For any job, you want the best piece of equipment as well as being affordable. There are basically three different options for cleaning for businesses, especially in industry: spray washers, spray machines, and ultrasonic cleaners. By taking the time to look at the big picture, meaning the long-term impact of these cleaners, you would be surprised how much more financially sound an ultrasonic cleaner is for even a small business owner.
Spray vs. Ultrasonic
For our purposes here, we will consider both spray gun-style washers and spray machine washers to be the same category. Now, we are not ignorant to the fact that for some industries, such as a car wash, ultrasonic cleaners are not possible. However, you would have both options for items such as smaller auto parts, miniatures, machinery parts, and kitchen filters. What we are trying to do here is find the most cost-effective and cleaning-effective solution for you.
Outside of the purchase of the machine, one of the top three contributors to the cost of cleaning is the chemicals that are used. Anyone that has used chemical cleaners knows these products are not cheap. Additionally, depending on what chemicals you are using, there could be disposal requirements to ensure you are not hurting the environment.
Omegasonics uses water-based cleaning agents rather than chemicals to clean. This is possible due to the cleaning process itself, which creates tiny bubbles that implode on the surface and ensure the cleaning agent penetrates every surface, crack, and crevice of the item being cleaned.
You are using less detergent overall, not to mention the costs of disposal and the damage that chemicals can do over time to the equipment.
This is HUGE, especially for small business owners that need to watch every penny. Going to the point above, working with dangerous chemicals often requires additional training and sometimes even certification. These are costs you will not incur, for the most part, by using ultrasonic cleaners. Once the staff is trained on how to operate the cleaner, which is minimal, you are good to go.
There is also uptime, meaning how productive your staff is being as well as the machinery itself being in play. There is simply no comparison to handwashing versus ultrasonic cleaners in terms of getting the equipment clean, but it also takes far less time. Some of you may have a full team in place to clean throughout the day, and that may not necessarily be the case with ultrasonic cleaners.
Spray machine washers can be a nightmare in terms of moving parts. And, as noted above, there is also the issue of the damage that can be done to the machine parts over time with harmful chemicals. If you look inside a spray washer, you can probably see dozens of moving parts with a quick glance, and this does not include the moving parts inside of the moving parts! Ultrasonic cleaners have really only major piece with moving parts, which would be the filtration pump system. Rather than constantly fixing your spray washer (and I can tell you from experience, they go down a lot), your maintenance team can be far more effective doing PM and maintaining your other equipment.
Ready to talk about purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner? A member of our team would love to talk to you! Give us a call at 888-989-5560 to discuss your options. Our team will work with you to find the ideal fit, even if we have to custom-build a tank just for your business. We will also work with you on the proper settings and cleaning agents to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time!