SurfaceTechnology Germany Exhibition

June 24th, 2020 8:16 am | by Admin

Due to the new scheduling situation this year, SurfaceTechnology GERMANY will now run parallel to parts2clean, the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning. The two trade shows are related not only thematically but are also located side by side at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center in Halls 7 and 9.

 

Current and future topics in the SurfaceTechnology forum|
One highlight at SurfaceTechnology is always the expert forum , where specialists from science and industry discuss current issues and present new trends. Under the heading of Cleaning and Pretreatment, topics include industrial cleaning with pulsed laser systems, activation of plastics prior to electroplating, and gas phase activation with SO3.

Another topic is lightweight construction viewed from the perspective of surface technology. The multi-material mix challenge for corrosion protection plays just as much a role here as innovative surface technology in the context of new lightweight construction scenarios or, more practically, the treatment of magnesium surfaces.

The forum also covers new processes in electroplating technology, including cyanide-free electroplating of bronze coatings as a potential nickel replacement layer, decorative and functional surface protection, friction-enhancing and friction-reducing coatings, and RT-hardening zinc lamella coating. In addition to energy and material efficiency and processes for physical surface treatment.

The speakers will also look to the future: high-speed deposition welding, cross-technology hybrid coatings, smart surface control or job planning with artificial intelligence – the expert forum shows how surface technology is changing.

Another subject of great interest will be Industrie 4.0, which covers quality assurance and process optimisation in surface technology, interface standardisation with OPC UA, intelligent service systems and augmented reality for the electroplating technology of tomorrow. Finally, REACh cannot be left off the list of topics.

Fraunhofer IPA presents Stuttgart Surface Technology Prize
One reason to celebrate at SurfaceTechnology GERMANY is the regular awarding of the Stuttgart Surface Technology Prize “Die Oberfläche” (The Surface) , which the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA is presenting for the seventh time. The award ceremony was postponed along with SurfaceTechnology GERMANY, so the application phase was extended to August 14. The award ceremony takes place on Tuesday, 27 October. The competition recognizes applications and technologies from all disciplines of surface technology that enable certain products or technologies. The jury also considers the criteria of innovation leap, sustainability and industrial feasibility.

Mirka celebrates 20 years of dust-free sanding

May 20th, 2020 12:19 pm | by Admin

For two decades, Mirka has been at the forefront of dust-free sanding, thanks to an invention that revolutionised workplaces all around the world. By developing an abrasive that features a net structure instead of a conventional paper backing, Mirka was able to introduce extremely efficient on-tool dust removal that improves both the work quality and working environment. Mirka simply called the new abrasive Abranet.

Manufactured with Mirka’s patented technology, the net structure of the Abranet abrasive ensures a sanding particle is never more than 0.5 millimetres from a dust extraction hole. This means that sanding grains are able to retain their cutting power and the resulting dust is safely removed. Abranet is highly resistant to dust pills and clogging and is easily cleared to ensure optimal use out of every abrasive. With every coarseness grade providing excellent results, the original Abranet and its many versions are best combined with Mirka’s efficient and ergonomic power tools and dust extractors. New versions of the Abranet continue to be developed and patented.

“The Mirka Abranet net abrasive is a product of true Finnish ingenuity and ability to think outside the box. What started out as a laboratory experiment quickly proved its worth and it’s a perfect example of the Mirka way of doing things,” says Hans Hede, development engineer and one of the “fathers” of Abranet.

Today, 20 years later, dust-free sanding is widely accepted as an industry standard, with many competitors having seen the advantages of the Abranet approach. Original Mirka Abranet abrasives and their patented technology come from the Mirka factory in Jeppo, Finland, where it all started.

Mirka is looking forward to many more decades of dust-free and safe working environments, made better every day by the products and solutions it continues to develop and manufacture.

Mirka (UK) Ltd
Tel: 01908 866100
Email: enquiries@mirka.com
www.mirka.com

ANCA joins the fight against COVID-19 – manufacturing components for life-saving ventilators

May 14th, 2020 10:41 am | by Admin

Manufacturing components for life-saving ventilators

Coming to the aid of a medical system crushed worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic, ANCA has joined an important consortium to rapidly manufacture invasive ventilators within Australia. This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive. Banding together with other Australian manufacturing businesses, the consortium can harness various industry capabilities to make more ventilators sooner.

