The wholescale realignment of industrial sectors, plus the need for resilient supply chains and increased demand for improved sustainability are the driving forces for major changes in industrial parts and surface cleaning.
How these challenges can be mastered will be the focus at parts2clean 2022 – the international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning, running from 11 to 13 October at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center.
Handheld laser systems have emerged in recent years as an efficient cleaning method. (Image: Shutterstock/Surasak_Photo)
From the automotive industry and its suppliers to plant and mechanical engineering, medical and sensor technology, aerospace, energy technology and the semiconductor supply industry – new and modified products and manufacturing technologies in the field of industrial parts and surface cleaning require new, adapted solutions. This is also the case with the recycling of raw materials and the remanufacturing of products, which is becoming increasingly important due to a shortage of raw materials and the need to conserve resources. Added to this are trends like digitization and AI, as well as stricter regulatory requirements and climate protection objectives. "parts2clean addresses all these challenges," explains Hendrik Engelking, Global Director at Deutsche Messe. "Every segment of industrial cleaning technology and all of the relevant suppliers are represented at this flagship fair, which offers a comprehensive overview of trends, technologies, procedures and processes that no other trade fair can rival." The 19th parts2clean will be staged from 11 to 13 October 2022 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center.
Cross-sector solutions and a wide variety of materials
With its cross-industry offerings and broad range of materials on display, parts2clean enables users from all sectors of manufacturing, as well as from reconditioning and recycling, to learn about the latest cutting-edge solutions from industrial cleaning technology and directly compare the various technologies – from wet chemical processes, energy-efficient drying solutions, cleaning containers and workpiece carriers to technologies for dry cleaning such as CO2 snow blasting, plasma, laser, vibration and compressed air processes. Other areas include the control, monitoring and inspection of cleaning, rinsing and drying processes and the degree of cleanliness achieved. Innovative solutions are also being developed in the segments of cleaning automation, including parts handling, developments for the intelligent integration of cleaning processes into connected manufacturing environments and cloud solutions. In addition, the focus will be on cleanliness-compliant manufacturing environments such as cleanrooms. "parts2clean offers an ideal basis for the design of future-proof component cleaning adapted to the respective requirements," comments Engelking.
Added value: Knowledge transfer at bilingual forum
The simultaneously translated (German <> English) presentations by well-known speakers from science, research and industry at the parts2clean three-day specialist forum will provide additional value for the event. "In this way, parts2clean offers national and international visitors one of the most sought-after sources of expertise and valuable information on trends, innovations, benchmark applications and reports from the field," says Engelking. This networking hub for industry know-how – organized jointly with the Fraunhofer Cleaning Business Unit and the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT) – is integrated into the flagship show, and participation is free of charge for visitors and exhibitors. In addition, the presentations this year will once again be streamed live on the event website.