HORA eTec doubles its capacity for parts cleaning

• Increasing production volume entails investment
• Sustainable and energy-efficient parts cleaning
• Increased delivery performance and trouble-free processes

Sustainable parts cleaning: With the investment in a new washing plant, HORA eTec is adjusting the downstream production processes to the increased production volume. The manufacturer of electrical components is now able to clean more than double the amount with just one washing cycle. This increases delivery performance and flexibility for its customers. With the expansion of parts cleaning, HORA eTec is continuing its path towards cleaning with environmentally compatible solvents.

“With the expansion of our parts cleaning, we are making an active contribution to an environmentally friendly and sustainable production”, stresses Dirk Niestrat, Managing Director of HORA eTec. “We are consistently pursuing our strategy of abandoning the use of solvents that are harmful to the environment and health with this investment.” While in the electrical industry cleaning is usually based on fluorocarbon solvents, HORA eTec uses only modified alcohol for the downstream production process.

Investment due to increasing production output

An increasing production output had led to the investment in the new cleaning plant. Previously, HORA eTec was able to clean four parts baskets of 20 kilograms each in one washing cycle. Now the cleaning capacity increases to more than twice the amount of parts. The new PERO R2 processes nine 20 kg baskets per washing cycle.

“This increased throughput immensely improves our delivery performance”, says Niestrat. The manufacturer also optimizes its processes in terms of energy efficiency. Despite the larger cleaning volume, the energy requirement is reduced. The new PERO R2 consumes more than 40 percent less energy during operation than the previous cleaning system.

Almost all metals are cleanable

With the solvent used, almost all metals can be cleaned of chips, among other things. Cleaning is carried out without any corrosion, oxidation, discoloration, etching, matting or other surface damage. In future, all electrical parts produced at HORA eTec will be cleaned using the system.

While the new PERO R2 was installed at the main site in Bünde, the old PERO V2 serves as a safety device, explains Niestrat: “Thanks to reliable production processes, we are able to significantly reduce the susceptibility to malfunctions and are now future-proof.”

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