VOL. 11 May ISSUE YEAR 2010
in Vol. 11 - May Issue - Year 2010
8th Leading International Trade Fair for Cleaning in Production and Maintenance Processes from 12 to 14 October 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. parts2clean – Platform for Parts and Surface Cleanliness
Neuffen – By focusing exclusively on parts, surface and tool cleaning, parts2clean provides users and suppliers with definitive added value. This benefit has already prompted roughly 110 companies to book their booth floor space more than ten months before the 8th leading trade fair for cleaning in production and maintenance processes opens its doors. The 3rd COROSAVE international trade fair for corrosion protection, preservation and packaging will take place concurrent to parts2clean from the 12th through the 14th of October, 2010.
"Only" is normally a word which signifies limitation – not so for parts2clean. In this case, the exclusive focus on the process sequence for parts, surface and tool cleaning is the trade fair’s recipe for success, which in the meantime has established itself as the leading international trade fair in its field. This is not least due to the fact that nearly all users come to the event with substantial undertakings in mind. "In 2009 as well, we had lots of concrete discussions at our booth, and roughly 40% of the visitors even brought samples along with them, for which they needed cleaning solutions", explains Hans-Jörg Wössner, fully authorised representative of acp GmbH, with regard to his experience at the trade fair. On the one hand it’s the large number of highly valuable leads, and on the other hand the continuously growing requirements for efficient cleaning solutions in a wide variety of industries for many different materials that are stimulating demand for exhibition floor space at parts2clean, which will take place from the 12th through the 14th of October, 2010. And thus already at the end of January, just under 75% of the exhibition floor space occupied in 2009 has been reserved. The exhibition portfolio encompasses systems and processes, as well as process media and their conditioning, for degreasing, cleaning, deburring and pre-treatment of parts, parts baskets and workpiece carriers, handling and process automation, cleanroom technology, job-shop cleaning, quality assurance, test methods and analysis procedures.Cleaning – a Critical Factor in Production and Maintenance Processes
The fact that equipment and services for parts, surface and tool cleaning are deemed "critical" factors in the manufacturing and maintenance processes is indicative of increasing worldwide demand: Cleanliness requirements are becoming more and more rigorous along with simultaneously increasing cost pressure and ever stricter environmental regulations. This necessitates cleaning solutions which make it possible to optimise process quality and/or costs, regardless of whether simple or highly demanding cleaning tasks are involved. The time required for cleaning frequently plays an important role as well, for example in order to increase production capacity or, where maintenance is concerned, to minimise machine downtime and thus reduce costs. New developments which result in reduced energy and resources consumption are also seen as growth generators in the cleaning industry. These include, for example, the general trend towards smaller cars and engines with reduced fuel consumption, whose components place greater demands on precision, and thus cleaning as well. Whether photovoltaic or wind power turbines are involved – a great variety of cleaning tasks arises in the field of renewable power generation as well, which have to be implemented cost-effectively in an environmentally sound fashion.
Cleaning as a Helpful R&D Tool
One aspect which has attracted only minimal attention in the past is the influence of cleaning on component design. On the one hand, a component’s layout determines subsequent cleaning requirements to a great extent – for example a through-hole is usually easier and faster to clean than its counterpart, the blind hole. On the other hand, knowledge of the options made available by the various cleaning technologies can lead to new-found freedom in design engineering. The use of a dry cleaning process prior to component painting is cited here as an example, because in this case there’s no more need to worry about liquid being carried over to downstream processes due to dipper-like tool shapes.
Thanks to its broad ranging, in-depth offerings, parts2clean opens up a great variety of different approaches to exploiting optimisation potential – from components R&D to production planning, manufacturing and quality control, right on up to maintenance, upkeep and reprocessing.
Protection After Cleaning
The integrated COROSAVE trade fair consistently picks up the process sequence where parts2clean leaves off with temporary corrosion protection, preservation and packaging for cleaned components and surfaces. Whereas efficient cleaning of parts and surfaces is used to fulfil the specified cleanliness requirements, manufacturing and maintenance companies are focusing to an ever greater extent on maintaining cleanliness during storage and transport. With the required combination of equipment and services for defining, fulfilling, substantiating and documenting the specified degree of cleanliness, as well as its maintenance until further processing or delivery of the parts to the customer, parts2clean and COROSAVE offer solutions for both of these important issues at a single location.