WHAT CAN WE CLEAN?
Whether its plastic palettes, special load carriers, small load carriers, blisters, trays… we clean them all. Automatically or manually. All efficiently and in the shortest amount of time so that you have your container inventory available again as quickly as possible. In the process, we ensure not only an interior which is free from dust, grease and oil, but also a consistent exterior… and we remove markings and labels upon request.
OUR CONTAINER CLEANING SERVICE AT A GLANCE
- Cleaning, oil removal and grease removal for a wide variety of containers incl. lids, trays and blisters
- Innovative washing technology with environmentally friendly cleaning agents
- The latest generation of energy-efficient, high-performance container washing systems
- Treatment of heavily soiled containers using an ultrasound immersion bath
- Powerful blowing zones and high performance drying with < 1 g of residual moisture
- Quality checks and measurement, such as residual dirt particle measurement in accordance with VDA 19
LIKE NEW CONTAINERS: OUR ULTRASOUND CLEANING
Until now, containers with stubborn adhesive oil or graphite residues have had to be discarded since conventional container cleaning is no longer sufficient here… even the latest washing system technology has no chance.
Those days are now over – because the new ultrasound cleaning system is now used. The result: reusable containers which look like new, even though they were soiled with the most stubborn residues before treatment. In addition, this physical cleaning methods allows us to do without aggressive cleaners making the technology particularly environmentally friendly.
ELECTRICALS PRODUCER KOSTAL USES THE NEW CONTAINER WASHING SYSTEM FROM SPRINTBOX IN SCHWERTE
Manufacturers of electrical systems for industry, in particular for the automotive industry, have higher cleaning requirements for the packaging for their components. Cleanroom production requires high washing and drying quality for containers in order to transport the sensitive components safely to the customers. That’s why the Kostal factories in Lüdenscheid and Meinerzhagen (North Rhine-Westphalia) use the new container washing system recently completed by sprintBOX in the 45,000 square metre logistics centre in Schwerte. Among other things, Kostal manufactures steering wheel and centre console operating elements as well as electronic contact systems for the automotive industry.
GREAT WASHING PERFORMANCE – BARELY MEASURABLE RESIDUAL MOISTURE
The container washing system is an entirely newly developed, two-track continuous washing machine with an impressive performance: around 2,000 containers, particularly VDA small load carriers, specific trays and blisters as well as reels for customer-specific products can be cleaned in an hour using three-shift operation.
The entire process runs in precisely coordinated steps: first, Kostal sends mixed pallets with soiled containers from the various factories to sprintBOX’ Schwerte depot. More than 300 different types of container are delivered several times a day on 250 pallets using shuttle transports. After pre-sorting and label removal, the containers pass through a 17 metre long, two-track cleaning machine. The reusable packaging is then put back into the supplier circulation and sent all across Europe. More than 50 employees take care of container cleaning and the general logistics “relating to containers” on a daily basis.
The great thing about the cleaning is not only the washing quality, but also the subsequent drying. Since no residual moisture should adhere to the inside and outside of the containers. This would corrode the sensitive electrical components, damage them and thus make them unusable. The container washing system meets this requirement perfectly – the residual moisture in the container after drying is no longer measurable. This is important because, for example, the reels are packed immediately after cleaning. For Kostal, the new container washing system has another crucial benefit: from receipt of the goods by sprintBOX, the cleaned and picked empty containers are available again within 24 hours.