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.

How to overhaul gearbox

Industrial gearboxes are not only complex but require very expert hands when it comes to overhaul. There are general rules and procedures which should be applied to get the best results. The only thing to be ensured is that Gearbox repair and service chosen should be expert. If the service has industrial experience then it is a big plus. Dealing with industrial gearboxes is not a child’s play so make sure to check on all the eligibility before handing the equipment. A glimpse of overall process in this regard is as under:

  • Stripping the equipment

The top three concepts that are taken care of in this phase are backlash measurement, end float and general condition noting. Stripping means detaching any external parts fitted to gearbox. Once the unit is delivered to the overhauling premises it is identified, photographed and inspected. A complete report detailing the parts condition is made.

  • Dimensional measurement

Overhaul is a concept which comes into play when the unit undergoes wear and tear. Complete and accurate measurement is therefore necessary. It also ensures that the manufacturer’s dimensions are also calculated against the unit. There are various concepts that are checked in this regard. Some questions answered are as follows:

  • Are the bores concrete and the parallelism condition?
  • What is bore positioning? Measurement of it horizontally and vertically.
  • Joint face flatness condition
  • What is the bore shape?
  • The process begins

Now the actual part begins. Some of the steps that are taken in this regard are as follows:

> Removal of gear and bearing

It is done with specialized equipment. Presses of various tonnages are required to perform the task. It is a delicate process which can be made safe and secure if right type of machinery is used.

> Testing

In this phase various procedures are applied to check the gearbox condition. Specially made and high power equipment is used. Right process application means that the cracks are detected. It ensures that if the crack has a long history and had remained undetectable then this issue never happens.

  • Repairing

Again in this part through high beam laser the gearbox is aligned. The damaged parts brought back to the original shape after proper testing. If required seal experts are also consulted so that equipment life is enhanced and oil leakage never happens. If required the damaged parts are also metal sprayed.

  • Checking and reassembly

The shafts are reassembled and checked for performance. Backlash and end float are completely checked to avoid future performance issues. The gearbox is then reassembled and all the results are recorded in report.

  • Load testing

Different data points are checked and the values are noted. Partial load testing is also done to note the temperature of bearings. Other testing mechanics are also practiced to ensure that the final delivery made is flawless. Vibration analysis data can also be recorded which is made a part of final report.

  • Dispatch

Once the gearbox is ready its outer surface is painted and the equipment is dispatched where it came from. It is duty of the dispatcher to take care of processes like protection and wrapping.