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ABC of cleaning


Defines the order of components, in order to remove excess liquid using gravity.


A brush positioned in line with the component, which either with or without support from liquids manipultes the surface, generally using oscillating or rotating movements.


Surface treatment to start to remove soiling prior to cleaning.

High pressure spraying

A liquid fored through a small opening using pressure.

Convection drying

Removal of moisture via evaporation under heat radiation. 

Surface quality

Characteristic of surface after treatment, e.g., hardness or surface tension.

Removal of particles

Removal of inorganic substances from the surface.

Current drying

Removal of moisture via evaporation with mechanically created air currents, generally supported by heat.


Organic or inorganic components which are not permanently mechanically linked to the basic workpice, however which do not contribute to the component's original function. 

Interim rinsing

Wetting performed after cleaning using a medium from another model than for cleaning, if necessary also new goods.


Mechanically generated air, which removes moisture from the surface, generally using a jet.


Mechanical air flow in a liquid.

Expansion flooding

Flooding containers using a partial vacuum without a pump.


Organic and inorganic residues on the surface, caused by insufficient rinsing or poor drying. 


Rinsing caused by a cross-current for the components below the liquid.

Cross flow

Liquidy which move contray to the direction originally initiated. Removal of soiling residues after surface cleaning.

Soft washing

Surface treatment which does not leave any lasting damage to the components. 

Immersion cleaning

Component treatment under the surface of the liquid, generally chemically supported. Removal of gases from the liquid being treated.

Pre-treatment (painting)

Surface manipulation to accept paint or colored liquids.

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