Ultrasonic cleaning is already the worldwide leader in improving safety, labor costs, and profits in an industrial cleaning setting. There are ways to further optimize your Omegasonics machine for maximum cleaning efficiency. Here are a few no hassle practices you can use today!
How to use Ultrasonic Cleaning
Temperature: As temperature increases, so do cativation bubbles. The best temperature for ultrasonic cleaning is around 65% of the boiling point of the solution for water 137 degrees F. As temperature increases, cativation is more evenly distributed but less powerful. We recommend utilizing temperature between 130 and 180 degrees F. However, some cleaning soaps work better at higher temperatures and others at lower temperatures. To see how to optimize your Omegasonics machine at the right temperature for your specific project, contact one of our application specialists.
Frequency: Lower frequency = higher strength cavitation with larger imploding bubbles. Conversely, high frequency = less powerful cavitation occurs with smaller implosions. Low frequency is good for large parts with very coarse contaminants. High frequency is best optimized for finer particles in hard to reach areas. The best overall cleaning frequency for a great majority of applications is 40 kHz.
Change the Water: Replacing the water inside your ultrasonic cleaning machine is and important part of improved performance. However, dirty water doesn’t necessarily mean poor cleaning. Some contamination actually improves cavitation within the ultrasonic bath because it reduces the surface tension of the cleaning solution. Only when the bath is over saturated with contaminants or the original pH of the solution has been altered dramatically, does the bath need to be changed or more soap added. A good filtration system does extend the life of the soap, though it isn’t so good for soap sales by the supplier.