Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is produced as a waste by-product of many industrial processes and is captured and repurposed (aka “Recycled CO2”) as a valuable resource for high-tech or high reliability product manufacturing applications. Liquid, solid, plasma, and supercritical CO2 are used to provide both stand-alone and tool-integrated precision cleaning, extraction, disinfection, modification, cooling, and lubrication functions. Moreover, CO2 technology works synergistically with innovative process adjuncts such as atmospheric plasma, Laser, and robotic automation to provide highly robust processing platforms. Effectively implemented, CO2 technology significantly reduces multiple forms of lean and green manufacturing wastes including factory space, labor, material inputs, processing time, energy, wastewater, and other non-productive by-products.
Our company founder has pioneered the development of practical and effective CO2-based manufacturing solutions since 1984. Our experience comprises more than 30 years of CO2 technology and applications development, numerous commercial products and accessories, and a comprehensive and growing patent portfolio. Our proprietary products and processes utilize recycled CO2 as a precision cleaning spray, immersion cleaning and extraction solvent, surface modification agent, and machining coolant. Our innovative clean manufacturing solutions address a variety of production cleaning, thermal control, and machining problems for high-tech and high-reliability product manufacturers.
Our eco-friendly and highly adaptive CO2 solutions have solved a wide-range of contamination problems arising during the production of high-tech or high-reliability products in manufacturing industries such as Hard Disk Drive, Aerospace, Microelectronics, Medical, and Automotive. Our cleaning, cooling, and surface modification solutions are outstanding manufacturing sustainability tools for reducing manufacturing waste such as time, energy, labor, material, and space, while improving product manufacturing yields, quality, and productivity.
David Jackson, Founder and President of CleanLogix LLC (CleanLogix), developed and patented the first dense phase CO2 processing technology at Hughes Aircraft in the 1980s to meet the stringent cleanliness requirements of hardware used in spacecraft and military systems. Mr. Jackson continued his pioneering work in CO2 technology during the 1990s with the development and commercialization of Centrifugal Liquid CO2 Immersion and CO2 Composite Spray technologies.
Since that early development period, CleanLogix has continued to innovate new and improved CO2 processing technology as well as evolve a business model that effectively addresses the numerous manufacturing market and application opportunities for CO2-based precision cleaning, cooling, and surface modification processes. CleanLogix provides OEMs, custom machine builders, and other value-added resellers with standardized CO2 process integration modules called a CO2 Processing Units (CPU®) under exclusive and non-exclusive market- and application-segmented licenses.
Shown in the figure above, CPU® provide one or a combination of basic CO2 processing functions – cleaning, cooling, and surface modification – for a particular value-added manufacturing process and tool. CPU® incorporate our extensive experience, knowledge and patented technology for numerous manufacturing platforms including precision assembly, testing, robotic automation, hard machining, precision abrasive grinding, joining, among many other examples.
CO2 Mechanics, by David Jackson. Based on more than 30 years of CO2 technology development and product commercialization, this guidebook provides manufacturing engineers and managers with practical knowledge, tools and techniques for developing and implementing innovative CO2-enabled lean and green (clean) manufacturing processes, products and production lines. Effectively implemented, CO2 technology is an outstanding manufacturing sustainability tool. CO2 technology significantly reduces multiple forms of lean and green manufacturing wastes including factory space, labor, material inputs, processing time, energy, wastewater, and other non-productive by-products.