Resource efficiency through recycling of commercial vehicle components
In order to increase resource efficiency along the entire process chain in production technology, a demand-oriented design of cleaning processes is of essential importance. By remanufacturing old parts, such as compressor cylinder heads, EGR flap modules, and brake control unit pressure sensors, costs can be reduced by 50 to 65 percent compared with new production. Regeneration can therefore be considered one of the most sustainable forms of recycling.
At the same time, there are major challenges to be met, since the soiling on products occurs in a very diverse and individual manner and the same quality standards and guarantee requirements apply to the remanufactured products as to new products. In addition, there are hardly any specifications or standards for the required cleanliness values, so that the selection and parameterization of testing and cleaning processes are mainly based on empirical values.