Technical cleanliness testing is an essential step in the quality control of the component parts used in modern vehicle production. As is generally known, metallic and non-metallic particles remain on the surface of the built-in elements during their manufacture. These particles may cause wear processes e.g. in an engine or gearbox. Additionally, particles adhering to the components may cause electrical short circuit.
Cleanliness tests are defined in standards such as ISO 16232 or the better known VDA 19 standard. In this standard, there are four examination procedures under the extraction procedure: agitation, pressure rinsing, ultrasonic rinsing and test bench. The equipment we sell can be used for three of the four processes mentioned above (the agitation process is an exception). The first step after selecting the appropriate equipment is the removal of impurities and particles with the appropriate extraction method, followed by an evaluation, usually by means of gravimetric and microscopic methods.