Building on over 45 years of innovation, ANCA has taken its industry know-how to pivot to COVID-19 related manufacturing to support national efforts to produce more ventilators. ANCA’s dedicated project team will draw on the skills and experience of engineers and manufacturing production teams to support this venture while maintaining business-as-usual production, service and support for its global customers.

Co-founder and managing director, Pat Boland says: “ANCA is an advanced manufacturer that supplies to a wide range of industries, a key one being the medical industry. In fact, ANCA has been classified in the US as an essential industry because so many of our customers are manufacturing medical components.”

ANCA is a manufacturer of CNC machines that produce quality precision cutting tools. Its experience in advanced manufacturing means it can guarantee a micron precision, a capability which means the company could pivot and utilise its machine shop to manufacture parts for the ventilators. Australian-based company, ANCA exports 98 percent of their product and boasts a global network to service customers worldwide. Fully Australian and privately owned, ANCA machines have the capacity to machine components in brass, aluminium, plastic and steel and has skilled assembly capabilities.

Pat Boland adds: “ANCA is Melbourne-based and we are very excited by the prospect of being involved with a home grown project and helping make a contribution to the manufacturing industry, making ventilator components and sub-assemblies to support urgent medical requirements.”

Around the world, it is predicted that total demand for ventilators could run into the tens of thousands, with existing manufacturers unable to meet demand.

“This is a global emergency and, in my view, it is incumbent on every individual in every organisation to do everything they can to help deal with it. In the case of ANCA, we have capabilities that are a good match and it’s the right thing to do. We are very good at manufacturing the kind of parts that are needed for ventilators and it is a really great way for us as an organisation to give something back to the community,” says ANCA Group CEO, Chris Hegarty.

“ANCA is a global company, but while we do have some resources offshore for manufacturing, most of our engineering is in Australia and a significant proportion of our manufacturing capabilities are here as well; so that’s why we are able to help.”

With production already in progress to meet tight timeframes; ANCA has hit the ground running with dedicated machinists willingly working weekends and over the Easter break to make parts and help combat coronavirus.

Production operations manager, Mark Patman explains: “With an extremely tight timeframe, we’ve jumped in and started manufacturing the parts. It’s a team effort across the business to get it done. As a well-established global business, a lot of the processes required to deliver this type of project are already in place at ANCA. We can leverage off all our systems to be able to deliver the project.”

ANCA is utilising a cross-functional team comprising manufacturing, supply chain, project management, stores logistics, and safety to support this crucial work.

Demonstrating agility in moving from machine tools to ventilators, ANCA already has a working relationship with the AMGC and is pleased to be collaborating with Grey Innovation to ensure that Australia does not have a shortfall in ventilators, critical for its COVID-19 response. Answering the call from the Australian Government, rapid production will continue to supply contracts and contribute to the coronavirus crisis strategy.

Video file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXUjVzvumw&t 

ANCA (UK) Ltd
Tel: 024 76 447000
Email: ukinfo@anca.com
www.anca.com

Clean air from just £0.26 per employee per day

May 12th, 2020 12:31 pm | by Admin

There’s not much you can buy for £0.26 these days, but it can buy you a breath of fresh air!
Leading industrial air cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems Ltd’s brand-new ATLAS service programme aims to make it as hassle free as possible for UK manufacturers to ensure their employees are breathing clean, safe air.

From as little as £0.26 per employee per day, based on a facility with 25 employees, with up to 10 Filtermist units requiring four site visits per year in a Bronze contract.

Filtermist can provide a bespoke service that includes routine and reactive maintenance, and thorough examination and testing (TExT) for Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems, so employers can be confident they’re protecting their workforce from hazardous airborne contaminants and operating in compliance with relevant HSE regulations including COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health).

COSHH regulations require all LEV systems to be thoroughly examined and tested by a competent person at least once every 14 months, sometimes as frequently as once every month depending on the nature of the application.

