Maintenance services Die body maintenance: Why meltblown die bodies should be regularly cleaned

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Germany — To ensure superlative meltblown-machine performance and nonwovens’ quality, meltblown die bodies should be regularly cleaned. That is why Oerlikon Neumag offers regular inspection and cleaning of the spinning body, either by means of a service contract or simply as a service-on-demand.

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Professional die body cleaning carried out by Oerlikon Neumag restores items virtually to their original state.
Professional die body cleaning carried out by Oerlikon Neumag restores items virtually to their original state.
(Source: Oerlikon Neumag)

During service visits, the experts from Oerlikon Neumag repeatedly encounter die bodies that were heavily contaminated or that have been scratched as a result of customers’ cleaning attempts. It is for this reason that the company now offers die body cleaning as a qualified manufacturer service. “We have the experience, the know-how and the technical capacities to carry out this work both professionally and swiftly”, explains Michael Schwarz, Technical Sales Manager for Modification Nonwoven, talking about the rationale behind this service product. Die body maintenance can either be carried out at the customer site or at the Oerlikon Neumag assembly facilities in Neumünster.

Depending on the general conditions, professional cleaning takes approx. one week. The specialists systematically ensure that system downtimes are kept to an absolute minimum. “To this end, we recommend — for example — that customers acquire an additional die body, which they are able to swiftly exchange themselves. The removed die body can then be sent to Neumünster for cleaning, which can be carried out without time constraints. This investment generally pays dividends over several years with customers with high quality demands and for whom on-site cleaning would — due to the distances involved — be too expensive or time-consuming”, explains Tilmann Seidel, Head of Customer Services Oerlikon Neumag, speaking about the responsibility as a service provider.

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