12 May 2012
Kumi Solutions clean up
The recent Open House at Kumi Solutions’ premises in Nuneaton (www.kumi-solutions. com) attracted an international audience keen to find out more about component cleaning in the aerospace supply chain and other advanced engineering sectors. Visitors from aerospace companies in Germany and France joined others from across the UK (and the Isle of Man) to see their sample components efficiently cleaned by a number of systems and to hear about the latest news on regulations concerning the use of trichloroethylene.
Kumi managing director Simon Graham explained the implications of this news, “some of which may present a risk to the smooth operation of many supply chains”. He referred to “the knee-jerk response of replacing a perfectly good cleaning medium with an inappropriate process” and the fact that some people think ‘trike’ has already beenbanned.
The equipment on show included three examples of the Pero R1, which is claimed to be the world’s fastest component-cleaning machine. These operated with Neu-Tri E ‘trike’ solvent, with Dowper MC perchloroethylene solvent, and with Dowclene 1601 modified alcohol solvent. A Pero Rotimat 3U heavy-duty aqueous spray washer using Henkel Saxin P3 was also demonstrated. All visitors were given an information pack to take away, and they will be kept informed of any changes or official statements concerning the future use of ‘trike’.