How do Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners Work?


Ultrasonic Cleaning and Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners

This method of cleaning uses a device which produces ultrasonic signals to clean objects that are too delicate or intricate to use by regular means. For this process sound waves of high frequency and a special cleaning solution are required. These sound wave frequencies can range between 20-400 kilo-Hertz. Since it is not easy to clean intricate or small parts this process of cleaning eliminates the need for using any harsh chemicals.

The devices used in the process of ultrasonic cleaning are called ultrasonic parts cleaners. Ultrasonic cleaners use special cleaning solutions to clean grime even from the inside of cracks in the tiniest parts. These devices are made from stainless steel and are corrosion and rust resistant.

Uses of Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners

Ultrasonic cleaning is used for many materials in a number of industries. There is no limited size of an object that the ultrasonic parts cleaner can clean. They can clean objects and parts of different sizes and shapes. It doesn't matter whether the object to be cleaned is intricately designed. The ultrasonic parts cleaner will clean it thoroughly from the inside out. Ultrasonic cleaners are most commonly used in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • Printing
  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Sporting
  • Electroplating
  • Weaponry
  • Jewelry and Watches
Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners

Some items that are commonly cleaned by ultrasonic cleaners are surgical instruments, automobile engine parts, jewelry and watches. The following materials are safe for use inside ultrasonic cleaners:

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel and Mild Steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Wood
  • Numerous alloys
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Cloth

Ultrasonic parts cleaners are somewhat like pressure pumps that use high-pressure water or chemicals to clean even the toughest and oldest grime from hard to reach places. Pressure pumps can in fact be used to clean larger engine parts or larger object, while ultrasonic cleaners can be used on smaller and delicate parts and objects.

How Does an Ultrasonic Parts Cleaner Work?

  1. Choosing the Appropriate Aqueous Solution: The cleaning solution should be suitable for the part that is to be cleaned. Items like jewelry and watches need to be handled with special care and can be easily damaged by harsh chemicals. It is the solution which will be doing the cleaning, not the ultrasonic sound waves. The cleaning solutions are heated up to 50-65 C when they are being used by the ultrasonic cleaner. Check out our parts washer solvents.
  2. Prepare the Device: The solution and the parts to be cleaned are placed inside the ultrasonic cleaner.
  3. Turn on the Device: The device is then turned on and ultrasonic sound waves start being produced by it.
  4. The Cleaning Process: The sound waves will manipulate the cleaning solution in such a way that is will start to form cavitation bubbles. These bubbles will allow the solution to enter even the finest cracks in the object being cleaned. Therefore, even the toughest grime in the tiniest cracks will be cleaned.
Turn off the Device: This process barely takes a few minutes. Once, the device is turned off the shiny and clean object can be removed from the ultrasonic parts cleaner.


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