High-quality cleaning is the goal of manufacturing; you want to increase your output without compromising on quality. Ultrasonic cleaning is a more profound cleaning method than your regular cleaning. This method uses high-frequency, high-intensity sound waves transmitted through an aqueous solution to penetrate and clean the surface of your immersed parts. Combined with cavitation, ultrasonic cleaning removes all contaminants and debris, reverting your component to new.
How does Ultrasonic Cleaning work?
Simply put, cavitation. Ultrasonic cleaning is a combination of both spray and immersion washing. After you immerse your parts, the transducers attached to the washer produce sound waves sent throughout the washer. At the same time, jets propel water towards your component. The sound waves help create bubbles in the jetted water that pop against the surface of your part. As the bubbles burst, they loosen debris, and the dual-action allows the jets to blast the loosened debris from the surface of your piece.
Ultrasonic cleaners can clean a wide variety of materials. This includes metals, glass, rubber, ceramics, and some hard plastics. While ultrasonic cleaning is the most efficient method, you must use it carefully. The jetting action can cause issues such as erosion and pitting, especially with prolonged exposure. As this method uses sound waves, resonance can also damage your parts. The most efficient way to combat this is to adjust the energy density, which will make your bubbles bigger or smaller, or reduce the time spent using this method. You can also combine ultrasonic cleaning with other types of cleaning in a multi-stage washer.
The Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaning
There are multiple types of cleaning, such as spray washing and immersion or even manual cleaning. Yet, these methods do not always do the job. Ultrasonic cleaning is unique in effectively cleaning components and effectively reaching all surfaces and blind holes.
Cost and Time Savings
Since this method uses agitation and removes dirt and oil, some parts, such as O-rings, can be left in place, increasing savings. Ultrasonic cleaning also increases technical productivity. Ultrasonic cleaners can also clean multiple pieces at once faster than other methods.
No part is too complex, challenging, or delicate to be ultrasonically cleaned. Because this method uses sound waves, your cleaning solution can penetrate all surfaces and hidden passageways. Additionally, this method also removes contaminants without abrasion when correctly adjusted. This versatility makes them ideal for cleaning microchips and computer parts. Additionally, they are suitable for the food, cosmetic, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. They efficiently remove both mold and bacteria, thoroughly cleaning your components.
BE’s detergents contain no VOCs. We design them to work with ultrasonic technology to produce the best cleaning results. When combined with decreased cleaning time, you have to run your machine less, reducing your power consumption.
When it comes to ultrasonic cleaners, there is no “one size fits all.” Better Engineering can design virtually any size washer so that you can purchase the exact right-sized unit. Furthermore, multi-stage washers with an ultrasonic cleaning tank are an option, plus we can include functions such as rinse and dry to give you precisely what you need.
Overall, ultrasonic cleaners are like the Teslas of the industrial washer world. They are advanced in cleaning yet produce reliable, repeatable results that ensure you meet goals and increase productivity.