Easy cleaning of tubes and hoses

(Werdohl, February 2016)

Easy cleaning of tubes and hoses

Simple and cost-effective solution for removing contaminations in tubes and hoses

With Stauff Clean, the company offers a simple and cost-effective option for removing unwanted contamination in tubes and hoses for maintenance purposes. In addition, the system can be an alternative to time-consuming flushing processes already during the production and processing of tubes and hoses. In contrast to this classic cleaning method, Stauff Clean offers clear time and cost benefits.

Stauff Clean essentially consists of a lightweight, ergonomically shaped compressed air gun, supplied with sufficient compressed air via a quick release coupling, and a range of specially shaped plastic nozzles which are connected to the hand-held tool with retaining rings. The system requires compressed air at approximately 6 to 8 bar.

The compressed air gun is used to accelerate foam projectiles into the tube or hose to be cleaned. The plastic nozzles compress the inserted projectile. They also ensure that the connection is as airtight as possible while creating a smooth transition into the tube or hose. This method is not only safe and environmentally friendly – the function principle is ever so easy, handling is intuitive and proper operation can be learned quickly.

The foam projectiles carry out the actual cleaning: They are 15 per cent larger than the inner diameter of the tube or hose to be cleaned. This creates friction which effectively releases contaminations. In addition to a universal version which covers inner diameters between 6 and 60 mm, numerous other projectile versions with different textures and grain sizes are available, e.g. for removing traces of rust and other coarse contaminations. The system can be used up to a tube/hose length of 100 m and regardless of any installed couplings, fittings and valves.

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Equipping the compressed air gun with a foam projectile
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Safe, environmentally friendly and ever so easy to handle
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Stauff Clean is supplied as a complete set in a convenient case on request
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Foam projectiles are accelerated into the tube or hose and carry out the actual cleaning
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Background Information

For more than 50 years now, the STAUFF Group with headquarters in Werdohl (Germany) has been successful in the development, manufacturing and distribution of pipework equipment and hydraulic components for mechanical and plant engineering as well as for service and industrial maintenance. The overall product range currently includes about 33,000 standard products as well as numerous special and system solutions according to customer requirements or based on own developments.

Wholly-owned manufacturing, sales and service facilities with more than 1,150 employees in 18 countries and a tight network of authorised distributors and representatives in all major industrial regions of the world ensure high presence and service paired with a maximum of availability.

In April 2015, VOSWINKEL was acquired and became a member of the STAUFF Group. With two sites located in Meinerzhagen (Germany) and 230 employees, VOSWINKEL is considered to be one of the world's five largest producers of quick release couplings for hydraulic systems. The long-established company also develops and produces a comprehensive range of hydraulic hose fittings – particularly for high-pressure applications – as well as custom-designed piping, primarily for construction and agricultural machinery as well as for commercial vehicles.

In 2015, the companies of the STAUFF Group have generated external sales revenue totalling EUR 230 Mio.

Press Contact

Mr Boris Mette
Head of Marketing Communications
Tel.: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-270154
E-Mail: b.mette@stauff.com