Industrial Cleaning: Flexible Modular Systems

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SLPe 150 Digital



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Bransonic
B3800 Tabletop Ultrasonic Cleaner

Tank Size: 290 x 150 x 150mm
5.5 Litres



Acoustic Sound Enclosure



Sonifier® 450CE (250) Digital



Branson IC1216

Tank Size: 450 x 300 x 300mm
36 Litres
 


Bransonic
B2800 Tabletop Ultrasonic Cleaner

Tank Size: 240 x 140 x 100mm 2.8 Litres


Sonifier® 250CE (450) Analogue



Bransonic
B1800 Tabletop Ultrasonic Cleaner

Tank Size: 140 x 150 x 100mm 1.9 Litres



Bransonic
B8800 Tabletop Ultrasonic
Cleaner

Tank Size: 495 x 290 x 150mm 20 Litres



B200 Ultrasonic Cleaner
The perfect size for jewellery and optical devices
Tank Size: 170 x 90 x 50mm
0.5 litres


Cleaning Solutions


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Multistage Units


An industrial Cleaning system consists of individual stages each of which performs a particular task, such as pre cleaning, cleaning, rinsing and drying. Depending on the soils present and the desired cleaning result, the process can also be enhanced by for example ultrasonics and mechanical agitation of the parts to be cleaned. For some time now, standard systems with a rigid sequence of stages have not been suitable for efficiently performing complex operations.

This has led to the introduction of a concept where individual modules or building blocks were specifically developed so that they could be arranged in any sequence.



A further advantage of the modular approach is that the system can be modified or extended when the production process changes. Modern modular not only work with aqueous processes but also cover cleaning applications in which semi-aqueous and hydro carbons are used.






Cleaning Stages

Heated Ultrasonic Clean
Heated cleaning tank with Ultrasonics Frequency 25 or 40 kHz

 

Heated Cleaning tank
with ultrasonics and surface skimming system. Special 
feature Oil separator

 

Standard Soak clean Standard soak clean
Special feature Under
surface jet
 

Rinsing Stages

Cold rinse tank with weir
Special Features Ultrasonics Heating Compressed gas agitation

 

Counter flowed
Special features Ultrasonics
Heating Vertical agitation

 

Hot air drying system
Forced Circulation Special Features Nitrogen injection
Air filtration
Vacuum Dryer
Special feature




Peripheral Options

Along with the basic building blocks of the modular bench a wide variety of options are available in order that the system is suited to the final use. This includes the use of robotics for an automated system and other add-ons that increase the ability of the plant to clean to the standard required. These options include:

  • Filtration systems
  • Basket moving mechanisms
  • Fume extraction
  • Exhaust air washers
  • Automatic conveyor systems
  • Process control and display
  • Moving beam conveyors
  • Rotation systems
  • Partial and total enclosures
  • Automatic load and unload
  • Deionised water systems
  • Rinse fluid re-circulation systems

The purpose of the modular bench is to select from a standard range of modules to create a purpose designed system. Listed below is a system designed for industry. The graphic representation is expanded to show the finished plant complete with robot.

 

Pre-cleaning in weak
alkaline solution with: 
Under surface jet
Heating

 

Cleaning in weak 
alkaline solution and with:
Ultrasonics from the base
Oil separator
Filtration

 

Rinsing in water with:
Weir
Under surface spray

 




Flexible carrier design

Oil separator with: 
Waste water treatment

DI water rinse with:
DI recirculation
Under surface spray

 

Twin stage Hot air dry

 





Applications
Industrial cleaning plants are used in practically every sector of industry. Because of their flexible modular design they are especially suitable where precision cleaning is required. These industries include:

 

  • Surface treatment
  • Medical appliance
  • Precision mechanics
  • Electrical/electronic
  • Optics
  • Nuclear
  • Metal
  • Aviation
  • Vacuum technology
  • Food Processing
  • Transport

 

Laboratory

 

With the growing complexity of cleaning techniques in recent years, laboratory cleaning tests have become practically indispensable.
In our applications laboratory we try out processes and cleaning solutions to find the most suitable technology. The laboratory is
equipped with the apparatus needed to achieve and prove the cleaning processes. 
From simple visual aids to Ultra-violet scanning Totalsonic can prove the effectiveness of our cleaning technology.

CE Guarding

With any process that involves robotics it is important that all risk assessments have been carried out and that the device complies to the CE guarding directive.
Seen to the left is an example of a fully enclosed plant where the chemistry involved is deemed so aggressive that a total enclosure is necessary. In other cases simple light beam technology may be used. Conveyors in this system are gravity fed however powered units are available on request