Ultrasonic Cleaning 101
Omegasonics In 4 Steps
The transducer is the same as a stereo speaker, just ours is placed in a liquid bath. We vibrate the woofer cones at a high frequency to create mechanical, high pressure vacuum bubbles that implode and rip the dirt off your part.
The ultrasonic generator serves the same purpose as your stereo receiver. It sends a very specific electrical frequency signal to the transducer to produce the exact cleaning frequency for your application. Unlike a typical car stereo, the ultrasonic generator sends a base frequency which also sweeps over of a small bandwidth to create chaos in the cleaning bath – eliminating standing waves and bottom line, does a better job of cleaning your parts.
Silicone heating elements are glued to the outside tank surfaces and the tank is then insulated with foil faced fiberglass. Tank is dropped into the portable frame housing and the completed transducers are then bolted into the bottom of the tank. The electrical back and front panels are installed as well as level sensors, plumbing pump and filters. The ultrasonic generator is then connected, the tank is filled with water and tested for eighteen hours to insure proper operation with no leaks.
Once the ultrasonic washer is tested, QC’d and documented, it is drained, wiped dry, all panels securely fastened and the machine is wheeled into the shipping department. The unit is paper pad wrapped, shrunk wrap and placed on a solid pallet base, secured to the base, and a complete crate is built around the machine to protect it for freight transport.