There are plenty of factors that will impact your ability to properly clean the item you are putting into an ultrasonic cleaner, but it all starts with the item itself. I say this because the item itself will dictate the settings and products used to clean and/or lubricate your equipment.
Generally speaking, the machine will be set between 25kHz to 80kHz for most cleaning jobs. Lower frequencies promote a more aggressive clean, while higher frequencies can be used for more delicate items. For instance, if you are cleaning engine parts, the settings will be lower than if you are cleaning ceramic parts.
For most cleaning jobs, the temperature will have to be set between 100℉ and 150℉. Higher temperatures equal more cavitation, so, again, you will see these settings vary with the durability of the item being put in the tank.
Size of the Tank
If you read our posts regularly, you know one of the things that we recommend to all of our clients is to spend some time on the phone with a member of our team to dial in the right tank and settings. It is very important to know what you are going to be cleaning in order to provide the right tank. If our “standard” tanks will not do the job, our team can custom-build a tank that will suit your needs. You will also find that if you are using the tank for different purposes, we can recommend different inserts that will keep your items and tank safe from damage.
We have seen people try to use regular all-purpose cleaners and other options when using an ultrasonic cleaner, but that is not a wise choice here. Due to the high temperatures and cavitation, many of those cleaners will break down rather quickly and become all but useless. Our formulations are specifically designed for very specific cleaning jobs, so let our team make some recommendations to you about the proper cleaning agent for each specific job.
If you have any other questions or would like to talk to a member of our team about ordering a tank, please give us a call at 888-989-5560.