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What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Can You Use It?


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What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Can You Use It?

  1. 1. What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Can You Use It?Ultrasonic cleaning is a method that is used to clean parts typically for manufacturing. Whensmall parts are created, such as screws, they are often covered with grease or wax duringthe manufacturing process. In order for these parts to be packaged or used in anothermanufacturing process, this grease (and/or wax, swarf, etc.) must be removed. This is whereparts cleaning machines come into the picture. These are large machines that use solventdegreasing or aqueous solutions to remove these contaminants from the surface of the parts.Ultrasonic Cleaning ExplainedSome of these parts cleaning machines will use ultrasonic cleaning as a way to removethese contaminants. Ultrasonic cleaners can used with solvent based cleaning solutions oraqueous solutions. It often depends on the product being cleaned and the contaminant that isbeing removed from the surface of the product.With ultrasonic cleaning, the parts are typically immersed in the cleaning solution. Ultrasonicgenerators, usually in the form of rods, are either inserted into the cleaning solution or areattached to the receptacle that contains the solution. These generators then issue ultrasonicsound waves at a certain frequency, and many parts cleaning machines have the option tochange this frequency. These sound waves, which are outside the range of human hearing,cause the solution to become agitated, creating something called cavitation bubbles. Thesebubbles form and then quickly implode. This agitates the solution and helps to removecontaminants from the surface of the parts that are being cleaned.When is Ultrasonic Cleaning Used?Ultrasonic cleaning can be used to clean a wide variety of parts. However, it is typically usedwith small, delicate parts. When you use ultrasonic cleaning, this process will not damage theparts. So, it is often used on delicate parts that would not hold up to traditional cleaningmethods. This process is also used on intricate or complex parts such as parts with blindholes. This occurs because the cavitation bubbles can get in and reach all of the hard toreach places. This allows people to easily clean parts that are not otherwise easily accessed.How to Find Ultrasonic Cleaning MachinesIf you are located in the UK, and you are interested in any type of parts cleaning machine,you should contact a company called Kumi Solutions. This company specialises in providinga wide variety of parts cleaning machines, and they are the sole supplier of the well-known,German-made Pero machines.
  2. 2. Because they offer aqueous cleaning, solvent based cleaning, and ultrasonic cleaning, theyare not biased. They can tell you exactly what you need. They will help you find the cleaningsolution that works best for your business, your parts, and your budget. One of the bestthings that they offer is their free cleaning trials. That’s right, free cleaning trials at theirNuneaton facility. You can even bring your own dirty parts to be cleaned so that you can see,first hand, how their different cleaning solutions will work for you.If you want to learn more about the ultrasonic cleaning options that Kumi Solutions has tooffer, all you have to do is contact them today!What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Can You Use It?, What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and HowCan You Use It?, What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Can You Use It?