The AMB in retrospect - Getting to the heart of sustainability
At this year's AMB, the major international metal working trade show in Stuttgart, MAFAC gave an extensive insight into its energy-saving technology for industrial parts cleaning. Under the motto "Purely energy-efficient", visitors had the opportunity to learn about the energy savings potential in the MAFAC machines and processes. Managing Director Joachim Schwarz explains: "It has always been our goal to develop ecological processes and machine technologies for aqueous parts cleaning. For this reason, we offer not only our basic patented MAFAC process, which already can save up to 30% of energy by means of co- and counter-rotation of its basket and nozzle systems, but also a selection of efficient additional technical modules. With a combination of all of these, savings of up to 83% are possible." This has been documented in a large number of tests made in the context of research and development projects, for example in the ETA Factory of Darmstadt Technical University. At the AMB, MAFAC now informs the expert visitors of the potential savings to be achieved on the machine and process side.
MAFAC presented the new process for targeted partial cleaning and drying which uses central bearing kinematics to provide for a high degree of turbulence, targeted directly at the surfaces of complex components to save even more time and energy. Furthermore, full heat insulation was shown by way of example of a MAFAC JAVA, the compact spray cleaning machine MAFAC KEA and the heat exchanger module MAFAC HEAT.X for heating the cleaning baths using external heat sources. The last-named product was presented at MAFAC's partner both with the PTW of Darmstadt Technical University. "In view of the increasing energy prices, it is becoming more and more important for companies to reduce the energy consumption on their shop floors. Our range of products and services intends to help the decision makers in operation and manufacture to identify and realize potential savings," Joachim Schwarz says.