The importance of clean parts in the electric car manufacturing industry challenges equipment suppliers

Published on 28.11.2019
FinnSonic Oy has received the largest ultrasonic cleaning line order in its history. A line worth about 2 million EUR will be delivered in the spring of 2020 for the needs of the German electric car industry.

FinnSonic Ultrasonic Cleaning Line

“The deal is an important opening for us in the booming electric car industry. Automotive subcontractors have a growing need of this type of solution”, comments Olli-Pekka Arhosuo, Sales Manager. The Optima ultrasonic cleaning line is used to wash machined profiles, fittings, baseplates and protective plates made of aluminium, which eventually end up in the Porsche J1 and BMW I20 electric cars. During cleaning, machining swarf and machining oils and emulsions are removed from the parts. The parts must be reliably and absolutely cleaned both from the inside and outside. In addition, the multi-stage cleaning process requires careful management of the treatment times. These requirements are better met with our ultrasonic cleaning solution than with conventional cleaning methods.

FinnSonic has delivered numerous cleaning lines to the automotive industry during its 40-year history. "I am proud that we have again been able to solve customer related challenges in the process. In this project, high capacity and up to 98% utilization require special attention in design to be taken into account”, says Managing Director Vesa Nurminen, CEO.

This project was carried out in cooperation with our partner Matthes Maschinen-Industrietechnik GmbH.

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Further information: Managing Director Vesa Nurminen, tel. +358 (0)400 636 968

FinnSonic is a leading expert in ultrasonic cleaning and fluorescent penetrant inspection, providing solutions for the industry's most demanding parts cleaning needs and FPI systems. Over 80% of our production is exported worldwide. Our clients include for example, ABB, Agco Power, Airbus, British Airways, Emirates, Hella, Lego, Lufthansa, Metso, Owens-Illinois, Parker, Patria, Saab, Scania, Sandvik and Siemens.