Generally, when you think of cleaning machines, you do not envision them being capable of stripping paint and rust from machine parts. That may be the case with standard washers, but this is not the case when it comes to ultrasonic cleaners. These powerful cleaning tools are far more than just “cleaning” equipment.
Removing paint and or rust from vintage metal parts is not exactly an easy one when using traditional methods. Most of us have had to strip down and refinish a piece of furniture at some point. Think back to how long it took to do a single piece of wood. Now think about how much more difficult it would be if you were trying to strip down and clean intricate machine parts.
Completing this process by hand is virtually impossible. And simply soaking these parts in a solvent can do as much harm as good. Chemicals may end up stripping the paint, but they can also negatively impact the integrity of the equipment. Of course, there is also no guarantee that every surface will have the paint, debris, or rust removed.
Ultrasonic cleaners use a very unique process that ensures every nook and crevice is properly cleaned. Rather than using sprayers or long soak times, ultrasonic waves create cavitation bubbles that explode upon hitting the surface of the machinery. When the bubbles collapse, they release an energetic pulse of the water and cleaning agent. This pulse is what dislodges the grime, debris, and, yes, even paint from the surface of the machinery. If you are worried about the machine being too powerful or too weak, don’t, because our team of experts will help you dial in the process.
To that point, having the right setting is critical to cleaning or stripping the equipment properly. This is especially true when you have machine parts that use different metals.
Just plain water may work fine for some parts, depending upon the job. However, for stripping paint and/or rust from machine parts, you are going to more than likely need to add a cleaning agent to the tank to ensure it removes everything. The temperature of the tanks will play a key role in this as well. While not quite at the boiling points, the temperature will need to be hot enough to soften the paint to the point the cleaning agents and cavitation bubbles can remove the paint from the surface of the machine part.
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If you have larger or smaller equipment and are worried our “standard” tanks will not work for your specific business, don’t! Give us a call at 888-989-5560 and discuss your specific needs with a member of our expert staff. If we do not have a tank already built that will suit your needs, our team can custom build a tank specifically for the cleaning needs of your business. We will also work with you to ensure you the proper settings and cleaning agents to successfully complete every task for which you are buying an Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaner.