are accelerated at supersonic speeds through a specialized hose and nozzle. Once the dry ice strikes the surface, the effect of the combination of kinetic energy transfer, thermal shock and gas expansion breaks the bond between the substrate and the contaminant and flushes the contaminant away.
When it comes to obtaining oil and grease-free surfaces in a stable process, a solvent-based part cleaning method will commonly provide benefits at the process technology, economic and ecological levels. Given the polar nature of both the contaminant and the cleaning medium, cleaning will be achieved quickly and reliably. With their extensive range of solvent-based cleaning systems, Ecoclean can offer a suitable solution to whatever challenge.
Heimatec Inc. announces immediate availability of marking and cleaning tools from its European partner Andreas Maier, under the AMF brand. The announcement was made by the president of Heimatec Inc., Preben Hansen. “This development brings additional products to our current customers and responds to the market needs for quality marking and cleaning tools for workpieces in CNC machining,” he observed.
Omegasonics announced Plural Additive Manufacturing, the exclusive North American distributor for industrial 3D printers manufactured by 3ntr, is offering Omegasonics new 815BTX cleaning unit to those purchasing its 3D printers to assist with removing support material.
POLINOX hand pads from PFERD are a versatile and cost-effective answer to a range of grinding and cleaning needs. Suitable for very fine grinding on small to large surfaces and contours, and for manually cleaning metal and painted surfaces, they are highly flexible, enabling optimal adjustment to the contour of the workpiece. This allows users to access hard-to-reach areas.
EXAIR’s 3/8″ Super Air Wipe produces a 360° airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool the material passing through it. The split design can be clamped around continuously moving material such as wire, cable, pipe, hose and extruded shapes.
Trends such as electromobility, lightweight engineering, miniaturization and Industrie 4.0 have given rise to new challenges in the field of industrial parts cleaning. With its quattroClean system, acp offers a solution capable of performing a wide range of cleaning tasks reliably, reproducibly and cost-effectively. In addition, the dry, residue-free and environmentally neutral cleaning technology can be adapted to individual requirements, is highly compact, easy to automate and simple to integrate into production lines, Industrie 4.0 manufacturing systems and cleanrooms.
EXAIR's new 303SS Air Jets provide reliable and efficient blowoff and cleaning within corrosive, high temperature or washdown environments. These 1/8 NPT stainless steel air jets replace open tubes and pipe nipples on parts cleaning, drying and cooling operations. With temperature rated up to 400 degrees F, they will produce up to 1.25 pounds of force upon a target.
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, introduces an innovation in cellular aqueous parts cleaning, offering a stainless steel GMC ultrasonic cleaning system. The GMC is an optional package to achieve chemical compatibility with aggressive caustic and acidic agents.
Omegasonics announced it has further enhanced its 3D support structure cleaning equipment lineup, the 1900BTX, with a new programmable cycle which provides for complete hands-free cleaning. Not only can cycle times be programmed, but now they can be repeated if, and as often as, necessary.
"CCS” Controlled Containment System is engineered to safely contain and control airborne particulate from sampling procedures. Dispensing from drums and weighing procedures are typical applications.
The application fields of part cleaning processes using aqueous media range from coarse through intermediate to fine and ultrafine cleaning. Before an investment in suitable cleaning equipment is made, key questions regarding cleaning quality, throughput, cycle times, process stability and cost efficiency must be answered. Ecoclean addresses these aspects via different machine concepts adapted to the respective industries and tasks.
EXAIR's new VariBlast compact safety air guns are a small and lightweight cast aluminum air gun capable of handling tough jobs. Because of the engineered variable flow trigger they are able to produce light, medium or heavy force upon a target simply by pulling the trigger. This comfortable and ergonomic air gun has two 1/4 NPT air inlets and a storage hanger for convenience.
Softwall clean rooms from HEMCO Corp. are designed to meet ISO 5 – ISO 8 requirements and feature a flexible design that allows them to locate over and around equipment, with the option of being mobile with casters. The structural framework is of aircraft anodized aluminum with clear vinyl curtains around the unit.
Move a sump cleaner safely through plant between collection, treatment or disposal with CB6 walk/ride transport base from CECOR. Sump cleaner is mounted on a battery-powered pallet truck with stand-on platform for easy driving.
CNC spindle maintenance is treated as a dirty, boring and often overlooked job. A clean spindle is essential for proper taper contact between the spindle and V-flange toolholder. Build-up of chips, dust, and oil in the spindle can jeopardize taper contact and result in premature wear, repair downtime and even CNC machine breakdown.
Whether it is drilling, milling or turning, residues from the machining are not only left on the part surface but also in the tools and fixtures. Cleaning of the latter is usually still done manually, even though cleaning of the manufactured parts is carried out in a cleaning machine. Specifically, for toolholders (e.g. HSK) and tool fixtures, Metallform has developed inserts, which can be easily placed in standard cleaning baskets.
EXAIR's new Soft Grip Back Blow Safety Air Gun delivers a blast of air to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. The ergonomic design of the air gun keeps the operator's hand in a comfortable position so it can be used for hours of continuous use without fatigue.
Maxum has announced the Nozzle Bar, a patented air blow-off device that looks and installs like an air knife but offers the full blow-off power of individual air nozzles, while using less energy and reaching further distances. Its internal nozzle system is fully customizable for optimal blow-off of any part, providing powerful force to reach deep cavities and varying part shapes and distances.
Eriez introduces two new metal detector/magnetic separator “Double Team” systems, which offer customers protection against ferrous and nonferrous metal contamination. In both of these system configurations, the metal detector and the magnetic separator work in conjunction to reportedly produce as close to a perfect product yield as possible.
Milacron Holdings Corp. announces that its CIMCOOL brand released new CIMCLEAN cleaners and new CIMGUARD corrosion preventatives.
Maxum Air Devices for blow-off and drying are designed to optimize air impact on product surfaces. They maximize air efficiency and target the air impact force precisely where it is needed.
Walter Surface Technologies has announced the launch of its Surfox 205 and Surfox Mini TIG and spot weld cleaning system. This new generation of Surfox 205 uses an electrochemical process to clean and passivate TIG and spot welds on stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.
Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, has introduced its Mega Jet Pressure Blast; an economical manual high-pressure spray washer for very large, heavy parts where floor space comes at a premium. The parts can be loaded with an overhead hoist crane on to a rotating table.
Omegasonics has introduced a new ultrasonic generator, the Matrix 9000 Mark II, that provides the latest enhancements in electronics. The third generation of this generator series, the Matrix 9000 Mark II eliminates 20 percent of the components on the power board.
Ransohoff has introduced its LeanDrum CF Washer. This new platform provides an energy-efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with a design for cold forming applications.
Maxum says its Maxumizer Air Blower systems feature durable, long lasting, science-based designs that use less energy than conventional systems and are optimized for powerful blow-off and parts drying. This permits them to provide higher output with less energy in the bes- performance range for surface blow-off and drying applications.
Omegasonics has introduced a new cleaning unit, the 1900BTX, that features two cleaning technologies, a water agitation cleaning process and ultrasonic cavitation. Each operates independently to facilitate a more thorough, yet gentle, cleaning process. The unit is especially effective for cleaning 3D prototype parts.
Madison Chemical introduces AquaBlue, an alkaline detergent for general floor cleaning. This water-based degreaser has excellent penetrating and wetting properties, allowing fast removal of dirt, oil, grease, tire marks and other soils from industrial floor surfaces–even painted ones.
EXAIR’s Model 1004SS, M4 NPT back blow air nozzle delivers a small, effective airflow for blowing debris and liquids from small pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. An array of holes provide a forceful 360 degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips and light oils from machining processes.
IceStorm90 is an efficient and environmentally friendly blasting unit, according to the company. The design basis focused on simplicity, which translates through to the exterior, operational controls, and internal workings of the unit.
Madison Chemical introduces TreadBrite Edge Gel cleaner, which removes soil, laser scale, rust, and heat-treat scale, including heat tint/weld burn by simultaneously cleaning and brightening the surface through an etching process. This viscous gel contains a balanced blend of surfactants and acids, and is designed for use on aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel and copper.
PROHT ultrasonic cleaning tanks and housings are constructed of stainless steel with a Duplex stainless transducer radiating surface to significantly extend transducer life. PROHT tanks are available in sizes ranging from 12” by 6” through 36” by 24” and offer the same cleaning capabilities as more elaborate systems but at a lower price.
With its EcoCWave, Dürr Ecoclean has developed a system for aqueous cleaning processes that can handle a wide range of tasks – from rough to fine cleaning – in an efficient manner. To this end, the new all-round talent comes with a list of features which ensure superior cleaning quality and process reliability, shorter overall cleaning cycles, and major energy savings.
An electronic cleaner/protector from Cortec’s EcoSonic line is powered by Nano-VpCI, which reportedly provides instant, long-term, multiple-metal corrosion protection. This new protector is designed to fight destructive effects of corrosion of complex, sensitive electronic and electrical equipment.

