What you Need to Know Before Choosing a Cleaning Solution for your Ultrasonic Cleaner

Ultrasonic cleaners are all the rage nowadays. Their highly efficient cleaning techniques make them one of the best options out there.

These cleaners take the help of high-frequency sound waves to release and collapse bubbles in a process known as cavitation. It is this process— cavitation — which works wonders in cleaning the dust and removing the contamination from the object that needs to be cleaned.

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No matter what the type contamination you need to get rid of, ultrasonic cleaners by Hilsonic will help you in achieving your objective and making the object look as clean as new.

There are two main things that drive the cleaning process of an ultrasonic cleaner:

  • Transducer

The transducer is the device that helps in the production of the high-frequency waves. It does so by converting the electrical energy it receives to the ultrasonic energy, releasing the sound waves of the high-frequency into the cleaning container as a result. The power of cleaning and efficiency of an ultrasonic machine depends on the transducer’s power. The transducer also affects the time it takes to clean the object.

  • Cleaning detergent

The cleaning solution will also help to determine the duration and effectiveness of the cleaning. Choosing the cleaning solution is hence very important, and it varies depending on the type of contaminant you want to remove and the part of the object you are trying to clean. Here are a few tips which will help you choose the correct cleaning solution.

Cleaning solutions you should avoid

The first thing that you should refrain from using is a flammable substance such as alcohol, ether or gasoline. These substances can lead to a high amount of heat being released during cavitation which might lead to an explosion. Bleach containing detergents including those used in dishwashing detergents should be avoided, as they can damage the material as well as the sides of the ultrasonic cleaner.

What if different parts of the same machine require different solutions?

In this case, you should clean the device or machine part by part. After every part is cleaned, you should drain the cleaning solution out and refill the part with the correct solution. Of course, you can store and re-use the solution you removed until the dirt in the solution becomes visible. Then you will need to discard the solution.

Choosing the correct solution

Let us help you in making the correct choice in regard to the ideal cleaning solution:

  • If you are cleaning delicate materials like glass and plastic, it is recommended that you use a neutral solution. An example of such a solution is the Elma Clean 65.
  • If you are cleaning ceramic, rubber iron or other similar materials, try choosing a mildly alkaline solution.
  • Acidic solutions are mostly used for metals that can withstand the acid attack and can be used for removing rust and such tough stains.
  • For cleaning heavy grease, oils and such similar stains, you can choose a caustic solution.

So you should check your materials, the contamination type and choose your cleaning solution carefully before starting to operate.