Safetykleen, in alliance with ERIKS UK provided a compliant, safe solution for efficiently cleaning down large scale equipment in a high volume paint manufacturing plant.
ERIKS UK tasked Safetykleen to provide a solution for cleaning down a variety of parts of all shapes and sizes, from small components to large scale pumps and hoses. These hoses carry various types of slurry, powder and a range of other media, as do the pumps and other vessels. The requirement was therefore to provide a single solution capable of cleaning the majority of these items.
ERIKS UK & Safetykleen considered two solutions; one, a bespoke build and the other, to use one of the larger machines in the Safetykleen standard range. Tests were carried out using Safetykleen's high pressure Jetkleen machine to see if it could handle the variety of cleaning requirements. The JetkleenXL™ was chosen as this was able to most effectively handle larger components.
Alan Wooldridge, Regional Sales Consultant for Safetykleen, made contact with ERIKS UK to discuss their requirements. The original solution considered was the design of a bespoke cleaning unit, to be installed within a container on the client's site. This was fully costed, including servicing and chemical supply to obtain the true cost of ownership. Whilst conducting an onsite survey an alternative solution was offered. Safetykleen's standard Jetkleen high pressure wash machine was tested and proved to be highly successful on their smaller parts. Once the cleaning capabilities had been established Alan was able to introduce the new larger JetkleenXL machine as the solution for large, more awkward components.
The JetkleenXL was a standard "off the shelf" solution to their problem, offering proven, effective cleaning across the wide range of component sizes and soil types. On review of the total cost of ownership, the savings to be made were clear to ERIKS UK. One single monthly bill would give them the peace of mind of a standard machine solution, coupled with Safetykleen's comprehensive service.
"After using the first Jetkleen machine, ERIKS were so impressed that they wanted to keep it. When I introduced the larger machine, which was available without the need for any bespoke design and explained the benefits of the Safetykleen fully serviced offer, the ERIKS team agreed that this was by far the best solution."
Alan Wooldridge, Regional Sales Consultant for Safetykleen
The JetkleenXL was delivered and installed onsite, ready to clean some of the largest machine parts as well as easily coping with general day to day equipment.
The ERIKS UK team are very happy overall with the conclusion to their problem. In the meantime ERIKS UK and Safetykleen are looking for additional solutions for their site requirements, as well as working with their existing installations to ensure optimum return is being achieved to improve the Quality, Productivity and Compliance of their processes.
"After many conversations and the local support of Alan Wooldridge we decided that we had to come up with something that best suited our end user, whether bespoke or "off-the-shelf". The initial contact from Alan Wooldridge came a day after the request for a large cleaning station to be sourced on site, after weighing up the options myself and Alan Wooldridge offered 2 solutions. Our customer opted for the JetkleenXL. Rejecting a bespoke build, Alan Wooldridge was on hand throughout offering support to ourselves and to our end user."
Alan Ranson (ERIKS UK Onsite Manager)