MECHANICAL CLEANING

Test to Find Answers to a Cleaning Solution Dilemma

Finding the best cleaning fluid for a specific application is possible by carrying out practical trials, backed by lab analyses.

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

EcoClean's EcoCcore Now Manufactured in U.S.

Location gives customers in North America more immediate access to knowledge, skills and resources for training, parts and service. 
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Factors to Consider When Replacing Legacy Parts Washers

This article explores the benefits of replacing legacy parts washers, new innovations in parts washer systems and how to find the best parts washer for an application.

Tool Rack Reduces Workspace Clutter

Stores frequently used shop tools within easy reach.

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2019 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Class includes Frank Altmayer, Arthur Brace, Ken Kreeger, Marc LeBaron, Ray Lucas, Joseph Manzoli, Jerry Poll, William Safranek and Don Snyder.

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Abner Brenner, Dr. George E.F. Brewer, Daniel Brockman, Richard Crain, Pieter de Lange, Ronald Duncan, Dr. Erwin Gemmer, David Marsh and Blair Vandivier were picked by an independent panel of industry executives.
     

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

ASK THE MECHANICAL CLEANING EXPERT

How To Reduce Steps Required In Nonferrous Surface Finishing

Mike Valenti

Mike Valenti

Product Manager, Cleaners and Nonferrous Surface Preparation, Hubbard-Hall

The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and Hubbard-Hall’s Mike Valenti explains how both come with their own unique needs .

The cleaning and surface preparation of nonferrous, soft metals can require multiple and complex steps. Manufacturers using these alloys continue to require more efficient and less complex processes. The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and both come with their own unique needs. Below we discuss the specific challenges that come with finishing copper ...READ MORE

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Top Reasons to Switch to a Better Cleaning Fluid

Venesia Hurtubise from MicroCare says switching to the new modern cleaning fluids will have a positive impact on your cleaning process.
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Choosing the Right Vapor Degreasing Method

Venesia Hurtubise with MicroCare says experience and expertise are helpful in optimizing and developing cleaning cycles that will best suit a specific job.
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INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs Greatly Increase Cut Rate

Norton Saint-Gobain’s BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs dissipate grinding heat to offer a 50% increase in cut rate and disk life over the original Blaze F980.

Hubbard-Hall’s Aquaease Infinity Line Cleaners Reduce Costs

The company says its line of cleaners and Arbortech membrane technology can reduce cleaning costs by 35% and reclaim 95% of production cleaner.
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Ecoclean Service App Available for IOS, Android

App enables two-way exchange between equipment users and Ecoclean customer service employees via video call and chat functions.