Knorr-Bremse

OEM : Railroad

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Munich, Bavaria, Germany

ETR: KBX

We want to make a significant contribution to greater safety and efficiency on roads and railways – both for passengers and for goods transport. Every day. All over the world. Knorr-Bremse has pursued a single mission for over 110 years: to make mobility on roads and railways safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Today the Knorr-Bremse Group, based in Munich, is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and a leading supplier of safety-critical sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles.

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Parts cleaning: the manufacturing maintenance saving you’ve never heard of

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Author: Tim Brown

Topics: recycling, sustainability, equipment cleaning

Organizations: Knorr-Bremse, Safety-Kleen

“Our new process, developed with the new Automatic Aqueous cleaning machine solution supplied by Safetykleen, reduced the cleaning cycle from 30 minutes down to 7 minutes!,” said a spokesperson at Knorr-Bremse “Not only was the cleaning time reduced but the cleaning is now more efficient and has significantly less environmental impact.”

The use of a parts washer can dramatically decrease the personnel time required for the cleaning component of maintenance and allows maintenance workers to focus on the key tasks of disassembly, reassembly and testing. According to feedback from users, an automatic parts washing machine can complete two days’ worth of manual cleaning in around 3 hours and reduce maintenance personnel requirements by 23%.

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