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Advantages Kaijo Provides Over Other Ultrasonic Cleaner Manufacturers

September 29, 2016

Advantages Kaijo Provides Over Other Ultrasonic Cleaner ManufacturersThe development of ultrasonic cleaning systems has been driven by the need to reduce the use of harsh cleaning chemicals for environmental reasons and the desire for rapid cleaning action tailored to the cleaning application. As leader among Ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers, Kaijo provides innovative, easy to use systems that clean a wide variety of manufactured parts. These include ceramics, circuit boards, semiconductor wafers, medical tools and optical components including LCDs and solar panels.

Kaijo has been in the forefront of ultrasonic technology innovation and delivers ultrasonic cleaning systems that clean as well as or better than Freon-based cleaning systems. Continuing to invest in ultrasonic research and development, Kaijo emphasizes finding cleaning solutions for its customers worldwide. Its systems deliver powerful cleaning action and precise control within flexible cleaning solutions.

Characteristics of Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Kaijo can provide complete turnkey ultrasonic cleaning systems as well as ultrasonic generators, tank-mounted or immersible transducers and cleaning tanks. The operating frequencies of Kaijo systems range from 19.5 kHz for strong cleaning action of rugged parts to 1.6 MHz for the gentle cleaning of delicate components. Powerful ultrasonic generators can deliver up to 1200 W and feature advanced controls for accurate cleaning action.

Cleaning system controls on the ultrasonic generators are precise and can control several or a range of frequencies. Remote control and automation by computer commands is available on some models. Kaijo can help customers select the system or the components they need for effective and rapid cleaning without chemicals or scrubbing.

Benefits of Using Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaners

Kaijo’s ultrasonic cleaning systems and components offer a number of benefits over the equipment supplied by other ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers:

  • Products designed and built to the highest standards using high quality components. Kaijo has been a leader in the field of ultrasonic cleaning for over 65 years and has the knowledge, experience and technology to build the best ultrasonic cleaning systems possible.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning systems that are easy to use, quick to install and reliable to operate. The ultrasonic generators deliver constant rated power precisely at the specified frequencies. Transducer performance does not degrade over time and transducer and tank surfaces are resistant to pitting caused by cavitation bubbles. The systems provide powerful cleaning with minimal down time.
  • State-of-the-art systems featuring the latest technology. The company’s research and development puts it at the leading edge of ultrasonic cleaning performance. Customers can be sure of receiving ultrasonic cleaning systems that work well, and they can ask Kaijo for help in selecting the best system for their cleaning applications.

Managers of industrial facilities that have cleaning requirements and process engineers whose process includes cleaning applications can switch from using Freon and chemical cleaning methods to ultrasonic cleaning systems supplied by Kaijo. In addition to eliminating environmental issues and the cost of chemicals, Kaijo ultrasonic cleaners clean rapidly and effectively, especially for applications cleaning oddly shaped parts with holes and crevices.

Kaijo advanced ultrasonic system technology reduces the use of water and operates efficiently, lowering energy use. The engineers at Kaijo can design cleaning systems for customers taking into account chemical compatibility, size, power, frequency and flow. Being an ultrasonic technology leader allows Kaijo to work with customers to either choose the best standard system or to have their engineering team help analyze the customer’s cleaning process and make the appropriate choices. Either way, customers will benefit from the advantages Kaijo provides. For a free consultation or quote on selecting the right ultrasonic cleaning system for your specific cleaning application call Kaijo at 408 675-5575 or email [email protected].

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How the Immersible Ultrasonic Transducer is Used in Industrial Cleaning Applications

September 19, 2016

Immersible Ultrasonic Transducers Used in Industrial Cleaning ApplicationsManagers and process engineers at industrial facilities can use ultrasonic cleaning solutions to reduce the use of chemicals and improve cleaning performance. While turnkey solutions that include ultrasonic generators, transducer and tanks are available, specific industrial cleaning applications often require a more flexible solution.  A portable immersible ultrasonic transducer is ideal for meeting these kinds of cleaning requirements.

Drop-In Immersible Ultrasonic Transducer

Kaijo offers several models of immersible ultrasonic transducers. These units can be dropped into existing tanks and they work with any Kaijo ultrasonic generator. They are available in 600 Watt and 1200 Watt versions and operate at frequencies from 26 kHz to 160 kHz. The transducers are hermetically sealed and welded and the enclosure is polished 316L stainless steel. The stainless steel enclosure does not suffer from cavitation erosion and the transducers maintain their performance characteristics over time without degradation.

Typical applications include cleaning parts and components in existing tanks or cleaning items too large to fit in the standard tanks of turnkey systems. Additional requirements involve ultrasonic cleaning at several different frequencies and with different transducer configurations. Kaijo’s immersible ultrasonic transducers can be placed in any tank in single or multiple configurations. They can be mounted horizontally or vertically and transducers can easily be changed to handle different cleaning problems.

Using Immersible Ultrasonic Transducers

Facility managers and process engineers faced with industrial cleaning tasks can save time and money by replacing chemical-based cleaning and mechanical scrubbing with ultrasonic cleaning. Immersible transducers can often be placed into the tanks already used for cleaning. Instead of using harsh chemicals, the tanks can be filled with water only or water with a mild solvent. The transducers generate tiny bubbles that clean rapidly and thoroughly.

A key factor in ensuring effective cleaning with ultrasonic transducers is to select the correct power and frequency. Low frequencies such as 26 kHz and 38 kHz generate comparatively large cavitation bubbles that may damage delicate parts when the bubbles collapse during the cleaning action. High frequencies such as 130 kHz and 160 kHz produce smaller bubbles that collapse with less energy and result in finer, gentler cleaning. The power of the transducer affects the number of bubbles the transducer generates. A larger tank will require higher power transducers or several transducers to handle the required cleaning.

For typical industrial cleaning applications a plant may have to clean many types of components and remove various materials. Immersible ultrasonic transducers can provide the flexible cleaning solution required for such situations. For small, delicate parts, a single high frequency transducer might be placed into a small tank. For robust parts with heavy contamination, a low frequency transducer can be placed into the same tank. For large items, several transducers of an appropriate frequency can be placed into a large tank. When a company keeps several transducers of different frequencies and powers on hand, it can respond to various cleaning requirements easily and efficiently.

Immersible Ultrasonic Transducer Benefits

Companies that replace their chemical and mechanical cleaning systems with ultrasonic cleaning can reduce chemical costs, environmental contamination and improve facility productivity. The immersible transducers are easy to install and move and provide reliable service and trouble-free operation. The flexibility of immersible ultrasonic transducers means companies can start with one or a few transducer for a specific cleaning application and add additional models when they become convinced of the effectiveness of ultrasonic cleaning. Call Kaijo at 408 675-5575 or email [email protected] for a free consultation or quote on using their ultrasonic technology for your application.

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