Published On: Mon, Aug 5th, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean develops flexible robotized cleaning system for Chinese and Indian market

Dürr Ecoclean Group, a provider of industrial cleaning, automation and filtration solutions, has introduced the new EcoCAgile cleaning system based on the need of Chinese and Indian customers.

Technically the robotized cleaning system is based on the EcoCFlex Classic which is marketed in Europe and the US. Compared to its role model the footprint of the EcoCAgile has been reduced by 40%.

Dürr Ecoclean develops flexible robotized cleaning system for Chinese and Indian market

Dürr Ecoclean develops flexible robotized cleaning system for Chinese and Indian market

According to Dürr Ecoclean, the flexibility of EcoCAgile is based on various selectable processes and the part handling with a fully integrated robot without protecting jacket. The new gripper, which is faster and smaller, adds to shorter cycle times. The glazed housing offers visibility of the cleaning process.

The system is configured for cleaning parts, such as crankcases, cylinder heads, crankshafts, and transmission as well as mechatronic components, measuring up to 450 x 400 x 400 mm (L x W x H) and weighing up to 45kg, which is said to cover 80% of the needs in the target markets.

Due to its modular design, the EcoCAgile can be employed for intermediate cleaning processes between different production steps. The parts to be cleaned can be supplied to the cleaning machine manually, via roller conveyor systems or gantry systems.

The built-in robot transports the part into the cleaning chamber where it gets cleaned by injection flood washing (IFW). During the IFW process the part is flooded with the cleaning liquid and turned. At the same time, a jet creates strong currents and turbulences within the liquid washing over and around the part and removing particulate remains from blind holes, cavities and recesses.

A major advantage of this cleaning process is its versatility, explains Dürr Ecoclean. The jet system in IFW does not have to be adjusted to target each specific part; it offers a good level of cleanliness for parts of most diverse shapes and sizes. The basic cleaning process including loading, unloading and drying takes about 60s.

Additionally Dürr Ecoclean’s EcoCAgile can be equipped with a module for high pressure cleaning and deburring at 300 bar and different tools, which include a high pressure linear unit for cleaning oil channels, a nozzle rack for deburring surfaces and a high pressure lance. Users can freely combine these tools for specific individual requirements.

Part drying is carried out by a compressed air blower system. In case absolutely dry parts are required, the EcoCAgile system can be equipped with a vacuum drying system.

Dürr Ecoclean adds that the system provides good cleaning results, high flexibility and an energy efficient cleaning solution. For extending the life-span of the recirculated cleaning media, EcoCAgile comes with an integrated filtration system with bag filters as a standard. Optionally a filter system with automatic back flush filter and also an oil separator is available.