Welding cells and robot cleaning
Critical process cleaning is an indispensable aspect of the automotive manufacturing industry, particularly when it comes to welding cells and robots.
Ensuring that these critical components are clean and free from contaminants is essential for maintaining high-quality manufacturing processes and product quality. Dry ice cleaning provides an efficient and thorough method for achieving this critical cleaning in automotive production, contributing to improved product consistency and process reliability.
What normally could take hours can be done in minutes.
- Cleaning while hot – Less down-time
- In-situ cleaning – Less down-time
- 100% Clean – Less rejects
- Environmentally friendly – No chemicals
- Reduces labor cost – safe to use – No secondary waste
With a high investment cost of each tire making mold, a long life is a must. Dry ice blasting has for the last 30 years been the preferred cleaning methods for tire molds because it is fast, efficient, dry and absolutely without any damage to the valuable mold.
The impact speed and expansion of CO2 on impact makes it possible to clean the important vent holes in molds.
Regular maintenance of automated production equipment is key to achieving the volume and quality required by manufacturing industries. To this end, having a customized integrated cleaning and preventative maintenance program in place and diligently monitored is essential. Such a program helps extend the life and service of assets, promoting efficiency, reliability, and overall success in manufacturing operations.
Challenging contaminants that can be produced during the production process include, but are not limited to:
Effectively managing and removing these contaminants is crucial for maintaining the integrity of production equipment and ensuring product quality in manufacturing industries.
The regular removal of the mentioned contaminants is essential in preventing the buildup that can damage wrist axis joints, clamps, grippers, locating pins, and part presence sensors around automated equipment. Neglecting to do so can lead to costly downtime and the need for technicians to remove accumulated slag and dirt before repair work can commence. Timely maintenance and cleaning procedures are crucial to minimize disruptions and maintain the operational efficiency of automated equipment in manufacturing settings.
Indeed, a “NO CONTACT CLEANING SYSTEM” offers significant advantages for all automated equipment. This approach not only prevents wear and tear on sensitive components but also ensures a thorough and efficient cleaning process without the risk of damage, ultimately contributing to the longevity and consistent performance of the equipment.
Lightweight materials used to manufacture Gun Heads, Grippers, and Tooling Stations are damaged by traditional methods of Slag and Debris removal. Dry Ice provides for the removal of problem causing contaminants without damage to the equipment.
Dry ice cleaning offers a more efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cleaning methods, eliminating the need for scraping, chiseling, hammering, or the use of toxic chemical cleaners. This approach is not only safer for the environment but also more gentle on the equipment and surfaces being cleaned, ensuring a thorough and damage-free cleaning process.
The efficiency of manufacturing processes is significantly improved with dry ice cleaning, as it restores components like grippers, welding guns, locating pins, and tooling stations to their original working condition. Moreover, during breakdowns or maintenance, engineers can quickly isolate and repair defective equipment without the arduous task of removing stubborn weld slag. This streamlined approach minimizes downtime, maximizes equipment performance, and ultimately enhances overall operational efficiency in manufacturing.
We provide detailed insight into the benefit of cleaning with dry ice for the many industries
where dry ice is the preferred cleaning method.