PCx Show Promises New, Efficient Ways to Clean Parts
Exhibitors say customers want more effective parts cleaning. Today’s high-tech automated systems meet exacting standards.
Almost all of the exhibitors at the Products Finishing-sponsored Parts Cleaning Expo and Conference April 21-22 in Columbus, Ohio, are projecting a greater demand on effective parts cleaning in the years to come.
“The parts cleaning market outlook is good,” says Parker Nickolay of CoolClean Technologies. “In recent years it has been dominated by aqueous and solvent cleaning, but new technology is fostering development of smaller parts with more complex geometries that will be more difficult to clean with traditional Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC, Ransohoff.”
Eric Borgstedt, marketing manager for Honeywell Maxon , says this year’s PCx show—which is being co-located with the Precision Machining Technology Show—will be his company’s first.
“With many older solvents being phased out due to environmental or safety regulations, solvent users are actively looking for an environmentally preferable solvent option they can rely on for years to come,” he says.
As the industry continues to move forward, Chris Schiele of Magnus Equipment said he sees the future in the parts cleaning market as a ‘one stop shop’ concept.
“By automating conveyors and reducing equipment footprints, we are able to handle cleaning, material handling, and finishing all in one place, using less space,” says Schiele. “As technology continues to advance, we see the one-stop shop becoming a more prevalent concept with parts cleaning.”