Working with steel components can be difficult simply because of the rust factor. The integrity of the alloys can be jeopardized by plenty of things, from the handling of the parts before they ever get to you, to the machine cutting, to general wear and tear. Most people do not know this, but the layer that protects steel parts from rust is thinner than a human hair. If that thin layer becomes compromised for any reason, it can lead to contamination, then rust of the part.
So, what does an ultrasonic cleaner have to do with that, right? Well, actually a lot.
Preventing and Removing Rust
Regardless of the machine, it has to be taken apart and cleaned from time to time to operate properly, check component wear, etc. In many instances, these pieces are being cleaned by hand even when there is rust present. Now, I don’t know if you have ever tried to remove rust by hand, but it is not a pleasant experience. Nor, at least for the average person, is it always successful. It only takes one tiny spot to be missed and the rust problem will happen all over again. Enter the ultrasonic cleaner.
For those of you unfamiliar with how an ultrasonic cleaner works, the ultrasonic waves create cavitation in the tank, like a propeller moving through the water, if you will. That cavitation creates microscopic, little bubbles that then travel to the item in the tank. When they come in contact with a surface, they implode, spreading the cleaning agent throughout. Because the bubbles are so tiny and they are so many of them, they will get into every crack and crevice of the part, removing contaminants and, yes, rust.
Having the machine parts thoroughly cleaned is far from the only benefit you will enjoy by using an ultrasonic cleaner. If you are a business owner, I don’t have to tell you that time is money. Hand cleaning can take hours, if not days, for some pieces. What if we told you it would literally only take minutes? Now, you are not only freeing up that employee to do something else, but the machine that is being cleaned will be done much quicker. This means it is operational again, making you more money.
If you would like to learn more about Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaners, give us a call at 888-989-5560 today. A member of our team will be more than happy to discuss our cleaning tanks and how they can help you or your business.