Innovative Solutions for Stable Cleaning Processes of Superior Efficiency and Sustainability

Filderstadt / Germany – At this year's parts2clean trade fair in Stuttgart, Dürr Ecoclean will present the innovative EcoCVac dry cleaning system for an energy-saving intermediate cleaning of powertrain components. Moreover, new developments in the fields of aqueous and solvent-based cleaning will be presented. All of these innovations will assist users in implementing more reliable, efficient and sustainable part cleaning processes.

The performance of downstream processing steps and/or the quality and functional reliability of finished products are critically dependent on adequate part cleanliness. At this year's parts2clean, scheduled for June 9 – 11, Dürr Ecoclean will be showcasing innovative developments that set new standards both technically and visually.

One highlight of the trade fair presentation will be the new EcoCVac dry-cleaning system. It has been developed for an energy-saving intermediate cleaning of powertrain parts such as cylinder heads and crankcases in modern engine and transmission production lines. Unlike the pneumatic cleaning equipment conventionally employed between machining operations, the innovative EcoCVac process uses no compressed air at all and hence, eliminates the energy-intensive compressed air generating step. This saves more than 50% of energy. A further advantage is that contaminants will be removed not just from the part, but from the working chamber as well. As a result, the system's process reliability and availability are both enhanced.

For degreasing, pre-cleaning, fine and ultra-fine cleaning in the general industry, Dürr Ecoclean will likewise be presenting innovative solutions at parts2clean. These include the EcoCWave in a new two-tank version for water-based media. Unlike conventional aqueous cleaning machines, it is equipped with round, flow-optimized, upright fluid tanks. This offers various advantages: For example, it prevents the formation of chip and dirt traps in the tanks and thus improves cleaning quality and fluid service life. Powerful pumps and large-diameter piping used throughout the EcoCWave accelerate filling and draining of work chamber and tanks. As a result, non-productive times are minimized and machine throughput is increased.

These benefits are shared by the EcoCCore, a machine setting new standards in solvent-based cleaning that will also be on exhibit. It is designed to operate with non-halogenated hydrocarbons and modified alcohols. This ensures its future viability even if the part range or specifications should change. Moreover, this solvent-based system shines with an extensive standard equipment level that includes, e.g., two flood tanks, heat recovery, and full-flow plus bypass filtration.

When it comes to ultra-fine cleaning applications as encountered in toolmaking, optics and medical equipment manufacturing, the cleaning systems offered by UCM – a member of the Dürr Ecoclean Group – provide unsurpassed levels of cleaning quality, process reliability and cost efficiency. Moreover, they come with unique design details – e.g., a four-sided overflow on all immersion tanks – as a standard feature.

Dürr Ecoclean GmbH will be exhibiting in Hall 4, Stand B38 at parts2clean on the Stuttgart Fairgrounds.

As a leading supplier, Dürr Ecoclean supplies automotive manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the broad industrial market, with the latest cleaning technology and systems for surface activation and treatment. With individually tailored technology from Dürr Ecoclean, customers can exploit potential savings for example in unit costs, energy consumption and process time. Dürr Ecoclean is part of the Dürr Group worldwide and has over ten sites in eight countries with approximately 800 employees.

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Products, systems and services offered by Dürr enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Business with automobile manufacturers and their suppliers accounts for approximately 65% of Dürr's sales. Other market segments include, for example, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and – since the takeover of HOMAG Group AG in October 2014 – the woodworking industry. Dürr has 92 business locations in 28 countries. With 14,200 employees, the Group plans to generate sales revenues of € 3.4 - 3.5 billion in 2015. The Dürr Group operates in the market with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry

  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automatic application of paint as well as sealants and adhesives

  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning systems as well as testing and filling technology

  • Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy-efficiency technology

  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and systems for the woodworking industry

Thank you in advance for sending a voucher copy or publication link:

Dürr Ecoclean GmbH, Kathrin Gross, Marketing

Tel +49 711 7006-223, Fax +49 711 7006-148,

More from Electrical Equipment & Systems

All Topics