Buyers Guide Companies for Cleaning

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Cleaning Technologies Group LLC 513-870-0100 http://www.ctgclean.com
Northwestern Tools Inc. 937-298-9994 http://www.northwesterntools.com
Blue Wave Ultrasonics Inc. 563-322-7180 http://www.bluewaveinc.com
Kinefac Corp. 508-754-6891 http://kinefac.com
Almco Inc. 507-377-2102 http://www.almco.com
Wayne Products Inc. 610-251-0933 http://www.wayneproducts.com
Pro Ultrasonics 828-584-1005 http://www.proultrasonics.com
Guyson Corp. of USA 518-587-7894 http://www.guyson.com
ElectroSteam Generator Corp. 609-288-9071 http://www.electrosteam.com
Precision Brand Products Inc. 630-969-7200 http://www.precisionbrand.com
Karl Roll GmbH & Co. KG +49 (0)70 41 802-0 http://www.karl-roll.de
PDQ Precision Inc. 619-474-3600 http://www.minimaxcleaner.com
Proceco Ltd. 514-254-8494 https://www.proceco.com/
Ebbco Inc. 586-716-5151 http://www.ebbcoinc.com
Ecoclean Inc. 248-450-2586 https://ecoclean-group.us/
CleanParts.com 920-922-8100 http://www.cleanparts.com
Landee Industrial Pipeline Co. Ltd. 86-592-5204188 https://www.landee.cn/
Bertsche Eng. Corp. 847-537-8757 http://www.bertsche.com
Madison Chemical 812-273-6000 http://www.madchem.com
UltraSonic LLC 513-502-9746 http://www.ultrasonicllc.com
Cold Jet 513-831-3211 http://www.coldjet.com
Jergens Inc. 216-486-5540 http://www.jergensinc.com
Advanced Deburring & Finishing 717-767-4843 http://www.advanceddeburring.com
CleanParts.com 920-922-8100 http://www.cleanparts.com
NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. 631-226-2930 http://www.nexgenenviro.com
Ecoclean Inc. 248-450-2586 https://ecoclean-group.us/
Birchwood Technologies 952-937-7931 http://www.birchwoodtechnologies.com
Advanced Deburring & Finishing 717-767-4843 http://www.advanceddeburring.com
Goodway Technologies Corp. 800-333-7467 http://www.goodway.com
Proceco Ltd. 514-254-8494 https://www.proceco.com/
Cool Clean Technologies LLC 651-842-8600 http://www.coolclean.com
NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. 631-226-2930 http://www.nexgenenviro.com
Cleaning Technologies Group LLC 513-870-0100 http://www.ctgclean.com
Ransohoff 513-870-0100 http://www.ctgclean.com
Ashburn Chemical Technologies 832-399-1000 http://www.ashburnchemical.com
Alliance Mfg. Inc. 920-922-8100 http://www.alliancemfginc.com
RMS Laser 619-562-5943 http://www.rmslaser.com
Quaker Houghton 610-832-4000 http://www.quakerchem.com
Bel Air Finishing Supply Corp. 401-667-7902 http://www.belairfinishing.com
Grobet File Co. of America 201-939-6700 http://www.grobetusa.com
Cortec Corp. 651-429-1100 http://www.cortecvci.com
Stanley Spring & Stamping Corporation 773-777-2600 https://www.stanleyspring.com/
Cool Clean Technologies LLC 651-842-8600 http://www.coolclean.com
Gosiger 937-228-5174 http://www.gosiger.com
Blue Wave Ultrasonics Inc. 563-322-7180 http://www.bluewaveinc.com
China Baltic Valve Co., Ltd. 86 5928266140 https://www.baltic-valve.com/
Guyson Corp. of USA 518-587-7894 http://www.guyson.com
acp systems AG +49 (0) 7156-48014-0 https://www.acp-systems.com/en/
Almco Inc. 507-377-2102 http://www.almco.com
JM Performance Products 440-357-1234 http://www.jmperformanceproducts.com
Graymills Corp. 773-477-4100 http://www.graymills.com/
Stoelting Cleaning Equipment 920-894-2293 http://www.stoeltingcleaning.com
Landee Flange Co. Ltd. 86-592-5204188 https://www.landeeflange.com/
Miraclean 716-763-4343 http://www.miraclean.com
Wenzhou Challon Valve Manufacturing Co.,Ltd 0086-0577-85980258 http://www.challonvalve.com
Xiamen Landee valve Import and Export Co., Ltd 86-592-5204188 https://www.landeevalve.com/
Miraclean 716-763-4343 http://www.miraclean.com
ADF Systems Ltd. 515-332-5400 http://www.adfsys.com
International Drill Guide Inc. 864-225-2214 http://www.gundrill.com
Pro Ultrasonics 828-584-1005 http://www.proultrasonics.com
Alliance Mfg. Inc. 920-922-8100 http://www.alliancemfginc.com
UltraSonic LLC 513-502-9746 http://www.ultrasonicllc.com
AFC-Holcroft LLC 248-624-8191 http://www.afc-holcroft.com
Lenzkes Clamping Tools Inc. 540-381-1533 http://www.lenzkesusa.com