Durr Ecoclean’s innovations for the automotive and general industries


DE-UCM_1_redAt the 2015 edition of parts2clean trade fair in 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.

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 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 thaDE_EcoCWave_2-Tank_redt 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.

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