"Whether it's pre-cleaning, intermediate cleaning, final cleaning or the cleaning of functional surfaces – every cleaning task poses its own challenges. This year's parts2clean offers an unrivalled range of exhibits for the consistent and effective cleaning of parts and surfaces – there is nothing like it anywhere else," says Olaf Daebler, Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe.

Some six weeks before the show opens, more than 200 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at the 14th International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning, which runs from 31 May to 2 June 2016 at the Stuttgart exhibition center. This means that bookings for parts2clean compare favorably with those of the previous event.

Innovative solutions in every section of the show

Exhibiting firms are presenting products and services for every link in the industrial parts and surface cleaning chain. "Here at parts2clean, many exhibitors are unveiling innovations and next-generation solutions to an international audience for the very first time", reports Daebler. One such solution is a new, modular cleaning plant that can handle a whole series of processes: pre-cleaning by immersion or ultrasound, robot-controlled contour-sensitive rinsing, deburring of components, rinsing of components with dry steam, and photo-optical parts inspection with secondary CO2 cleaning. For solvent-based cleaning with non-halogenated hydrocarbons and modified alcohols, visitors can see a new and particularly compact plant incorporating innovative technologies. Also making its debut at the show is an innovation which now makes it possible to use multi-frequency ultrasound for chamber cleaning systems under vacuum. Vacuum-tight submersible transducers with switchable ultrasound frequencies of 25 and 50 kHz increase the flexibility of these systems and extend the range of possible applications. New developments in immersion tank monitoring and maintenance are also on show, including a mobile measuring system for monitoring media and analyzing liquids. Among the innovations on show for detecting surface film contaminants is an automated system employing an inline fluorescence sensor that can be positioned quickly and precisely with the aid of a triaxial motorized unit. Another interesting innovation is a new digital Raman laser microscope specially developed for the manual identification of organic and mineral residual dirt particles and liquids. Visitors to the show can also expect to see a variety of new developments and technical refinements in cleaning baths, media, corrosion protection and packaging, and components.

Bilingual Industry Forum plus Guided Tours

"One of the highlights of this year's parts2clean is the bilingual Industry Forum (German <--> English), which offers a wealth of know-how for optimizing processes in various areas of industrial parts and surface cleaning", says Daebler. For the first time the Forum includes a special "Innovations Forum for Parts Cleaning", where exhibitors will present new developments for various stages of the industrial parts cleaning process in the form of short talks. Admission to the Industry Forum is free of charge for all visitors to parts2clean, and the complete program can be found online at www.parts2clean.de/de/veranstaltungen/programm/fachforum/. In addition, the program of Guided Tours is ideal for visitors interested in finding exhibitors offering solutions for very specific cleaning challenges or standards.

Taking place in parallel with parts2clean from 31 May to 2 June 2016 at the Stuttgart exhibition center are O&S (the International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments and Coatings), LASY (the International Trade Fair for Laser Materials Processing) and AUTOMOTIVE Expo (an amalgamation of five trade shows covering various aspects of the automotive industry).