Components - Technical Cleanliness Testing

In recent years, enormous advances have been made in the automotive industry with regard to enhanced performance, lower energy consumption, reduced emissions and improved safety. The Single Particle Explorer - Industrial (SPE-i)  provides standard compliant analyses and documentation, which ensures component technical cleanliness. The SPE also performs highly accurate and reproducible particle counting results in just minutes. The

software is easy to use, and the result is absolutely reliable. The SPE can quickly and reliably certify your product's quality, according to ISO 16232, and the relevant standard VDA Volume 19.1. SPE technology helps you to determine particulate contamination, which  is critical to the function of components, but also to implement specific application cleanliness concepts. The SPE meets the growing industrial trend and offers a practicable standardized solution.

Typical Applications

Implementation of the push button particle counting and identification solution offers  clear competitive advantages:

  • Training on the instrument is minimal, and in terms of  the operatation level, the system is very easy to use
  • Centralized experts can remotely access the instrument to change measurement methods, databases and results interpretation (escalation and particles criticality tables)
  • Training and e-learning solutions are available
  • Preventive maintenance schedule and service packages ensure zero downtime solutions

Ready for Future Challenges

The SPE particle counting and identification system is prepared for all today and future challenges, with optional extension modules. The basic SPE CSS, used for identifying particle count, size, and shape, can be upgraded to a fully-fledged automated particle identification system. The SPE also performs highly accurate and reproducible particle counting on industry standard 47 mm filter papers, in just minutes. The SPE can quickly and reliably certify your product's quality LIBS.ID technology can differentiate

between hard and soft metallic particles, without the need for manual inspections.

Additionally, LIBS.ID identifies chemical composition, using the integrated database, and detects if the material element composition is stainless, brass, or rubber. Use this particle identification method to eradicate any foreign particles sources and sustainably improve the product quality. Mineral materials, especially  highly aggressive polishing materials, are detected reliably with Raman.

Components and parts cleanliness

    • Evaluation of tool, machine and component cleanliness
    • Fuel and injection systems, cleanliness control, testing and development
    • Development of cleanliness inspection procedures
    • Investigation of the contamination and damage analysis
Particle identification quality control with raman.ID and LIBS.ID

SPE applications for components

Individual Method Development – On a basis of mutual cooperation, we develop the method of cleanliness check best suitable for your specific purpose.

Improved Component Cleanliness

Our Single Particle Explorer enables you to rapidly and reliably determine the material composition of foreign particles and, thus, the main sources of contamination.

Seamless Method Transfer

We train your employees to carry out  the specific test methods that you require, so that you can quickly start on the production of high-quality components.



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