While ultrasonic cleaners are some of the most useful industrial cleaners on the market, they need the proper accessories to function properly. For example, ultrasonic cleaners can’t work without using some sort of liquid medium to get the job done.

Although many people choose to simply use water, ultrasonic cleaning solutions can provide an advantage when they are used in conjunction with, or instead of, just plain water. Discover useful information on ultrasonic cleaning solutions that you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your ultrasonic cleaner.

Surface Tension

If you’ve ever seen beaded drops of water on the surface of a glass or on a window pane, then you may have wondered how the water is able to hold together so perfectly. The answer, simply put, is surface tension.

Water is capable of holding itself together in very small droplets. This is due to the surface of the water being strong enough to hold back the flow of the water on the inside of the droplet. Once the droplet becomes too large, the surface tension can no longer hold back the flow and the droplet breaks into smaller ones.

Ultrasonic cleaners take advantage of surface tension by making it lower, allowing for increased cavitation and a more thorough cleaning.

Lower Surface Tension means More Cavitation

Surface tension can actually inhibit the way an ultrasonic cleaner functions, reducing the all-important bubbling action that cleans your products. Ultrasonic cleaning works by making small bubbles in the water with ultrasonic waves. As the surface tension lowers, smaller and more numerous cavitation bubbles can be created.

More bubbles mean more energy and more energy translates to better cleaning. So, as you can clearly see, it is to the advantage of ultrasonic cleaner users to lower the surface tension. To learn more about the science behind cavitation and surface tension, here are a couple resources:

Enter Cleaning Solutions

Omegasonics’ line of cleaning solutions is designed to lower the surface tension in the water to improve the ultrasonic cleaner’s ability to get the job done. Coming from the cleaning world, the words “chemical” and “solution” often bring up images of highly expensive and hard to deal with caustic materials. This is not always the case with Omegasonics’ line of green cleaning solutions.

Ultrasonic cleaning solutions are not solvents. They are specifically designed to be environmentally safe and in most cases are not difficult to dispose of:

Types of Cleaning Solutions

There are several types of cleaning solutions that can be used in conjunction with your ultrasonic cleaner (table thttps://omegasonics.com/table-top-washers/op and industrial cleaners). These include:

Alkaline  Soaps: General use alkaline soaps are suitable for cleaning a wide range of materials, including metal, plastics, ceramics and even fabrics. They are designed to remove carbon, grease and oil, among other things.

Descalers: Descalers are ideal  for removing rust and scale from metals.

Enzyme Detergents: Enzyme detergents work in the same way as general use soaps, but are specifically designed for stainless steel, brass, titanium and aluminum for removing oils.

Low pH Cleaners: Many cleaning solutions are mildly acidic and are used for passivating stainless steel and titanium parts used in aerospace and medical applications.

Contact our Team of Ultrasonic Cleaning Experts

Want to make your ultrasonic cleaner more effective? Then take a look at the wide variety of ultrasonic cleaning solutions that Omegasonics offers. Have questions? Contact our experts at Omegasonics by calling 888-989-5560, emailing us at Omegasonics@Omegasonics.com, or by filling out our online contact form.