At Parts2Clean in Stuttgart (Stuttgart Exhibition Center, Hall 3, Stand E22 23 – 25 October 2018), Meech International will be demonstrating the ability of its latest 3D component cleaning technologies to boost production and slash costs in a range of manufacturing sectors. IonWash, Meech’s freestanding 3D component cleaning system, incorporates extremely powerful ionisation, as well as blowing and vacuuming airflows, providing a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to manual cleaning. Meech’s versatile JetStream is a world-leading solution for contamination removal for both large and small applications in a variety of industries.
Ralph Simon, Area Sales Manager at Meech International says: “Our new IonWash and JetStream systems are already enjoying considerable success in the automotive industry, but regardless of the sector, many companies around the world are under pressure to have component parts cleaned to an increasingly high standard and at an affordable cost. Parts2Clean provides the ideal platform for us to demonstrate the benefits of these technologies to an audience that will quickly recognise their potential.”
Designed for the cleaning of components in a range of sectors, including automotive, aerospace and electronics, IonWash has a specialist design which sees its multi-directional ionising airflow nozzles capable of being positioned to cover all surfaces of a 3D component. Its flexible design allows the high volume ionising airflow to be directed for a programmed optimal time onto uneven surfaces of the components being cleaned, neutralising static charges and loosening contaminants in the process. Simultaneously, high volume negative (vacuum) air flow extracts the contamination by pulling it into a vacuum chamber where it is filtered. By providing instant positive and negative high volume airflows, the cycle time is significantly reduced.
Another key feature of the IonWash is the inclusion of in-built safety features and intelligent performance monitoring systems. In the event the system experiences any technical issues, an alarm will notify the operator, ensuring thorough cleaning is maintained at all times.
“From the point of inception, the IonWash was developed with ease of use and cleaning efficiency in mind,” continues Simon. “It was also devised in response to a need for fast and consistent cleaning of 3D components. Historically, the cleaning of 3D parts has always been undertaken either by operators handling air guns, or through the use of a compressed air powered unit controlled by a foot switch. With the IonWash, operator intervention is greatly reduced and so are inconsistent results. Because the IonWash is such a time-efficient and effective technology, the end user is getting a consistently high level of contaminant removal with every cleaning cycle – the more contamination is removed from the component’s surface, the higher the quality of the finished product will be.”
Trusted across a diverse range of industries and applications, Meech’s JetStream incorporates an ionising air knife system to eliminate surface static charges. Designed to produce higher profitability and more manageable production yields, JetStream has been proven to stabilise and increase FTP rates, improve ‘start of week’ dirt levels, and require lower maintenance than alternatives.
“We’ve put everything we know about static control and air technology into JetStream to provide unrivalled cleaning of 3D components,” continues Simon. “It produces a better, more reliable performance, it’s proven in practice, energy efficient, has optimised cleaning technology and is easy to maintain.
“We are delighted to be presenting both the IonWash and JetStream to the audience at Parts2Clean. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions and demonstrate just how effective these machines are at cleaning numerous components, allowing businesses to decrease product rejections and optimise production flow.”