“The current situation resulting from COVID-19 means cashflow is even higher on the agenda for most businesses than usual,” comments UK LEV and Service sales manager, Carl Latham. “ATLAS is designed to make it more manageable for customers to ensure they’re ticking that all important box of protecting their people and remaining compliant with HSE and Environment Agency Regulations, whilst keeping an eye on the bottom line.”

Signing up to an ATLAS contract also means customers no longer have to remember to book regular services and LEV tests. This is all handled by Filtermist’s dedicated service team.

The ATLAS programme includes packages tailored for oil mist, dust, fume and spray LEV systems across three service levels: bronze, silver and gold, enabling customers to choose the best option for their specific requirements. Each level can be paid for annually, quarterly, or monthly under contracts with periods that vary between 12 and 36 months, depending on the customer’s requirements.

All packages include service visits, an annual LEV test, a dedicated account manager and a 24hour response time for all breakdowns. Silver and gold levels offer additional benefits including weekend callouts, breakdown voucher visits, and even filter consumables in some cases.

“The name ATLAS comprises the first letter of each word that this service includes: Agreement for TExT of LEV, Aftersales and Service, meaning support/prop,” continues Carl Latham. “This is particularly fitting, as this is exactly what the ATLAS service aims to do, support our customers to ensure they provide clean air for their workforce with no admin headaches.”

Full details including a breakdown of each service level can be found at https://www.filtermist.co.uk/filter-servicing-and-spares/.

 Established in Shropshire in 1969, Filtermist’s ethos is to protect people by ensuring cleaner, safer, more productive working environments. The company, part of the Swedish Absolent Group, provides an extensive range of products and services designed to ensure the air in production facilities is free from contaminants such as oil mist, oil smoke, dust, fume and VOCs. If left in the atmosphere airborne particles can be hazardous to health and can pose a fire and slip risk.

Filtermist is best known for manufacturing a range of compact, quiet and efficient oil mist filters which are trusted by world leading manufacturers in more than 60 countries.

In the UK, Filtermist offers a turnkey service that includes initial consultation and project planning, extraction system design, specification, equipment manufacture and supply, installation and commissioning.

Recent acquisitions mean the company is now responsible for a number of product brands in addition to Filtermist oil mist filters. These include Dustcheck process filters, venting filters and dust collectors, Gallito paint finishing solutions, FastClip ducting, XS Automation control panels and Ecogate energy saving technology.

Filtermist is also the UK distributor for sister company Absolent AB and offers comprehensive aftersales services including filtration consumables, COSHH compliant LEV testing, air monitoring and extraction system maintenance throughout the UK.

Filtermist International Ltd
Tel: 01952 290500
Email: sales@filtermist.com
www.filtermist.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guyson provides critical cleaning machines for ventilator challenge

April 27th, 2020 3:16 pm | by Admin

Guyson International Ltd, the UK’s foremost industrial finishing equipment manufacturer, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, is urgently building precision cleaning equipment for the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium. A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK.

Guyson manufactures its Kerry branded ‘Microsolve 250’, a solvent based ultrasonic cleaning machine, which provides precision cleaning of components used in the ventilators and at present supplies them to one of the OEM ventilator makers. The Microsolve 250 Mono-Solvent system has three process stages, comprising of ultrasonic cleaning, followed by vapour rinsing and freeboard drying. Crucially the cleaning process utilising the Guyson System is already cleared by regulators and can support immediate upscaling of production.

The VentilatorChallengeUK consortium is committed to support the NHS’ requirements to treat coronavirus patients and Companies in the consortium have now received formal orders from the Government in excess of 10,000 units.

Having already supplied two existing demonstration units to the consortium, Guyson is now focusing its attention on the manufacture of new systems. Guyson employees have been diverted to this critical manufacturing task and are working longer shifts and committed itself right throughout the Easter period to deal with production of the machines. The first of the new units will follow the most recent refurbished system in 2-3 weeks, a manufacturing lead time which is usually 8-10 weeks.

Guyson has liaised very closely with members of the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, who have offered their own resources to facilitate the fastest possible delivery. Ultimately Guyson has reacted manfully and been able to call on its own supply chain and business partners and rise to the challenge.

