Higher customer demands for cleaner parts, particularly in the medical segment, have forced many shops to revisit their cleaning processes.
Although several types of effective cleaning processes are available, ultrasonic cleaning is the process that’s often chosen to clean parts that are intricate, with blind or threaded holes, various contours or deep cavities. That’s because ultrasonics creates vacuum bubbles that clean on a microscopic level; the small bubbles can get into tight areas for precision cleaning.
The challenge of using an ultrasonic system is selecting the correct ultrasonic cleaner, along with its accessories, cleaning solution formulations and cleaning procedures to accomplish tasks in the most efficient manner. Most ultrasonic cleaners use a water-based chemistry, which makes them more environmentally friendly than solvent-based chemistries such as vapor degreasers.
Beyond knowing the application requirements, tank size, tank wall thickness, number of transducers, temperature control, circulating filtration system and accessories are the main considerations for choosing an ultrasonic system that best fits a shop’s needs.
To find out more about cleaning system selection, the ultrasonic cleaning chemistry, and more, visit “Maximizing the Ultrasonic Cleaning Process.” Read “A Refresher Course on Ultrasonic Cleaning” to get a detailed look at the intricacies of this technology to help you understand how it is most effectively applied.