The company and its needs
Founded in 1953, Cannon Micromec specialises in precision micromechanics, and develops and manufactures complex mechanical components and assemblies to extremely high standards. Since the 1960s the company had worked as a supplier of precision machining for the Cannon Group, and officially joined the Group in 2007.
The Cannon Group is an international holding company specialising in the production of industrial machinery for the processing of polymer resins, the manufacture of industrial boilers and industrial water treatment systems, and for industrial automation. It it operates worldwide through more than 30 companies, subsidiaries and agencies.
Many years of experience, a reputation for producing high performance machinery and for a continuing focus on innovation are central to the company’s way of working, and mean that it is able to guarantee results in line with the highest standards of the market.
In such a quality-conscious company, testing and control of the parts produced is absolutely central because it allows the team to identify any machining problems and correct them quickly, maintaining the level of excellence that customers demand.
The execution of quality controls – such as visual and instrumental tests – requires parts that are carefully cleaned and free of the typical residues of machining, such as swarf, cooling lubricants and grease.
The solution proposed by Safetykleen was a Jetkleen high-pressure parts washer combined with a non-flammable water-based detergent that was free of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These specially developed high-pressure machines provide thorough cleaning of even the most inaccessible points up to 10 times faster than traditional ‘sink-on-a-drum’ manual parts washers, thanks to the 32-bar power of the machine’s detergent jet.
The Jetkleen was initially installed as a test, during which Cannon Micromec carried out several parts cleaning tests in the workshops of Samarate (VA). The tests also allowed Safetykleen to evaluate the actual use of the machine by the customer and identify the right frequency of machine maintenance and cleaning fluid replacement to ensure maximum cleaning performance and consistency.