Industrial tools and medical instruments come in many different shapes and sizes. While in use, they can accumulate grease, bacteria, oils and more.
But did you know that 30-50% of the surface area for many these items are unreachable when cleaned by a bristle brush! This poses a tough challenge for the operator when trying to hand wash the product, even when using powerful soaps. These issues can be solved with the right Ultrasonic Chemicals and Ultrasonic Frequencies on your machine.
With all the different types of industrial parts that require cleaning, industrial ultrasonics is the best way to maximize efficiency and reduce cleaning costs. It is a one step process able to handle and effectively wash a variety of parts from a wide range of industrial applications.
When using an ultrasonic cleaning machine, the ultrasonic detergent used is very crucial. Fine-tuning will enhance the process. The key is adjusting the temperature and processing time, in conjunction with a specific detergent, which allows cavitation to work more effectively. Some chemistries work better at lower temperatures and other at higher temperatures. Omegasonics has over 40 plus ultrasonic detergents specifically designed to meet every situational need. Using the right one will significantly increase ultrasonic process efficiency.
Along with the chemical balance in an ultrasonic machine, “frequency” also plays a large role in getting a machine to perform at its maximum. A transducer emits high frequency sounds into the ultrasound tank. These bubbles then strike the object waiting to be cleaned and implode. This loosens soil, dirt, and other materials from the object in a non-harmful manner. The bubbles are able to reach those virtually “impossible” nooks and crannies that the bristle brushes cannot. If you have incredibly tight spaces, extremely delicate metals or require sub-micron cleaning, higher frequencies would work most effectively. Sometimes it can be beneficial to use multiple frequencies on an item, but this is rare and the cost versus benefit ration is rarely met.
Finding the right combination of ultrasonic chemicals and frequency can dramatically help save energy, time and labor. The opportunities to beat out your competitors are endless, even if they are already using an ultrasonic machine! If you have questions, our ultrasonic cleaning experts are available to help.