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How to clean ACL Clamps

clamp cleaning

Sanitary clamps are an integral part of your hygienic processing system. As they are the component that is most likely to be disassembled and reassembled during maintenance works, they are often the component that is most likely to undergo a continued schedule of cleaning cycles.

Clamps in use

A standard clamp may contain as many as nine component parts. All of these parts are designed to function in a variety of conditions. The interaction between the component parts is affected by the ingress of dirt, the crystallisation of cleaning products and the wearing of components.

Material is worn away during on/off cycles. If this is not cleaned correctly, it will increase the chances of galling – see diagram.

Clamp cleaning diagram