Non-contact Surface Cleanliness Measurement

Surface contamination can cause significant quality problems in components.  It can also be hard to detect.  Cleanospector makes the process quick and easy, improving product quality and longevity.

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High Speed

CleanoSpector is quick to implement and takes measurements in seconds.  This makes integrating it into your quality process seamless, ensuring you see results as soon as you start using it.

Non-Contact Operation

CleanoSpector uses optical sensing technology to collect measurements.  That means that it is able to operate with no contact to the part it is measuring.  By using the supplied adjustable stand, parts can easily and repeatably be loaded under the sensor to create an easy inspection process that any operator can conduct.

In cases where parts are larger, the sensor can be removed from the magnetic mount easily, and used with a standoff to enable measurement of virtually any part design.

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Make Your Data Objective

An easy to read LCD display shows results as they are collected, whilst they are also stored onboard, enabling download of results via USB at a later stage to the optional SITA ProcessLog software, allowing full traceability of data.

Gone are the days of guessing cleaning bath conditions, or using trial and error.  CleanoSpector provides a reliable method of measurement that is consistent across operators.

Flexibility for a wide range of uses

CleanoSpector is designed with flexibility in mind.  The non-contact measurement concept is supplemented by a range of standoffs that allow multiple surfaces to be measured in handheld mode, whilst the magnetic stand is adjustable in multiple orientations.

A wide range of accessories is also available, ensuring that whatever the design of the part you need to measure, the device can be adapted to perform the task.

The optional SITA ProcessLog software helps record and report on data collected by the unit, and enables the download of results from the unit to be permanently stored for traceability.

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Typical Applications

CleanoSpector's flexibility means that it is suited to a wide range of applications.  If you need to check a part for surface contamination, it is an ideal system for the task.  Some of the most common applications CleanoSpector is used for include:

  • Ensuring parts are clean prior to painting to prevent premature paint loss
  • Inspecting parts after cleaning processes have been conducted
  • Checking cleanliness of surfaces prior to welding, reducing weld splatter
  • Ensuring sufficient protective coatings have been applied to machined components
  • Checking surfaces for cleanliness that could impact electrical conductivity
  • Ensuring parts used in vacuum, pneumatic, hydraulic or medical applications are sufficiently clean
  • Checking that protective and adhesive coatings have sufficient thickness on a part

Operating Principle

CleanoSpector uses optical sensing technology to determine part cleanliness.  Filmic contaminants fluoresce when exposed to UV light.

The device takes advantage of this quality by exposing the surface of a part to a controlled level of UV light.  This is then reflected back to a sensor close to the light source.  By measuring the level of UV light returned, the contamination level is reported as an RFU value (Relative Fluorescence Unit).  The higher the value that is returned, the greater the contamination level.

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Specifications

Fluorescence intensity
Measuring range 0-2,000 RFU (Relative Fluorescence Unit)
Max. measuring deviation 0.5 % of measuring range
Resolution 0.1 RFU
Sensor optics
Excitation 365 nm, max. 150 mW
Detection* 460 nm
Measuring point* D=1 mm
Measuring distance* 4.7 mm (0.2")
* standard values
Cleanliness
Measuring range 0-100 %
Resolution 0.1 %
Layer thickness
Measuring range user-defined
Power supply
Li-Ion-battery 3.6 V/1,950 mAh, min. 8 h operating hours
Power adapter / USB 100-240 V / 5 V
Power consumption 2.5 W max.
Interface, memory, dimension, weight
USB-interface Data transfer
Display LCD, illuminated
Measuring profiles 254
Memory 8,000 measuring values per profile
Dimensions (HxWxD) Hand-held device: 129x82x48 mm (5x3.2x1.9")
Sensor head: 95x50x30 mm (3.7x2x1.2")
Weight (device) 530g (18.5oz)