The use of plasma for the treatment, cleaning and refinement of component surfaces has long been a technical standard in industry. Low-pressure plasma is indispensable, especially when dealing with the coating, bonding or lacquering of elastomeric and other polymer components. However, not all plasma units can achieve the same effects within comparable times. The new and patented plasma equipment technology from APO GmbH provides savings potentials for the cleaning and coating of components.
- 7. June 2019
The general requirement for PWIS-free (German: LABS-free) components partly results in considerably high costs without any effect on the product’s quality, especially when cleaning elastomeric components. With the approach from APO GmbH based on the VDMA specification 24364, cleaning costs can be reduced without any risk of quality loss.
- 17. April 2019
To achieve the required PWIS/LABS free condition or PWIS/LABS conformity components need to be cleaned. In particular, the cleaning of elastomeric components, such as sealing elements, is an especially challenging task. This presentation explains the failure mode caused by PWIS/LABS and gives a brief summary of the VDMA specification 24364.
- 9. April 2019