Outsourcing the cleaning operation to clean paint jigs is the traditional method. This starts a chain of cost aspects such as : extra set of jigs, taking out and putting back in the jigs, repair costs due to transport deformations, startup defaults, product defects and extra dust. Huge cost gains can be made a by stable paint-process. Lasers are the state of art 'lean manufacturing' tools to get rid of the costly 'after process quality control. The quality must be optimal and stable trough the entire production process, Laser Cleaning perfectly suits the demands to perform as an outstanding cost saving tool.
By integrating several laser ' cleaning stations' in your paint system you can delay the outsourcing significantly. The electrical contact points will remain clean, no matter how many cycles the carriage has been through.
Lasers are compact and have a low opex in the range 1/12 against traditional techniques (energy,maintenance). With the quality improvements and stable process layout the the general opex of your paint process will be lower.