SOMAX CO.,LTD.

 

Mold Cleaning Machine

CLIPIKA ACE

  • Plastic molding
  • Extrusion molding
  • Rubber molding
  • Mold manufacturing
  • Press

The CLIPIKA ACE thoroughly removes stubborn stains on molds without using any organic solvents.
It can also clean multiple mold parts of various shapes at the same time to help solve labor shortages.

  • Saving time and labor

    Multiple pieces can
    be cleaned at the
    same time

  • Safety and security

    No organic
    solvent is used

  • Powerful cleaning

    Stubborn stains can be
    also removed

Clean multiple molds at the same time

POINT

Old-fashioned mold maintenance methods using organic solvents (mold cleaning sprays) involve the risk of health hazards.
Moreover, the separate cleaning of each part by hand for maintenance takes time and can cause variations in performance.

The CLIPIKA ACE contains no organic solvent so it can be used for the maintenance of molds with a sense of security.
In addition, multiple pieces of mold parts can be cleaned at the same time which can dramatically reduce the time taken for maintenance.
The frequency of the maintenance of molds can also be reduced which is expected to increase the utilization rate of molding machines.

Introduction of CLIPIKA ACE products

The CLIPIKA ACE OPT is a mold cleaning machine for optical components that can also clean delicate molds without damaging them.

Risks of organic solvents—when cleaning molds

Organic solvents in mold cleaning sprays are harmful to the health.

Advantages

Cleaning Example

Differences between the CLIPIKA ACE and ultrasonic cleaning

優位性

Unlike cleaning machines using ultrasonic waves only, the CLIPIKA ACE can return molds to the same steel color as new with the synergy of electrolysis,
ultrasonic waves and cleaning solutions specified for the machine.

Comparison of the power
to clean gas burn marks (oxide films)

優位性

Even persistent stains, which cannot be removed by ultrasonic cleaning for 60 minutes, can be removed with the specified cleaning solution and the CLIPIKA ACE in the short time of 10 minutes.
Cleaning is safe because no organic solvents that are harmful to human health are used and electrolysis does not generate any hazardous gas.

Comparison of the power
to clean stains that are too small to be seen

Put a drop of water on a cleaned mold!
Extremely clean mold surfaces do not repel water and do not form water drops.

  • 優位性
  • 優位性

Ultrasonic cleaning leaves gas and stains infiltrated into the surface of molds although the surface may look clean.
When water is poured on the surface after ultrasonic cleaning, it is repelled and turns into drops because of the surface tension generated by impurities.
On the other hand, the surface of molds cleaned with the CLIPIKA ACE does not repel water which demonstrates that the machine has thoroughly removed all stains including those which are too small to be seen.

Examples of cleaning

Cleaning Example

The mold cleaning machine the CLIPIKA ACE supports high-quality molded items.
The following examples introduce its surprising cleaning power.

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Product Q&A

Product Q & A

In what industry is it used?

It is used extensively by plastic molding manufacturers, followed by mold manufacturers (about 70 percent in both industries). Besides the above, we have considerable experience to rubber molding, metal stamping and die-casting manufacturers.

What materials can be cleaned?

The machine is used for the cleaning of iron and steel molds but cannot clean molds made of copper, brass, aluminum or other metals.

What dirt can be removed?

It can remove not only gas stains or deposits and mold-releasing agent burns, but also gas burns (oxide film) and thin rust, unlike ultrasonic washing machines.

Does it affect molds?

It does not damage molds. No matter how many hours and how many times cleaning is repeated, there is no change in mold size or surface roughness.

Can mirror finished surfaces and embossed surfaces be cleaned?

It does not damage even mirror finished surfaces and embossed surfaces; therefore, they can be cleaned with confidence.

What about the cleaning process?

It comprises the following; Cleaning with the CLIPIKA ACE → Water washing → Soaking in the CLIPIKA COAT E (anti-rust treatment).

What cleaning solution is used?

An alkali cleaning solution specified for the CLIPIKA ACE.Our cleaning solution contains no organic solvent.

What is the difference between the CLIPIKA ACE and the CLIPIKA ACE OPT?

While the CLIPIKA ACE cleans ordinary iron and steel molds, the CLIPIKA ACE OPT is designed to specifically clean delicate molds for lenses, chemical solutions and other optical components. The latter is also applicable to common nickel-plated molds. The CLIPIKA ACE OPT has adopted creative ideas in cleaning solutions with optimal composition, the materials of the electrodes and the ultrasonic exposure method.

Is it sold outside Japan?

There are representatives in the United States, Mexico, South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries. In some countries, field demonstrations are available. Please contact us.

Lineup

Lineup

We offer a wide range of CLIPIKA ACE products for different sizes of molds and different purposes.
Some of them also have a fully automatic cleaning function.

CLIPIKA ACE III series

■The machine uses no organic solvents and therefore causes no harm to human health or the environment.

■It cleans multiple pieces of mold parts at the same time to shorten the maintenance time.

■It thoroughly removes the corrosive gas infiltrated into molds as well.

■The molds cleaned with this machine are resistant to corrosion during storage.

■The machine reduces the frequency of maintenance which also increases the utilization rate of molding machines.

CLIPIKA ACE III serieswith built-in heaters

■The temperature control heaters in the machine enhance the cleaning power.

■The machine can be operated with a sense of security with its multiple safety mechanisms.

■It uses no organic solvents and therefore causes no harm to human health or the environment.

■It cleans multiple pieces of mold parts at the same time to shorten the maintenance time.

■Even stains on PPS and POM that were considered to be not removable can be eliminated.

CLIPIKA ACE Fully Automatic Cleaning Machine

■The operation of water washing, drying and corrosion prevention treatment is automated to save labor.

■The machine can complete the cleaning of molds while the operator is doing other jobs.

■The water used for washing is discharged after the pH is lowered to reduce its environmental impact.

■It cleans multiple pieces of mold parts at the same time to shorten the maintenance time.

■It uses no organic solvents and therefore causes no harm to human health or the environment.

Type with CE marking

■This type meets the strict safety standards in Europe.

■It uses no organic solvents and therefore causes no harm to human health or the environment.

■It cleans multiple pieces of mold parts at the same time to shorten the maintenance time.

■It thoroughly removes the corrosive gas infiltrated into molds as well.

■The machine reduces the frequency of maintenance which also increases the utilization rate of molding machines.

Economy type

■ This low-cost model has only essential functions for cleaning.

■It uses no organic solvents and therefore causes no harm to human health or the environment.

■It cleans multiple pieces of mold parts at the same time to shorten the maintenance time.

■It thoroughly removes the corrosive gas infiltrated into molds as well.

■The machine reduces the frequency of maintenance which also increases the utilization rate of molding machines.

CLETOP

■The machine fully automates the operation of water washing, drying and corrosion prevention treatment after the cleaning of molds by the CLIPIKA ACE.

■It completes the whole process, from water washing to corrosion prevention treatment, in about 10 minutes even when multiple pieces of parts are handled.

■It can be operated with the basket for the CLIPIKA ACE used as it is.

■The water used for washing is discharged after the pH is lowered to reduce its environmental impact.

Products customized to meet customers’ requirements are available

SOMAX Co., Ltd. accepts orders for products with customized specifications.
Feel free to contact us.

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