Mark Viner, MD of Guyson’s Blast & Wash Divisioncomments: “The response from the team here at Guyson has been immense. Everyone is very much aware of the importance of this initiative and is keen to do their bit. Our welders, fabricators, fitters, electricians and test engineers offer literally whatever it takes to get the job done. Two of our team have even made the 10-hour round trip to our electro-polishing supplier, a critical part of the Microsolve manufacturing process saving us valuable assembly time.”

“I’m very proud of the response from the Guyson team and we are all grateful to be able to play a small part in support of the real heroes on the front line in the battle with the Coronavirus.”

Guyson International Ltd
Tel: 01756 799911
Email: info@guyson.co.uk
www.guyson.co.uk

MicroCare offers new surface cleaners amid Coronavirus outbreak

April 24th, 2020 11:39 am | by Admin

As the world sees the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have a greater impact on the availability of traditional cleaning products used in the manufacturing process, many industries are looking for ways to effectively clean their products and workplaces. In response to those customer requests, MicroCare is expanding its line of surface cleaners in Europe. The purpose is to provide customers with reliable and effective fluids to keep surfaces clean.

“The Coronavirus outbreak led us to evaluate our product line and to identify those products that can be helpful to our customers,” says Scott Wells, MicroCare general manager for Europe. “We have a new product that is ideal for cleaning surfaces.”

The new MultiClean™ MultiTask Surface Cleaner Spray provides safe and high purity cleaning in almost any production environment. It effectively cleans a variety of working surfaces including tables, tools, machinery, gauges, keyboards, mobile phones and more.

It features a 70 percent high purity IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and 30 percent D.I. (Deionised) water mixture that evaporates more slowly, allowing the cleaning fluid to remain on surfaces longer, for better cleaning.

The new aerosol spray cleaner removes flux and white residue from circuit boards, solder paste and uncured epoxy residues from stencils, fingerprints, grease and light oils commonly found in medical device and electronics manufacturing. With excellent materials compatibility, it is safe to use on a variety of metals and plastics.

“When used with MicroCare General Purpose Wipes or Stencil Wipes, the new MultiClean MultiTask Surface Cleaner provides an effective way to help keep manufactured product and facilities clean,” adds Scott Wells.

MultiClean MultiTask Surface Cleaner is manufactured by MicroCare in the UK, facilitating faster delivery to all users throughout Europe.

Since 1983, MicroCare has been the leading manufacturer of cost-effective, environmentally-progressive products for precision cleaning, coating and lubrication. These products are supplied to a wide variety of industries, such as electronics, metal finishing, transportation, photonics, medical devices and aerospace with a goal of helping clients improve their own products, their quality and their processes.

MicroCare also features an on-site critical cleaning lab and a team of experienced field technicians to help companies to use these products properly, safely and economically.

MicroCare Corporation has an ISO 9001-2015 registered quality system and is continually improving and expanding its innovative range of products ensuring it is the favored choice globally. MicroCare Corporation includes MicroCare Sticklers™ and MicroCare Medical™ among its many brands.

MicroCare Europe (UK)
Tel: 0113 350 1008
Email: eurosales@microcare.com
www.microcare.com

Riley Surface World supplies critical machinery to VentilatorChallengeUK

April 24th, 2020 11:34 am | by Admin

Rileys Surface World is proud to have supported the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium with the delivery of two machines critical to the manufacture of ventilators for the fight against Covid-19.

Rolls Royce PLC and GKN Aerospace each have a Kerry Microsolve 250M Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine delivered to their design and manufacturing plants in Filton (Bristol, UK) and Cowes (Isle of Wight, UK), supplied by Riley Surface World.

These quality machines use ultrasonic frequencies to clean parts to a very high specification, essential to parts used in the manufacture of ventilators for medical use.

Many of the consortium members are long term customers and the trust earnt by Rileys Surface World has played a significant role in ensuring rapid delivery of these machines.

“We really appreciate all the stops you’ve pulled out for us on this,” says Martin Williams, chief industrialisation engineer, Rolls-Royce UK.

