parts2clean Expert Forum – the source of knowledge on component cleaning
– Bilingual presentations on a wide variety of cleaning topics
– Expertise in quality assurance and cost optimization
Stuttgart/Hannover. Component cleaning has now established itself as an indispensable step in the manufacturing process. In addition to defined particulate or film residue requirements, economic and ecological aspects also need to be taken into consideration. This frequently requires investment in technology for industrial parts and surface cleaning. At the same time, companies across all sectors are faced with the question of how to achieve the required level of cleanliness in a stable and sustainable way at the lowest possible cost and how to ensure that this cleanliness is maintained until the next process step or until delivery to the customer.
“The extensive range of products and services at parts2clean enables users to find out detailed information about various solutions for the range of tasks involved in component cleaning and to make informed decisions,” explains Olaf Daebler, director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. As at mid-March, around 200 companies from 12 countries have already registered to take part in the 12th leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning in Stuttgart from 24 to 26 June 2014.
Added value – extensive cleaning expertise
With the bilingual Expert Forum, parts2clean is one of the most in-demand sources of knowledge when it comes to expertise on industrial parts and surface cleaning. “The Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance is responsible for technical coordination of the program, which covers various areas of cleaning technology,” reports Daebler. “A total of 30 speakers will be giving presentations on everything from the basics to specialist issues.” All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted (German <> English).
The four presentations in the first session on Tuesday (24 June) focus on the topic of “Process and engineering knowledge”. This includes presentations on knowledge-based process control in industrial parts cleaning, the selection and positioning of nozzles for spray cleaning, the performance range of modified alcohols and the design of workpiece carriers for individually positioned parts. The afternoon program is organized by the Fachverband industrielle Teilereinigung e.V. (FiT) and features the Quality Podium. This includes five presentations on process chain analysis as an approach for avoiding errors, with possible solutions being shown and best-practice applications presented. The session concludes with a podium discussion of the topic: “Knowledge transfer and competence – supply and demand”.
On the second day of the trade fair, the morning session focuses on cleaning processes, pre-treatment and coating. Topics addressed include current trends in precision cleaning with ultrasound and potential applications for laser beam cleaning in the automotive and motor vehicle industry. Entitled “Needs-based deburring with the right process”, the afternoon session will see speakers present a variety of deburring solutions as well as their possibilities and limitations. On the third day, the Expert Forum begins with a series of presentations on the maintenance and preparation of cleaning baths.
The program includes presentations on avoiding component waste through efficient wash water treatment and on measured value surface tension for the control and management of the surfactant effect in parts cleaning. The afternoon session looks at methods for particle contamination, with presentations on a variety of topics, including systematic manufacturing analysis in order to reduce waste due to contamination, real-time measurement of particle agglomeration on surfaces, and VDA 19, the set of regulations on checking technical cleanliness, the new edition of which is in the final stages of completion.
In parallel to parts2clean, O&S (international trade fair for surface treatments and coating), LASYS (international trade fair for laser material processing) and the AUTOMOTIVE Expo will take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from 24 to 26 June 2014.
For more information, the complete Expert Forum program, the range of exhibits and the provisional list of exhibitors, visit www.parts2clean.de.