Cleaning for the Transportation Industry

Whether you or your package is going by plane, bus, ship, truck or mass transit, the Transportation and Logistics Industries use a wide array of devices to maintain speed and efficiency. Our Transportation Industry collection gives you the technical cleaning products designed for Thermal Printers (bag tag, boarding pass, shipping label or barcode printers), barcode readers, ticket kiosks, card readers, sensitive screens, and other devices to maintain operational effectiveness and reduce maintenance costs. Cleaning keeps things moving.

Best Practices

A regular cleaning routine is the best way to increase both operational efficiency and the longevity of the equipment while reducing service calls. Based on the manufacturers’ recommendations and customer feedback, we encourage the following best practices for optimal results:

Transportation Industry Sample Kit

Each kit contains specially designed cleaning products for equipment common to the Transportation Industry.

Kit Contents (1 of each):

  • Bill Acceptor Cleaning Card *
  • Card Reader Cleaning Card *
  • Electronics Cleaning Swab (6in/152mm)
  • Screen Cleaning Wipe
  • Thermal Printer Cleaning Card (2in/51mm) *
  • Thermal Printer Cleaning Card (3in/76mm) *
  • Thermal Printer Cleaning Card (4in/102mm) *
  • Thermal Printer Cleaning Pen

* features patented Waffletechnology®

Thermal Printers

Clean with every media roll change or at least twice per month.


Clean more frequently after periods of high use.

Printers become dirty from “paper dust” and adhesives as well as environmental contaminants. Cards clean the printhead and any build-up on the printer's rollers.

Dirty Device Symptoms:

  • Poor print and image quality
  • Paper Jams
  • Barcode misprints or voids

Card Readers

Clean once per week. Clean more frequently after periods of high usage.


Clean more frequently for outdoor devices or in areas prone to an abundance of dust particles, foot traffic and grime. Failure to clean frequently can cause system failure, device downtime and customer frustration.

Dirty Device Symptoms:

  • Card rejection
  • Reader error
  • Repeated swipes

Bill Acceptors

Clean each time you empty machine or at least twice per month.


Clean more frequently before and after periods of high use.

Money is exceptionally dirty and can cause device misreads, bill slippage, operational failure, loss of revenue, and extreme customer frustration if not cleaned properly.

Dirty Device Symptoms:

  • Bill rejection
  • Misreads
  • Device downtime / out of order

Screens, Tablets and Barcode Scanners

Clean when screen or scanner is noticeably dirty or at least once per week. Clean more frequently after periods of high usage.


Clean more frequently for outdoor devices.

Screens, especially touch or sensitive screens, and barcode scanners should be checked daily for fingerprint and grime build up. Dirty screens are the cause for slow response or erroneous input, and they can cause customer perception to be that of a poorly run company or facility.

Dirty Device Symptoms:

  • Visible smears or fingerprints
  • Failure to read
  • Dust build up