Using Ultrasonic Cleaners: Why They Are Vital To Our Process

The common reader has probably encountered the term “ultrasound” before. Most familiar is probably the use of ultrasound depth imaging to view fetuses during pregnancy. Using sound waves that are not audible to the human ear, the picture of the fetus is made from those sound waves bouncing off of the fetus and back to the monitor (much like sonar). Ultrasonic cleaning uses these same sound waves, but at a different frequency and in different ways.

What is an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Ultrasonic cleaning is the use of ultrasonic tones in order to clean the same way traditional chemical solvents would. While ultrasonic cleaning sometimes uses the aid of a traditional chemical solvent, it is not necessary, and it is not how Neuron Bio Industrial uses it.

Ultrasonic cleaning usually uses 20-400 KHZ of ultrasound waves in order to do its cleaning. Cavitation bubbles are created as a result of this sound agitating the water, and those bubbles are what cause the objects to be cleaned. The bubbles create pressure that pushes the contaminant off of the material that is being cleaned. ultrasonic cleaning is versatile, and able to be used on many different surfaces, as it merely requires water and cavitation.

Why This is Used in Industrial Careers

All industrial fields eventually experience damage to their equipment. Oxidization of metals, chemical spills that cause erosion, oil, and certain biolgical growth can all take its toll on equipment that is vital to industrial processing. While ultrasonic cleaning does work well with a number of different materials, what it works best on is metal. Because metal is plentiful in industrial industries, there is always need to clean it and keep it in its best shape. Traditional chemicals are effective at cleaning industrial machines, but are extremely bad for the environment and eventually take their toll on the machines themselves. 

Ultrasonic cleaning can take common contamination problems such as rust (oxidization), dirt, certain bacterias and biomatter, oils (such as fingerprint oils) and remaining chemical agents and remove them quickly and without extreme environmental impact. Because the cleaning time is anywhere between 6 to 20 minutes, this process can be easily done to crucial industrial machines, making it the superior choice for industrial machines that need to be running most of the day.

Renting Or Purchasing Ultrasonic Cleaners

Because ultrasonic cleaners are for tough jobs, the average industrial factory does not necessarily need to own one of these cleaners. However, having industrial products and surfaces cleaned by an ultrasonic cleaner every once and a while will save invaluable time, effort and environments.