How To: Finding The Best Ultrasonic Cleaner Tailored to Your Requirements

How To: Finding The Best Ultrasonic Cleaner Tailored to Your Requirements

When purchasing an ultrasonic cleaning system, or any piece of equipment for that matter, one must perform their due diligence in understanding the pros, cons, and possible side effects of new technology. Ultimately, when the time comes to determine the best ultrasonic cleaner, you will have already asked and answered serious integral questions. Our experienced team is more than willing to help guide the purchase of your new ultrasonic cleaning unit and provide you with a revolutionary system while delivering results for your continued success. Don’t be afraid if some of these questions seem unanswerable at this part of your ultrasonic cleaning research. If you provide the parts that require cleaning and a reasonable assessment of the desired result, our experienced team will take care of the leg work for you and create the best ultrasonic cleaning system for the job!

What Are You Cleaning?

The first step towards finding the best ultrasonic cleaning system for your specific requirements is answering several questions about the parts you want to clean. Not only will you need to understand the size, shape, and number of pieces you wish to clean, but you will need to look past the basics to the material composition, possible chemical limitations, and heat limitations.

Is your part plastic, brass, steel, iron, or silver? That answer sheds light on the future chemical composition of our cleaning agents and the concentration levels of those very cleaning agents. Furthermore, depending on the composition of your product, you may need to require a rinse tank with a rust inhibitor to ensure the cleaning efforts of the ultrasonics aren’t obscured by oxidation. Thankfully, our Sales Manager, Mike Sampson, is the original blender of our proprietary cleaning agents and will gladly recommend the correct solution and concentration levels for your requirements.

It is also important to note the weight of the individual pieces and the targeted amount for a single cycle of ultrasonic cleaning. You may have a small item that you would like to clean five hundred of at a time, or you may have a bulky, heavy engine head that requires a tank of its own.

Common Parts for Ultrasonic Cleaning:

  • Gears
  • Medical Instruments
  • Circuit Boards
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Computer Technology
  • Filters, Fans, & Air Purification Equipment
  • Metal Machinery Parts
  • Stainless Steel
  • Engine, Transmission, and Related Automotive Items
  • 3D Printed Items
  • Firearms & Ammunition
  • Finished Metal Products with Metal Filings or Burrs
  • Any material with a solvent, oil, or residue as a result of the manufacturing process

What Are You Removing?

We have seen it all in our years of designing ultrasonic cleaning systems. Substances like oils, debris, laser burns, grease, lubricants, or dust are no match for our powerful ultrasonic cleaning units. By determining the composition of the substance or substances you need to remove from your products, we move one step closer to a complete profile of your future ultrasonic cleaning system.

Whether you are looking to remove the fine metallic residue from CNC machining or grease caked on a piece of machinery, our custom, and standard ultrasonic tanks are more than capable of delivering impeccable results. The beauty of ultrasonics is that the process itself is highly adjustable and customizable to your specific requirements. By adjusting simple inputs like time, temperature, and chemical concentration levels, you can clean various materials with the same machinery.

Typical Compounds Removed with Ultrasonic Cleaning:

  • Oils, Grease, Lubricants & Other Solvents
  • General Dirt & Grime
  • Dust Buildup
  • Laser Burn
  • Metal Burrs or Filings
  • Paint
  • Rust
  • Adhesive & Adhesive Residue

What is Clean?

For some manufacturers or part producers, clean is a relative term that does not ultimately impact the final sale or purpose of the product. However, for other producers in the medical technology or metal finishing fields, the final clean of an item is the most crucial factor.

By understanding the desired final results from the beginning, we can create the perfect ultrasonic system to deliver the results you need. It isn’t a conversation about whether or not we can clean your products; it is about precisely how clean your final results should be. A clear understanding of your final evaluation process or set of standards should be readily available when we begin the consultation process. Once we understand these standards or limitations, we can create the ultimate ultrasonic solution and answer the following questions.

What Goes Into an Ultrasonic Cleaning System:

  • What environmentally friendly cleaning compound to use?
  • How many stages are required to create the desired results?
  • Will the system need a single rinse tank or several?
  • Does the cleaned part or product require a drying stage to complete the process?
  • Do you require an automated ultrasonic system or a manually operated ultrasonic system?
  • How much power, time, heat, and cleaning agents will you require?

Adding additional accessories to your tank may help complete the final clean of your product. Whether in a rinse tank with rust inhibitor, drying mechanisms, or other chemical processes, SevereClean Ultrasonics is more than equipped to deliver an all-in-one ultrasonic unit to your door. We promise to create the best long-term solutions for your long-term success. SevereClean Ultrasonics strives to be an industry leader in ultrasonic cleaning technology and develop customized ultrasonic solutions for various industries. Our experienced team is more than ready to hear from you and design your new customized ultrasonic cleaning equipment!