There is some skepticism around ultrasonic cleaning systems and their ability to clean almost anything. Most theories about why ultrasonic cleaning systems don’t work can be traced back to improper use or incorrect setup. When appropriately used, ultrasonic cleaners can truly clean almost anything without causing damage to the parts in the tank.
Ultrasonic Cleaners Will Not Damage Soft Surfaces
Some people claim that ultrasonic cleaning systems will damage a part’s soft surfaces or delicate structures, but this is not true if the cleaner is being used properly. Cleaning delicate structures at too low of a frequency will cause damage. Ultrasonic cleaners can be set to operate at a higher frequency to quickly clean soft surfaces and fragile parts without causing any damage. It is essential to talk to a trusted manufacturer like Omegasonics about changing the frequency of the ultrasonic cleaning system for each part. Set up is key, which is why our team works with our customers to dial in the settings to ensure you get the best possible results.
You Do Not Need to Pre-Clean Parts
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are designed to clean heavily contaminated parts. There is no need to wipe down or pre-rinse parts before putting them in the ultrasonic cleaning bath. If you are using the right tank for the job and the system is configured correctly, the ultrasonic cleaning system will do the whole wash for you.
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Can Clean Aluminum
Aluminum is an extremely soft metal compared to steel or bronze. Its soft surface makes it more susceptible to pitting if it is washed in an ultrasonic cleaning tank set to a low frequency. When set to a higher frequency, the ultrasonic cleaning tank can efficiently and effectively clean aluminum surfaces just as well as harder metals.
Medical Instruments Can Be Sterilized with Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
While the ultrasonic cleaning system does not kill pathogens on its own, you can still use the system to sterilize the parts being cleaned. An ultrasonic cleaning system will dislodge the pathogens and all other contaminants from the parts. However, the parts will not be sterilized in this process. Instead, you must add disinfectant to the ultrasonic cleaning solution to sterilize medical instruments and devices. After the ultrasonic cleaning system removes the pathogens from the parts, the disinfectant in the cleaning solution will sterilize them.
Long Cleaning Time Does Not Result in Cleaner Parts
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are designed to decontaminate parts quickly. Leaving the parts in the ultrasonic cleaning tank for a longer time will not make your parts any cleaner. Cleaning times may vary depending on the parts in the tank, but how clean an item gets is not directly related to how long you leave it in the ultrasonic cleaning tank solution.
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems are Effective and Efficient
In order to see the best results from an ultrasonic cleaning system, you will need to have the right ultrasonic cleaning tank set to the correct frequency, power, and heating for the parts you are cleaning. Omegasonics will set you up with a custom ultrasonic cleaning tank to meet your needs and bring you the results you are hoping for. Give one of our team experts a call today at 888-989-5560.