Cleaning machine for frame formwork| ERA

Task Definition

The equipment has the task of cleaning (removal of cement residue) the front and side faces of formwork elements from different manufacturers and of different makes. An additional surface cleaning is also carried out.

Painted, galvanized, or powder-coated elements made of steel or aluminum can be cleaned.

The formwork can also be made of either wood or plastic.

Performance: The equipment has a cleaning performance of approximately 130 – 150m2 per hour
(for average element size and contamination)


Function / Equipment

  • Automatic run The elements are automatically drawn into the machine and passed through using roller systems and driven rubber wheels.

  • Cleaning of the formwork facing The formwork facing is cleaned along the entire length of the element using staggered circular brushes. The individual brushes can be switched in or out according to element length.

  • Level of contamination The contact pressure of all brush units can be pneumatically regulated and thereby adapted to the elements’ level of contamination. In addition, the pass-through speed is also adjustable.

  • Automatic width adjustment When processing assorted elements, their width can be preset at the controls. The moving side of the equipment core then automatically travels into the corresponding position. When processing unsorted elements, their width is determined by sensors and the equipment core travels into the corresponding position. Even a piece count of “1” for each respective element width can thereby be easily processed.

    For the cleaning of frame formwork elements with a flanged profile on the outer side, profile brushes can be used.

  • Automatic height adjustment (optional) In the standard implementation, the height adjustment is made by the worker electrically. In automatic height adjustment, a sensor recognizes the height of the element and the setting of the machine is done by control. In this way, unsorted element batches can be cleaned in a time-saving way.

  • Suction (optional) The powerful suction device picks up the cement dust created during cleaning and collects it in a disposal container (incl. tubing for the machine)

  • Color options  


  • Remote maintenance (optional) Using remote maintenance, possible faults in the on-site equipment can be computer-analyzed as quickly as possible. These faults are then immediately cleared or the machine operator is offered assistance.

  • Statistical evaluation (optional) Using additional mechanics, sensors, and programming, the cleaning performance of the equipment can be captured and evaluated.

Technical data

  • Cleaning of element widths up to 2.70 m
  • Models
  • ERA / 270
The following data refers to the model ERA / 270!
  • 0.80 x 0.20 x 0.06 m
  • ∞ x 2.70 x 0.16 m

  • 3.30* x 4.50 x 2.10** m
  • 0.85 m
  • 6 - 8 bar, dry
  • 3 x 400 V

  • light gray
  • bright red
  • Elements
  • Dimensions (L x B x H) min.
  • Dimensions (L x B x H) max.
  • (longer elements also optional)

  • Cleaning machine
  • Dimensions* (L x B x H) ca.
  • Work place approx.
  • Air connection
  • Power connection

  • Color
  • Casing - RAL 7035
  • Frame - RAL 3020

* with roller tables in front of and behind the machine, the overall length is 8.50 m
** without suction