Last week, we covered some best practices when using an ultrasonic cleaner, and we wanted to continue that this week with a few more basic tips that will help extend the life of your machine. As we have noted before, this is an investment, so we want to ensure you get the most for your money. With proper care, this machine will not only last decades, but it will also extend its life and improve the performance of the equipment you are cleaning with it.
Turn Off the Power
When the unit is not being used, remember to turn the unit off. This will help save energy costs, but, more importantly, it will ensure that your cleaning solution is not evaporating. Ultrasonic cleaners use a combination of heat and ultrasonic waves to clean. If you leave the machine powered on, your cleaning solutions will evaporate from the heat, reducing your levels and costing you more money than need be.
This should be done regardless of whether your machine has an automatic off setting, as that generally may not kick in until the machine is not used for hours.
Choosing the Right Accessories
Our staff can help you with this when you are making your initial purpose. As we noted in part one, you should always use the basket to ensure the parts are not freely floating around in the tank, possibly causing damage and an eventual leak in the tank, but there are other accessories that we offer that could provide you with even more effective cleaning. Our team of experts can make recommendations for you based on the types of cleaning you will be doing.
As mentioned above, when the cleaning process is taking place, the heat in the tank will cause the cleaning solution to evaporate. For this reason, you should have the cleaner placed in an area with proper ventilation.
Due to the nature of the cleaning process, the tank can vibrate. For this reason, you will want to make sure the tank is away from the wall for noise reduction. Higher frequencies may also require ear protection for staff working with the cleaning tank. Covering the tank can also help reduce noise, as well as the added benefit of catching condensation, which will help retain the cleaning solution levels as well as the ventilation issue mentioned above.
Only Use Approved Solutions
We briefly touched on cleaning solutions in part one, but we wanted to mention it again here in terms of safety. Using unapproved cleaning solutions could cause significant damage to the tank and may cause a safety danger as well. For instance, if you were to put acetone in the tank, it presents an explosion hazard. Acidic solutions could create pinholes in the cleaning tank. We cannot recommend strongly enough that you discuss the cleaning you will be doing with our experts to ensure you are using the proper cleaning solution supplied by Omegasonics.
Ready to Purchase an Ultrasonic Cleaner?
Ultrasonic cleaners are the most effective way to clean equipment on several fronts. For many of you running one-man shops, cleaning means you are not productively making money, and an ultrasonic cleaner can dramatically change that. Give our team of experts a call today at 888-989-5560 so we can discuss the perfect Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaner for you. And, remember, if you don’t see a tank that will work on our website, we can custom-build one specifically to suit your needs.