“I couldn’t be happier. This will make a world of difference to our production flow,” says Glyn Lavell ChPP| programme manager, GKN Aerospace UK

The supply of these machines demonstrates the strength of Riley’s team even in these difficult times.

The first used Kerry 250M was available from stock in Riley’s 5,000 m2 warehouse, having been bought from Thales UK in January to ensure availability of these popular machines.

This machine has been supplied refurbished by Riley’s in-house engineering team in conjunction with long term partner CRV controls. A range of critical spares, commissioning and training is also being supplied alongside the guarantee to confirm Riley’s commitment to supporting the consortium and the NHS.

The second used Kerry 250M machine was sourced from Riley’s industry network as soon as a need was identified across the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium. Once found, Riley’s moved quickly to place the machine with GKN Aerospace over just one weekend.

Riley Surface World thanks its key partners in recognising the importance of these machines and supporting their rapid delivery. CRV Controls has provided engineering support and on-site commissioning and training. The hauliers have also been excellent support responding same day because of the speed of delivery of this project.

The VentilatorChallengeUK consortium includes leading UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors such as Airbus, BAE, Ford, GKN, Rolls Royce, Thales and McLaren F1.

The consortium has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The UK Government has placed orders for ventilators to be delivered as soon as possible and the consortium is making rapid progress.

Ventilators are essential to the NHS and the consortium is supporting existing suppliers to expand production and adding new Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems to the supply chain.

Riley Surface World was established in 1968. It has developed from a traditional machinery merchant into a global marketing platform for the surface finishing industry. It has a huge range of new and used plant and machinery in stock and online, and provides technical consultancy, factory clearances, decommissioning, online auctions and a wide range of asset realisation services to companies worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Riley Surface World
Tel: 01922 458000
Email: info@rileysurfaceworld.co.uk
www.rileysurfaceworld.co.uk

 

New robotic sanding solution

April 24th, 2020 11:28 am | by Admin

Mirka launches first global Automated Industrial Programme to enable advanced robotic surface finish solution for industrial customers

The world’s first patent pending Automated Industrial Programme is being launched globally by Mirka in April 2020, spearheaded by the Mirka AIROS, an innovative, electric Automated Industrial Random Orbital Sander, which integrates with OEMs’ robotic systems to carry out intensive, high work load sanding, where precision and minimal maintenance is critical.

The launch of Mirka’s Automated Industrial Programme marks years of development in partnership with major vehicle manufacturers in the automotive and transport industries. They requested the abrasive specialist’s assistance in evolving its technology to provide a more advanced electric sanding head that is optimised for robots being used in a variety of applications such as the manufacture of vehicles and tier 1 components and is currently being piloted by a range of industry sectors.

The Mirka Automated Industrial Programme comprises the hardware and consumables required to provide a robotic solution for customers, including the AIROS dedicated sanding head and a wide range of abrasives, enhanced by 75 years of Mirka’s technical knowledge, research and development and experience in the abrasives industry.

Mats Bystedt, portfolio manager at Mirka, says: “We are seeing the increasing usage of robots for improving cost-effective production. Our advanced Automated Industrial Programme can be integrated into the two different categories of robot, from the simple to programme and growing cobot collaborative robot to the more industrial robot models, and installed very easily, without requiring special tooling, to provide total control over the RPM and steering, not possible with the pneumatic tools usually used leading to ‘over sanding’ in sensitive areas. Our solution ensures measurement and precision are paramount, providing consistent quality and process optimisation.

“AIROS is the only specially designed, most compact, lightweight sanding head available on the market that can cater for virtually all robotic systems. The pilot customers we have developed this programme with have also said that it requires far less maintenance and replacement parts than previous products they were using. They are also impressed with the way the Mirka team integrates into the whole process in the factory, from the very early stages of the project setting up the parameters, to problem solving and final fine tuning of the sanding process.”

Mirka (UK) Ltd
Tel: 01908 866100
Email: enquiries@mirka.com
www.mirka.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

New dates announced for GrindTec 2020

March 1st, 2020 11:10 am | by Admin

GrindTec 2020 will now take place from 11th to 13th November in the Augsburg Exhibition Centre

The new date for the GrindTec 2020 has been found: the world’s leading trade fair for grinding technology will take place from November 11th to 13th at the Augsburg Exhibition Centre. This means that the sequence of days the industry wanted, namely, starting on a Tuesday and ending on a Friday, could also be achieved.

