New robotized cleaning system
June 2013 – Dürr Ecoclean presented the new robotized cleaning system EcoCAgile for the first time at the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) at the end of April. The EcoCAgile has been developed especially for the Chinese market and has been very well received from customers visiting the 135 sqm shared booth of Dürr Ecoclean and Schenck RoTec. At the end of the trade fair seven machines were sold to local OEMs and one internationally operating automotive manufacturer.
Technologically the EcoCAgile is based on the EcoCFlex successfully market in the USA and Europe. Supplied with a built-in robot, the EcoCAgile features a most advanced cleaning process ranging from injection flood washing (IFW) via pinpointed cleaning to high-pressure deburring at 300 bar. The basic system is rated for parts weighing up to 40 kg and 60 second treatment cycles. Typical cleaning tasks in mechanical machining of crankcases, cylinder heads, crankshafts, transmission components or mechatronic parts are completely covered with this configuration. This comes up to 80 percent of the market requirements. The system also convinces with its compact design – it is 40 per cent smaller than the EcoCFlex – as well as with a high transparency thanks to the glazed cover panel.
For Dürr Ecoclean the premiere at CIMT from April, 22 to 27, proved that the EcoCAgile meets the needs of the Chinese market. Customers have very well received the newly developed product. The robotized cleaning system is a shared development effort from German and Chinese product developers and engineers aiming at providing Chinese customers with a low-cost and highly flexible cleaning solution. Customer feedback had shown that Chinese customers keep track of the development of flexible cleaning systems in the USA and Europe and that they have a demand for a locally manufactured solution. The EcoCAgile closes this gap. Dürr Ecoclean is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer an alternative to imported robot cells.
CIMT is the largest machine tool show in China and the fourth largest worldwide. It has been launched in 1989 and is organized by the China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association (CMTBA). 1,500 exhibitors from 28 countries were present this year. Besides the latest technologies and product innovations key topics were intelligent and ecological production processes.