Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Ultra Clean Technologies Corp. was founded to promote cleanliness in hydraulic systems by removing contaminants from hoses, tubes and pipe. “The origin of our cleaning system was just a simple concept of taking a pneumatic launcher and firing a foam projectile through a hydraulic line to clean it out,” says CEO Bruce Riley. “Previously, the only system that was available was a very expensive and labor-intensive machine for flushing hydraulic lines with special liquids. After washing the hydraulic lines with this machine, they would then have to be hung to dry out. Our method of dry-firing foam projectiles through the hydraulic assemblies not only reduced the labor and time involved in cleaning the lines, but was vastly more cost-efficient.”
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Ultra Clean also recently developed the Clean Seal System to prevent re-contamination. The system uses heat-shrink technology to shrink plastic capsules onto cleaned hydraulic assemblies. “Since the capsule conforms to the shape of the hydraulic fittings, it doesn’t slide or pop off — which was a problem with traditional injection-molded caps and plugs,” says Riley.