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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

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Client Number 48 (Manufacturers of Harmonic Drive)


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Project Number 1



Summary: Immersion and ultrasonic testing with aqueous and terpenes proved ineffective. Spray washing with Alconox did have positive results.

Test Objective: Identify a cleaning solvent that does not leave a residue on machine parts and bearings.

Problems with Current Method: Leave residue, not effective on bearings

Purpose of Cleaning: Customer requirements

Cleaning Chemicals: Trichloroethylene, HFE

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 10/15/97 Find cleaners to remove grease. Test showed little or no promise. 
1 10/20/97 Find additional cleaners for grease cleaning Test showed little or no promise. 
2 10/21/97 Evaluate ultrasonic cleaning of grease Test showed little or no promise. 
3 10/23/97 Evalaute low pressure washer for grease cleaning Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.