Ultrasonic Cleaning Detergents 101

Process of Using Soaps/Solutions

Now it is time to put it all together with the pre-rinse, ultrasonic bath (with detergents), post rinse, and drying. This process can be completely customized to fit the part you’re cleaning.

For example, aluminum, brass, carbon steel, and copper quickly develop a thin layer of oxidation (rust) after being rinsed with water. The use of Omega Rust Protectant forms a protective barrier on the metal that allows you to skip the rinsing process in order to protect the part.

In other cases, rinsing is safe for certain types of metal, but when the water dries, it can leave visible spotting. Using OmegaRinse promotes the sheeting of moisture from the surface, there for reducing the occurrence of spotting.

Spend hours of labor cleaning in your business or hobby? A huge variety of professionals benefit from using an ultrasonic cleaning, including engineering, medical professionals, electronics fabricators, and manufacturing. In these industries, usually it requires hours of working with a bath of harsh solvents and time, methodically cleaning parts. There is a better option that takes less time and is more effective: Machine + Detergent.

Machine

The first part of the equation, the ultrasonic cleaning machine, does the heavy lifting. Omegasonics offers many shapes, sizes, and powers of ultrasonic cleaners. This includes table-top and industrial cleaners. The machine is the key to creating the cleaning action with ultrasonic waves: cavitation bubbles. However, adding detergents increases the cleaning action and can even prevent rust. See: Contact Omegasonics to find the perfect machine for your applications.

Detergent

Once a machine has been selected, the next step is to find the best detergent for the part being cleaned. It is extremely important to remember that certain detergents cannot be used with certain types of parts, otherwise it may cause damage to the part. For example, OmegaMaxx is perfect for stainless steel, titanium, and steel, but should not be used with brass, copper, or aluminum. When working with metals that are prone to oxidation and rust, it is important to add an inhibitor to the medium (in an ultrasonic cleaner, this is water). On each of Omegasonics’ detergent pages, you will find which types of parts can be used and which cannot be used.