Preparing for Change
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Like all production processes, industrial parts cleaning is subject to constant change. IST spoke with Gerhard Koblenzer, the managing director of cleaning machine manufacturer LPW Reinigungssysteme GmbH, about the driving forces behind the most recent changes, the challenges they present and the measures that need to be taken.
Gerhard Koblenzer, which of the latest industrial trends will have the greatest influence on parts cleaning in the near future?
Over recent decades, the global automotive industry has been the main purchaser of industrial cleaning systems. This key industry has been undergoing increasing changes in recent years across all the world's markets and, in particular, in Europe and China. Europe has played a leading role in developing diesel engines with low CO2 emissions and new advanced petrol engines, but it is currently struggling to overcome a number of problems. These include the issue of particulate matter, the uncertainty and lack of direction in relation to...