Innovation provider

Präzitec Gesellschaft für Präzisions-Bearbeitungstechnik und Werkzeugbau mbH

Contact

Ms Doehrer
Präzitec GmbH
Feldstraße 5
59425 Unna (Germany)
Tel.: +49 (0) 2303-251560
www.praezitec.de info@praezitec.de

Description

After machining, cooling lubricants are usually washed off the components or removed by means of compressed air. Both processes require a lot of energy and pollute the workstations. The disposal of the resulting waste is subject to special monitoring to ensure that environmental pollution levels are kept to a minimum.
 
The dry-cleaning process makes use of electromagnetically generated vibrations, which are transferred to the component to be cleaned. It operates in frequency ranges of between 35 and
50 Hz, at which levels the oils and cooling lubricants on the surface are first put in a state of suspension, then shaken loose, vacuumed off and made available for recycling. A thin film of oil remains on the components for temporary protection against corrosion.

Advantages

  • no VOC emissions
  • no waste water generation
  • 80 % reduction of operating costs

Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

Dry-cleaning of workpieces using electromagnetic vibrations is a completely new method which
makes the use of environmentally polluting solventsunnecessary. VOC emissions are completely avoided.

The compact "vibro-tec" dry-cleaning system can be integrated into the production process and used at various stages within it. No harmful emissions (aerosols, etc.) are produced through its application, which means that comparatively few precautions need to be taken at the workstations.

Application examples



Cost

National programme funds

Downloads

Current stage of development

Entering the market 

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent applied for

Country of origin

Germany

Country of application

Year

2005

National Contact Point

Daniel de Graaf
Umweltbundesamt
Wörlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Tel. +49 (0)340 21033407
Fax. +49 (0)340 21043407

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