GrindTec is the most important platform for the grinding technology sector worldwide. Particularly in economically challenging times, the industry needs this event, which contributes significantly to the promotion of exports.

In close coordination with the authorities and municipal offices responsible for the current situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus, and taking into account the recommended actions for major events provided by the Robert Koch Institute, trade fair organiser AFAG decided on Sunday, March 1st, to postpone the GrindTec 2020 until autumn. This decision was backed and endorsed by the event’s technical sponsor FDPW – Precision Toolmakers Trade Association, as well as by the fair’s Advisory Board and by other large GrindTec exhibitors. The City of Augsburg and the responsible administrative districts have also lent their support to the move.

Henning and Thilo Könicke, managing directors of trade fair organiser AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen state: “We’re pleased that we can inform our partners, exhibitors and visitors of a new date for the GrindTec 2020 at short notice and thus can already give them some certainty for their planning. We’re delighted that the world’s leading trade fair for grinding technology can continue to stay in Augsburg and would like to thank the City of Augsburg for their support with the short-term implementation. In determining this new date, we’ve taken particular care to ensure that the event does not clash with other events in the sector. We believe that we have found the best possible date under the current circumstances.”

Starting with the next event in 2022, the GrindTec will again take place at its traditional date in March.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Uwe Schmidt, President of the FDPW – Precision Toolmakers Trade Association comments: “It’s very impressive how the GrindTec decision-makers have worked under a great deal of pressure on a solution. The professionalism with which they have factored in all eventualities is remarkable. Now, with this new date, everyone gets back the planning security they’re used to in connection with GrindTec. We can now eagerly look forward to the autumn of 2020.”

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Saxler, managing director of the FDPW – Precision Toolmakers Trade Association adds: “The postponement of an international trade fair is a decision not taken lightly. There are many parameters that have to be taken into account. I’m very pleased that it was possible to find a new date for the GrindTec 2020 so quickly. The best thing about it is that it will take place at its usual location in Augsburg. A big thank you goes to all those involved for their great cooperation and quick action.”

Dr. Claus Itterheim, ISBE GmbH comments: “In my dual function, as representative of the supporting members in the FDPW, as well as exhibitor at GrindTec, I can only welcome the postponement at this time.”

Gunnar Grecksch, Geschäftsführer VDS – Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke e.V. says: “The Association of German Abrasive Manufacturers (VDS) welcomes the postponement of the GrindTec. Against the background of increasing uncertainty among exhibitors and visitors, this was absolutely the right decision. The member companies of the VDS are already looking forward to a successful GrindTec in November 2020.”

Jochen Wagner, MAW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH adds: “The rapid spread of the corona virus to Europe made it necessary to postpone GrindTec, the leading international trade fair for grinding technology. We expressly welcome this decision, so that the GrindTec in autumn can be held successfully and with a large influx of visitors, as usual.”

Marcus Steudel, J. SCHNEEBERGER Maschinen GmbH comments: “Due to the official requirements and considering the circumstances, it was absolutely the right decision to postpone Grind Tec. We are looking forward to a great fair in November and are sure to be there.”

Up-to-date information is available on a regular basis at www.grindtec.de

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH
Tel: 0049 821 589 82390
Email: grindtec@afag.de
www.grindtec.de

parts2clean 2020: The international hub for component cleanliness

February 21st, 2020 12:50 pm | by Admin

The transformational wave sweeping across numerous industrial sectors and markets is presenting companies with new and ever-shifting challenges and this also applies to industrial component and surface cleaning. This trend is fully reflected by parts2clean 2020. 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 current 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,” says 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 the number one 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 percent, 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 percent 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 percent of the contacts made at the show,” reports Karl-Heinz Menauer, Sales & 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,” says Olaf Daebler.

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 (FiT), 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.

Parts2clean 2020 takes place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from 22nd to 24th October.

Deutsche Messe
Tel: 0049 711 18560 2200
www.messe.de