You can have the best cleaning equipment on the market, but that investment will be for naught if you don’t have the proper cleaning agents. Regardless of your industry, you must have ALL the right tools to ensure your equipment is appropriately cleaned. Of course, we believe that starts with ultrasonic industrial cleaners, but it also means that you must have the proper cleaning agent matched up to the type of cleaning you are doing.
In industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, cleaning validation is critical to the cleaning process. It is also why choosing the proper cleaning agent is vital. Cleaning validation is defined as the process that ensures all residues are removed from the production equipment used in manufacturing. This would include the cleaning agents once the equipment is deemed to have been cleaned. This is vital to the production process to ensure there is no cross-contamination as well as meeting manufacturing standards of the product.
The FDA has very specific guidelines regarding cleaning validation from which companies cannot deviate.
2 Key Benefits of Proper Cleaning Agents
When equipment is being cleaned, it is obviously not available to manufacture products. If the equipment is not cleaned correctly or must be cleaned multiple times, it is then taken off the production line longer than expected. This can and will happen if the proper cleaning agents are not used. Be it excessive residue or equipment not being cleaned to standard, the result is the same… excessive downtime.
Equipment Utilization Maximization
When you can identify the proper cleaning agents, it not only ensures the equipment is cleaned effectively and properly, but you can also extend the life span of the equipment use. This is especially true when using ultrasonic industrial cleaners (on both ends of the spectrum).
First, since your manufacturing equipment is being cleaned properly, the first time and every time, your downtime, as mentioned above, is significantly reduced. This means your operation is in full swing for the maximum hours every day. Because the equipment is properly maintained, you are not buying replacement parts as often, nor are you forced to discard product because of improper cleaning (which could result in an end product that does meet standards).
Additionally, by using the proper cleaning agent, you are also extending the life of your ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
Something else to consider is the actual cleaning process that is used with industrial ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Our machines rely on heat, the proper cleaning agent, and ultrasonic waves that create imploding bubbles to clean your equipment. Point being, your equipment is not subject to high-pressure cleaning used by other cleaning methods that can result in equipment damage over time.
Additionally, our filtering tanks remove debris that can damage equipment during the cleaning process. This will prevent unnecessary damage to your manufacturing and cleaning equipment that could shorten the overall operational lifespan of that equipment.
Ready to learn more about ultrasonic cleaning equipment and how it can help improve your business? Our team of experts will work with you to identify the proper cleaning equipment and cleaning agents that will work best for your specific applications. To learn more about our cleaning agents and ultrasonic cleaners, click here. Or, call us at 888-989-5560 for a personal consultation with one of our experts!