Ultrasonic cleaning has already made its presence known in the arena of parts and systems management. Throughout the previous podcasts sponsored by OmegaSonics, Frank and I have provided example after example of how ultrasonic cleaning can improve the efficiency of your business.
This positive effect can in turn brighten your life. Besides the obvious technological advantages of easier cleaning for minute and fragile equipment, ultrasonic parts cleaners are a partner in the fight to save the environment and strengthen your bottom line. As ultrasonic cleaning improves in the future, take a second to imagine the strides that will be made. The cleaning of a computer disc that now seems so complex will pale in comparison to ultrasonic techniques applied to the field of nanotechnology where objects that are not visible to the naked eye will be cleansed.
If you are not already a proponent or user of ultrasonic cleaning, the following description of how ultrasonic cleaning will morph and influence the future will make you want to be part of this exciting new world.
The most obvious aspect of how ultrasonic cleaning will change over time is already becoming extremely apparent. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), annually stripping more and more cleaning solvents from circulation, water-based chemistries are becoming more dominant.
The problem is that water-based chemistries do not clean nearly as well as solvents. Therefore a mechanical action is needed to augment or replace the water-based methods. The best solution is to add ultrasound to your arsenal, doing so by adopting ultrasonic cleaning. Technology is forcing the hand of converting to smaller parts as we have seen over this century, and exponentially more so over the past few years.
As a society that is moving towards nanotechnology, smaller is better. As parts become smaller, it will be harder, and eventually, impossible to clean them by hand. Once again, the best alternative is the ultrasound utilized by ultrasonic cleaning.
Businesses will require better-trained and educated personnel to work with and manipulate these smaller parts and more intricate machinery. Labor costs will undeniably increase. The increase in insurance and rise of minimum wage can catch up with you, even if you employ minimally skilled labor. Ultrasonic cleaning can help you combat these evils lurking to destroy your profit margin, as it pays itself off within months.
The idea of parts, mechanical or nanotechnology, becoming smaller and more powerful, means developing more sophisticated and complicated ways to handle these new smaller versions. To properly maintain and cleanse them precisely and completely, you must employ ultrasound.
Are you experiencing all of the benefits of ultrasonic cleaning machines? If not, you are missing out on sterile, efficient, and effective machinery for your business. Think of what you have learned about ultrasonic cleaning either through our series of podcasts or other sources.
Ask business owners who have implemented ultrasound into their maintenance regimen. You will undoubtedly see the advantages that have caused more and more people to jump on board the ultrasonic cleaning train for a trip to less headaches and higher profitability for you.
Frank, you have been involved with ultrasonic cleaning for over twenty years. I know that this technology has existed since the 1930’s, but how have you seen it change and take off over the past several years?
Where do you see ultrasonic cleaning in five, ten, and fifty years?
You stated that someone could pay off their ultrasonic cleaning equipment within a few months by offsetting ever increasing labor costs. Please explain to the listeners how this is financially possible.
How many solvents does OSHA take off of the use list annually and how much has this rate increased recently?
How much smaller have parts needed to be cleaned gotten since you got into the ultrasonic cleaning business?