Schnellkontakt - AP Maintenance

Antje Borchert
Category Manager Maintenance

intelligent fluids GmbH
Karl-Heine-Straße 99, 04229 Leipzig


There are at the maximum those safeguard measures necessary which hold for classical chemical products. Due to intelligent fluids‘ properties, it is more often than not possible to refrain from specific safeguard measures. In general, the detached layers are potentially harmful, not the intelligent fluid.
A thorough wettening of the surface is essential. The effectiveness can be optimized by total coverage, for example a stirred bath.
Intelligent fluids‘ optimal operating temperature ranges from 15°C to 60°C. Some products are also effective at temperatures from -5°C to 90 °C. At temperatures of below -5°C the fluid faces separation while at temperatures above freezing the fluid regenerates itself. A technical data sheet of each intelligent fluid indicates detailed application instructions.
This depends on the application, the layer type and especially on the layer thickness. It usually takes several seconds up to a few minutes until an effect is clearly visible.
An intelligent fluids must not become dry, otherwise already detached layers could restick and the desired effect may fail to appear. Therefore, the rinsing process should be startet on a still moist surface.
Using a brush, cloth or similar can be helpful. Before that, it is always necessary to wait until reaction time of the intelligent fluid is over.
The effect of intelligent fluids can be stopped immediately by adding water or other liquids (i.e. alcohol). Thus, it’s up to the user to decide when the process should come to an end. In general the effect stops with the beginning of the rinsing process.
Intelligent fluids can be applied a lot of times as long as they are not mixed with water or the like.
In case of a dry spot a new application is possible. In rare cases the so called resticking of already detached layers must be avoided because those layers may possibly adhere better than before.
A correct application is necessary to avoid residues. If the application was stopped by a rinsing process with water or alcohol a clean, non-residue surface should be guaranteed.