Ultrasonic Washers Make Bicycle Repair Shops Pedal Even Faster
Mountain biking, road biking and recreational biking is one of the most popular sports in the world enjoyed by young and old alike. Like any type of vehicle, maintenance and cleaning are vital to their long term durability and ultrasonic technology is beginning to gain traction in this industry.
Is Your Bicycle Facility Looking to Improve Your Repair Department?
If you are like the vast majority of bicycle retailers and repair facilities in the world, a big portion of your business and your company’s marketing is the fact you offer tune ups to your clients for the first year at no charge on new bicycle sales, and that you have fully functional repair technicians on staff to support that. Before your technicians can get into repairing and servicing rear cassettes, derailers, crank arms, bottom brackets, hubs brakes, shifters, even chains, and all the other bicycle components they come in contact with, these parts must be cleaned first.
Grease, grime, road dirt and other contaminants accumulates with all the miles your customers put on their bikes. Most repair techs however, are saddled with cleaning these parts with rags, brushes and any number of solvent sprays. While effective, the smell in your shop from these solvent cleaners permeates the air your techs and customers breathe. Plus the cleaning is slower and not as thorough as it could be with better technology cleaning.
Ultrasonic cleaners use water based, biodegradable soaps and the power of high frequency sound waves, also known as cavitation energy, to pull away the grease and grime in a fraction of the time, and with surgically clean superiority. The best part, your techs aren’t standing there wiping grease away by hand. While your ultrasonic unit is doing the work your technician used to do, your technician is doing the repair work that he is trained for – the work that your shop gets paid for.
More and more bicycle facilities are switching to this revolutionary technology used in many high technology industries. Omegasonics has made this technology affordable for your specific industry. So if you are looking to improve your shop’s image, increase your repair revenue and cut your rising labor costs, ultrasonic washers are your answer.
- Increases production by at least 300%
- Cleans brake levelers, headsets, chain rings and more in a fraction of the time
- No toxic solvents to breathe
- Increases repair revenue
- Saves on labor and material costs
- Shortens turnaround repairs to your clients
It used to take a full day to manually remove support material from some 3D parts. Now we just put the parts into the ultrasonic cleaner and do something else while they’re being cleaned. After three hours, we have nice, clean parts.”– Armen Boyajyan, Product Finishing Manager, of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
The future of prototype manufacturing can get here even faster and easier.
- Gently removes support structure materials from ABS, Polycarbonate, Nylon 12 and PCABS, among others
- Thorough cleaning with even very intricate parts
- Less expensive than recirculating tank style washers
- Easy to use
- No setup or training
- No hand cleaning
- Reduced labor costs