CleanLogix offers, through its reseller partner Clean Imagineering, CO2 composite spray cleaning equipment rentals. Renting provides the opportunity to test-drive our CO2 spray cleaning technology in the lab or on the production floor before you consider moving to the next step. Develop proprietary cleaning processes for your parts cleaning applications confidentially in your own facility.
Renting our equipment helps to create internal support and development of a CO2 champion that will insure successful adoption – from lab to production floor. Invite your production, quality, environmental, and procurement associates to understand the mechanics and benefits of this technology.
The CleanLogix technical team is available to help you successfully develop your proprietary cleaning application and to understand the elements needed for production-scale equipment using the cleaning process you have developed.
Let's look at 5 tips to better maximize a CO2 composite spray equipment rental and ensure a productive and enjoyable testing experience.
1. Try Before You Buy
Most people test drive a vehicle before they buy. So why not test drive our CO2 technology before you purchase a system? The main benefits of renting are the small initial investment, ability to test various applications in-house, and discounts off the purchase price.
Companies do not adopt new equipment and processes without testing first. In this regard, CleanLogix offers two ways to achieve this: 1) In-house sample parts and analysis and 2) Cleaning equipment rentals.
Renting can be the best way for companies to adopt new technology, allowing the lead process development engineer to demonstrate efficacy and benefits directly to all interested departments and colleagues. Our team can work with you develop a test plan that provides the best chance of success. Indeed, we have found that many of our customer success stories started with a rental for on-site R&D tests before making the transition to purchasing a system. Practice makes perfect and renting can determine the perfect product to meet your company's needs.
2. Get Consulted
With over 30 years of experience in the CO2 technology field, our team is ready to provide you with all the guidance you need to be successful in using our CO2 rental equipment. This program works well, particularly if you are new to the technology or have used different CO2 technology in the past.
The CO2 consultation program provides an introduction of CleanLogix, our various CO2 technologies, and commercial products we offer. The consultation is a platform for us to learn about your cleaning challenges and what we think might help you. Customers who engage with our team before renting or buying have a higher success rate than those that go into the process blindly and execute solo. All consultations are free, so why not take advantage!
A typical consultation takes between 45-60 minutes. We will cover a brief background of CleanLogix and then focus on your application. Our discussion will range from your current cleaning application and challenges, to potential CO2 cleaning and contamination control options. Specialty areas include build-clean and surface preparation for bonding applications.
To get an idea of how the meeting will go, following are a few of our questions:
“Please tell us about your cleaning application and what you are looking to achieve using our CO2 technology?”
“Please tell us a little about your current cleaning system and process?”
“Do you have an active budget for this project?”
"How soon are you looking to solve your cleaning problem?”
“Now that we have heard about and understand your cleaning application and cleanliness challenge, we will provide a detailed recommendation as a follow-up.”
“Here are what probable next steps should be based on your timing and budget.”
We are here to help you be successful using CO2 technology. We want your experience with our company to be informative, actionable, and a return on your investment.
3. Plan for Success
To achieve any goal you must have a plan that guides you to the desired result. The main reason customers seek our technology is because they are looking to solve a problem that cannot be solved productivity or economically using an alternative technology, for example aqueous cleaning. As evidenced by our global partnership with Hitachi High-Tech, we are recognized experts in CO2 precision cleaning and pride ourselves on having the most experience and knowledge as compared to our competitors. Over the past 30 years, we have solved hundreds of unique cleaning problems for companies representing nearly every precision product manufacturing market and industry.
We collaborate with our partner Clean Imagineering (www.cleanimagineering.com) who specializes in laboratory samples testing, rentals, demos and testing/analysis. We don’t ship you the system and say good luck! Before you begin your trials you will be given a test plan, operation and maintenance manual, and a Quick-Start operations set-up training video. In addition, you have the option to have Clean Imagineering test samples in-house and provide you with a concise test and analysis report. We want you to be completely informed and confidant that the system you want to rent will resolve your cleaning challenge. The CleanLogix and Clean Imagineering teams are here to answer your questions and work through any issues step by step.
Below is an example test plan and analytical report:
The sample test plan outlines the procedure - both cleaning and analytical testing - that will be performed for your application. If it is decided during the consultation that the testing should be performed by our in-house laboratory team, we will provide you with a final laboratory report in conjunction with the plan.
4. Apply What You Have Learned
If we achieve success during in-house test trials (yes, it worked!) now what? It would be beneficial to perform a simulated production line or tool test using our rental equipment. Step 1 validates efficacy of our cleaning technology with regards to your application and Step 2 validates that this cleaning technology will perform in production (with proper scale-up and facilities). If the demo equipment trial meets and/or exceeds expectations then our scaled production systems will do even better.
However, with that said it is important to keep in mind that the rental systems have limited capacity and are used systems. If the qualification gets to the point of production trial, then it would be the time to start looking into purchasing a production capable system.
5. Take Credit
Rentals are loaned out for one to three months at a time. Make the best use of your rental time to decide if this technology works for your application. One of the greatest advantages for renting before buying is that if you rent a unit for a minimum of two months, you will be credited the two month rental fees off the total purchase price.
Renting allows a potential customer to test the technology in a short time period with little investment and provides the qualitative results to procure a purchase approval.