What is Component Cleaning?
During most component manufacturing processes, contaminants in the form of lubricants, polishing soaps, cutting fluids etc. are introduced to facilitate the activity being undertaken. On completion of the activity, these contaminants need to be removed from the item, either to allow the next stage of the process to be carried out, or to ensure that they are in an acceptable condition to be supplied to the end user.
The complexity of the cleaning process will depend not only on the nature and amount of the contaminant but also the standard of cleanliness required. Thus, a process to remove unwanted stains to ensure a cosmetically clean surface may be fundamentally different to one removing contaminants that affect the operation or functionality of a product.