The Wellner L1 Cleaning Machine
Now Available at Eckcells
The Wellner L1 ultrasonic watch cleaning machine is now available for purchase from Eckcells. A well-respected horological educator introduced Jack Kurdzionak to the manufacturer of the cleaning machine. It is only distributed in the US by Eckcells and is in stock and ready to ship anywhere in the US. Terry Kurdzionak of Eckcells commented on their decision to carry the machine, “We saw a need for a high-quality cleaner, built with industrial-grade components, modular design that is easily serviced, with six baths, with the possibility of programming 30 custom wash and rinse cycles.” The machine is completely manufactured in Germany by Wellner Engineering.
The new Wellner L1 is a fully automatic washing machine that provides six cleaning tanks, including one with ultrasonic cleaning function. A seventh tank for special use is optional. Thirty cleaning programs with up to 32 single cleaning steps can be created and stored. The tanks can be given alphanumerical names and started at a single push on the start button left of the display. The creation and selection of the cleaning programs is easy, and all done with a single turning knob. Nine cleaning movements are programmable and adjustable. All common cleaning baskets work in this machine.
All six cleaning tanks, as well as the drying position, can be programmed as single steps in arbitrary order, so very specific cleaning programs can be
created. The cleaning motion, cleaning time, spinning velocity, and spinning time can all be defined for each single step. The turning angle, while oscillating movements, can be adjusted as an added option. Brushless servo motors enable a silent and dynamic movement of the axes. With the
servo motor-driven spindle, the cleaning basket can do smooth turnarounds and also fast and aggressive movement. One option allows the machine to vibrate for cleaning assembled movements.
An option allows all the cleaning done with the machine to be logged with date, time, used tanks, and state of the used cleaning solutions. This data can be exported to an SD card on the back of the machine and used for quality assurance. For software updates, special cleaning programs, optional functions, and customization, the machine can be connected to a PC by USB.
All the cleaning tanks are closed and sealed while on standby, cleaning, and spinning. The electronics are separated from the machine inside and ventilated to the outside. There is door monitoring and three-zone temperature monitoring.
The machine is constructed of aluminum and stainless steel. The inside is completely stainless steel with powder-coated aluminum panels outside. The acrylic door and side windows measure 6mm. The spindle uses a fully ceramic bearing and PTFE sealing, and all spindle parts are stainless steel.
Terry Kurdzionak of Eckcells says, “This superior machine is competitively priced with machines of older design and less flexibility. This machine offers far more features than machines costing the same or more.” Eckcells has complete information available for ordering this machine. Contact Eckcells at 603-726-7646 or email@example.com.
Kathy Ortt is an editor for Horological Times.