For the printing industry, productivity and quality are often linked to the printer head nozzles. If the nozzles are clogged or dirty, the printer will likely produce streaky prints, color misalignments, and reduced productivity. For a 3D printer, dirty or clogged nozzles are a complete disaster, bringing production to a halt. Until recently, manual cleaning was the norm, but not consistently effective, so ultrasonic cleaners are quickly becoming the “new norm” for the industry.
Here are some of the key benefits of using an ultrasonic cleaner to clean your printer head nozzles:
Deep Cleaning – if you are still cleaning printer nozzles manually, you know the effectiveness of the cleaning relies on the individual doing the cleaning. Point being, it is never consistent, even with the same person assigned to clean the nozzles all the time. If that individual is having a bad day or feeling a little lazy, they may not be adequately cleaned.
The cleaning process used by ultrasonic cleaners creates microscopic bubbles that implode upon contact, carrying the cleaning solution to every area and nook of the nozzle, which ensures they are cleaned right the first time, every time.
Enhancing Print Quality – clean nozzles mean that the overall quality of the printing is consistent every time. There are no streaks and no gaps… just a perfect image each time the printer is used as long as it is adequately maintained.
Extending the Life or Printer Heads – one of the side effects of dirty or clogged printer head nozzles is that the printer heads use more pressure and friction to create the print. This can decrease the operational life of the printer head.
Safer Cleaning Method – printer head nozzles are delicate pieces of machinery, so cleaning them manually can damage those parts. Using the ultrasonic cleaner, while terms like imploding sound harsh, this is a far more delicate process than manual cleaning.
Saves Time, More Efficient – if you read our blog regularly, the one constant you see, regardless of the item being cleaned, is how much time you save using an ultrasonic cleaner as well as how much more efficient this method is. This is especially useful for businesses that can assign employees who usually do this task to something else, improving the business’s overall bottom line.
Interested in learning more about Omegasonic ultrasonic cleaners? Give us a call at 888-989-5560 to discuss your needs with a member of our team. And remember, if we don’t have a stock tank to suit your needs, we can custom-build a tank for you!