Application example: Flexible cleaning system

The following requirements formed the basis for the design of this cleaning system:

  • Fulfilment of the required residual contaminant specifications
  • Cycle time
  • Highest economy
  • Greatest possible flexibility


For this purpose, the cleaning tasks were divided into three process steps:

In the first area of the system, the components are pre-cleaned from adhering machining chips and machining emulsion after the last machining.

The workpieces are then deburred and cleaned at high pressure in the robot cells.

Finally, the workpieces are cleaned in rinsing modules with a finely filtered medium.

In the subsequent drying process, the parts are dried using hot air and vacuum technology and cooled to the required temperature for the subsequent processes.

At full capacity, the system achieves an impressive cycle time of 32 seconds/component. To conserve resources, only those units that are actually needed are switched on. The modular design also makes it possible to only partially integrate the system into the process, e.g. for pre-cleaning.

Component changes can be reacted to quickly and efficiently. In this way, a tailor-made system can be configured for any application within a very short time.