ICE CREAM – What Does this Have to Do With Cleaning?
Sherry Stepp, MCA President
Summer is definitely here and it is getting hotter and hotter. When I think of the summer heat, I think of festivals, shoreline boardwalks and ice cream! A double scoop of Baskin-Robbins Gold Medal Ribbon on top of a sugar cone (my personal favorite). I am sure you are asking, “What does this have to do with cleaning?” which is a perfectly good question. If you humor me, I will connect my double scoop ice cream cone with “How Clean is Clean.”
Ice cream cones typically require a scooper and scoopers must be cleaned after they are used. Your preferred ice cream scoop may be made of plastic, stainless steel, or aluminum, and if you Google how to clean an ice cream scoop – there are actually eight different methods just for cleaning aluminum ones! While not critical, choosing the best one for your personal ice cream scoop takes the same decision steps as your manufacturing process. For example, here are some questions you would ask about cleaning the ice cream scoop prior to cleaning:
- How clean does it have to be? Will I be scooping more ice cream or putting it back in the drawer?
- What is it made of? Will the soap I use tarnish, etch or damage my scoop?
- What process should I use? Can I throw it into the dishwasher, or do I need to hand wash it?
- How do other people do it? What do their challenges or successes look like?
This was probably a bit of a stretch, but the MCA was formed to help you answer all your cleaning questions and give you access to experts in cleaning not only for used ice cream scoopers but especially after they are made!
Make sure to check out the Technical Resources page on our website for articles and papers to help you determine “How Clean is Clean.”
Have a 2-Scoop Summer!
Eyes on Cleaner Concentration – The Overlooked Component of Cleaning Agents
Aug. 23, 2022, 11 a.m. EDT
This webinar explores SITA’s at-line and in-line bubble pressure tensiometers that are worldwide proven instruments to quickly check the surfactant concentration by physical measurement of dynamic surface tension.
A dosing of the cleaning agent or surfactant additive depending on consumption increases part quality, can save costs for chemicals and wastewater, and improves overall equipment efficiency.
Contact: Markus Roessler
In our corporate guidelines, we have focused on relationships with customers, employees and suppliers, in order to guarantee their success and hence the success of our company.
Gläser GmbH is a Swabian family and mechanical engineering company with its headquarters in Horb, in Southern Germany, specializing in hydraulics and technical cleanliness. It all began with its formation by Fritz-Jörg Gläser in 1976. Since then, the company has been constantly changing and growing.
The story of the company began with the subject of hydraulics. Eleven years later, in 1987, this core competence was extended to dealing in hydraulic components. Based on this success, the opening of another factory in Horb was celebrated in 1997.
Since the start of the 21st century, the second pillar, Technical Cleanliness, has been added. Analysis and system engineering of the corresponding extraction systems have since been part of our core business. Finally, it was again time to expand. Two plants were opened simultaneously in 2010: In Germany, again in Horb, and the first branch abroad, in the USA. Only a short time later, in 2015, our subsidiary in China opened its doors.
Gläser has 40 years of expertise. Marked by tradition and fairness, the company is now led by Claudia Gläser, the second generation of the family to do so.
Markus Roessler – Vice President
Janice Teo – Laboratory Manager
Evan Martin – Lab Technician
Dongxia Raynor – Lab Technician
Kristina Hoelein – Office Administrator
Mark Petrigash – Sales Administrator
Technical cleanliness consultations and inspections in accordance with VDA 19.1 and ISO 16232
Turnkey Technical Cleanliness Lab solutions
- Clean lab set up
- Extraction cabinets
- Laboratory accessories
Awards and Recognition:
A2LA ISO 17025 Certified Mechanical Laboratory
“Marcus Roessler was very helpful in educating me on test reports based on specs that I didn’t fully understand. He went above and beyond to help me.” – Doug Jackson, Quality Engineer, Parker Hannifin
“I’m not just being nice. I have no complaints. Always professional, always informative, always done in a timely manner.” – Lynn Rice, Quality Supervisor, Ernst Metal Technologies
“I enjoy working with the Glaeser team.” – Mark Caron, Project Manager, ZF
Particle Analysis Evolves with Specifications
Originally published in Production Machining and Products Finishing.
Cleanliness analysis equipment has become more advanced as testing and reporting particle contamination levels have become more critical.
Video: The Advantages of CNC in a Cleaning/Deburring Process
Originally published on ProductionMachining.com
Lori Beckman, Senior Editor
This on-demand webinar from Sugino Corp. offers information on CNC waterjet for cleaning and deburring parts, pressure pumps and nozzle options for the system as well as how to add value to the process.
Combining waterjet cutting and CNC machining center technologies into a multi-purpose cleaning and deburring station brings consistency, repeatability and flexibility to a parts cleaning process. Don Reeder, general manager – sales, marketing and strategic development at Sugino Corp., presented on this topic in his on-demand webinar, “Benefits of CNC Waterjet for Cleaning and Deburring Parts.”
According to Reeder, with cleanliness standards increasing in difficulty each year, CNC-based cleaning machines will likely become the process of choice for OEMs and tier suppliers around the world.
The on-demand webinar covers the following points:
- The many benefits of using a CNC cleaning system
- Videos that illustrate how the CNC system cleans and deburrs
- High-pressure pumps and nozzle options
- Adding value to the process
- How Sugino Corp. can help build the right system for any application
Watch the webinar in its entirety here.