The short answer is yes. But you need to understand why to fully appreciate how useful an ultrasonic clear can be in such matters.
What is a Rust?
Rust is a product of oxidation. Or, to be more precise, the corrosion of iron and alloys that contain iron. For some of us, this process was demonstrated in our high-school labs. Did your teacher ever have you put steel wool over a Bunsen burner to demonstrate how oxidation works? This was a real-time and very fast demonstration of how this process works.
There are numerous “accepted” processes of removing rust. For instance, if you look up “natural” ways to remove rust from tools, you will probably find recipes with lemon juice. Sometimes chemicals can be used for this process. These processes generally involve long soak times and can be a bit dangerous if you are not familiar with the processes or do not use the proper safety precautions when attempting to remove the rust from these tools.
We believe a far better and more economical (meaning both time and financially) way to do this is with an Omegasonics Ultrasonic cleaner. This is especially true if you offer this service as a business owner or have a business where rust buildup is a common problem.
Fast and Effective Rust Removal with an Ultrasonic Cleaner
If you work with tools regularly, you know how intricate some of these parts can be. They look simple at times, but there are sometimes numerous moving parts with many small cracks and crevices. Even with long soak times and meticulous scrubbing, it would be virtually impossible for you to be able to get everything out of every crack and crevice.
The unique process that ultrasonic cleaners use ensure that will not be the case when you use this method to remove rust from tools or parts.
In this cleaning process, ultrasonic waves create tiny cavitation bubbles that cover the surface of the tools or parts and penetrate every small crack and crevice. Our cleaning process does not use harmful chemicals either. Instead, we use water-based cleaning solutions that are not dangerous to use or harmful to the environment. This cleaning solution is carried to every surface of the tool or part in these bubbles, which implode and allow the cleaning solution to penetrate every area of the tool or part. For use of a better word, these implosions are a very violent act, just not violent in the way one would think. This implosion cleans the object without actually hurting its integrity.
The combination of the ultrasonic waves, the heat settings, and the cleaning formula turn a process that could take hours or days into something that takes mere minutes.
If you are worried about choosing the proper setting or the proper cleaning solution, don’t. If you use Omegasonics, a member of our expert team will explain the entire process as well as work with you to ensure the proper settings are used to ensure you get the best possible outcome when using our tanks. And, remember, if you are investing in an ultrasonic cleaner for this purpose, it can be used for other purposes as well, such as removing paint or dirt and debris from tools and parts.
If this sounds like an investment you are ready to make, give us a call at 888-989-5560 and one of our team members will help you find the ideal solution to fit all of your needs.