Industrial ultrasonic cleaners have become the preferred choice for many manufacturing and research facilities. They provide a more effective solution for a lot of cleaning applications and they clean more quickly than traditional cleaning methods that involve hard manual scrubbing and the use of caustic cleaning chemicals.
The key to buying the right ultrasonic cleaner is looking at the right characteristics and features:
1) Ultrasonic cleaner frequency
The ideal frequency of an ultrasonic cleaner determines the level and size of cavitation bubbles which produce the cleaning action in the cleaning solution. Low frequencies result in bigger bubbles which are ideal for robust cleaning of parts with hard surfaces. Higher frequencies produce smaller bubbles that are ideal for gentle cleaning of soft and delicate parts.
2) Ultrasonic cleaning tank size
The ultrasonic tank contains the cleaning solution where you immerse the parts to be cleaned. The cleaning system tank size is important in relation to the size of the parts to be cleaned. These parts must fit adequately into the tank.
If many different parts must be cleaned, a basket may be needed. Baskets keep the small parts clear of the tank bottom and sides because the vibrations against the tank walls during cleaning may damage the parts.
3) Ultrasonic cleaner power
Power is also an important factor when choosing an ultrasonic cleaner. Turnkey systems automatically have the right power levels for the ultrasonic system, however, if the ultrasonic generator, transducer, and cleaning tanks are purchased separately, adequate power needs to be generated based on the size of the tank. The ultrasonic power rating, as well as the configuration of transducers, can affect cleaning performance.
4) Cleaning with mild soaps and detergents
Industrial ultrasonic cleaners usually clean with deionized (DI) water alone, however, mild soaps and detergents may be required to remove more stubborn contaminants and to facilitate cleaning. For contaminants that are harder to clean, a solvent specific to the contaminant will often speed up cleaning and improve cleaning performance.
5) Using heat to improve cleaning performance
Sometimes the application of heat is used in ultrasonic cleaning to soften and remove heavy contamination to speed up cleaning. If heating is to be used, the tank and the transducer must be able to operate in temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. The tank must be fitted with the heater and the parts to be cleaned should also be able to withstand the high temperatures. Depending upon the contaminants to be cleaned, the cleaning process may take more time.
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