Dürr Ecoclean: Effective Entry into Aqueous Part Cleaning

At AMB, the international exhibition for metalworking, Dürr Ecoclean will present its EcoCCube, an extremely compact cleaning machine. The small footprint and low weight as well as the complete equipment and ready-to-connect construction enable fast and easy integration of the user-friendly front-loading system into production. The EcoCCube thus provides an optimal access into aqueous spray cleaning.


Whether parts are machined, stamped or deep-drawn, aqueous component cleaning with alkaline, neutral or acidic media ranks among the most widely employed cleaning technologies in many industries and in remanufacturing. Though, depending on the degree of completion, the downstream process and the specific industry, cleanliness requirements vary. When simpler cleaning tasks or intermediate cleaning have to be performed effectively and efficiently, Dürr Ecoclean’s EcoCCube holds many aces. These include, on the one hand, its space-saving footprint of just 2100 x 1630 x 1855 mm/ 6.90 x 5.35 x 6.10 ft. (length x width x height) and its low weight. The two-stage (washing/rinsing) and ready-to-connect spray unit with hot-air drying can thus be integrated easily and in minimum time into any manufacturing environment. On the other hand, the user-friendly front-loading system with integrated manual loading device convinces with flexibility. Parts soiled with oil and or emulsion can be cleaned as individual or as bulk components. The all-round spray system with four nozzle sets works with a high circulation flow rate, both when cleaning and when rinsing. The cleaning effect of the medium used can additionally be increased through rotation of the parts in the work chamber. Parts drying is performed by hot air circulation without loss of vapour to the environment. The EcoCCube’s freely programmable control system allows for storing 10 programs, thus enabling to clean different components parts-specifically. An intuitive HMI control panel makes the selection and start of the programme in question easy and safe, which contributes to high process reliability.

Efficiency through high throughput and long bath service life
The effective cleaning, rinsing and drying operations enable that up to 12 batches, each with a maximum weight of 80 kg (176 lbs.), can be cleaned per hour. Contaminants brought into the bath are continuously removed from the fluids by an integrated full-stream filtration and an oil skimmer. Thus, a long bath service live is achieved. Moreover, it attains its operating temperature quickly and energy-efficiently due to the optimized dimensions of two standard flood tanks.This in combination with the high throughput results in cost-efficient cleaning processes and helps to reduce costs per unit in manufacturing.