Ecoclean Machine Combines Deburring and Cleaning
Ecoclean’s EcoCvelox is designed to deburr and clean parts in preparation for subsequent processes such as bonding, sealing and assembly as well as for product function. According to the company, the system is a flexible, modular solution for cost-efficient, high-pressure waterjet deburring and cleaning in a single procedure. The process-dependent configurable and expandable machine has an integrated linear transport system that enables processing parts with dimensions up to 200 × 200 × 200 mm cycle times of only 15 seconds per palette in a one-piece flow. It is said that the integrated CAD/CAM interface allows for quick and easy programming of the high-pressure deburring process — either with a single spindle or a high-pressure turret with up to five tools. Component cleaning and drying can be carried out by injection flood washing, spraying, controlled rinsing and ultrasound, as well as high-speed blowing and vacuum drying. The system can be loaded manually or automatically with a robot or portal system.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
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