September 19, 2018
While standard ultrasonic cleaning solutions are often adequate for many applications, some cleaning tasks can be completed more quickly or more effectively by using custom-built industrial ultrasonic cleaners. Kaijo’s extensive experience with ultrasonic cleaning technology allows the company to analyze cleaning requirements and make the adjustments needed to standard equipment for superior cleaning performance. With Kaijo’s advice, customers can make sure that they get the ultrasonic cleaning system they need and that the system will clean rapidly and completely.
Basic Components and the Customization Process
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are made up of an ultrasonic generator, a cleaning tank and a transducer. Each can be selected from a line of standard components, but custom features can be added, and a custom system can be assembled to respond to unusual cleaning conditions or requirements.
Kaijo’s first step is to look at the cleaning application. Typical factors affecting the cleaning system are the characteristics of the parts to be cleaned, the nature of the dirt or contamination to be removed and whether the system is mainly used for a single cleaning task or whether many different types of cleaning have to be carried out.
Based on these factors, Kaijo decides on the ideal frequencies or frequency ranges as well as the system power. Sometimes one low frequency is ideal for removing tough dirt from rugged parts in a single-use application. For other systems, several higher frequencies or a frequency range may be appropriate for light contaminant removal from delicate parts. At the same time, the system power has to be high enough to evenly fill the tank with ultrasonic waves. Kaijo has the experience necessary to make these selections.
Once Kaijo has chosen the frequencies and the power, the company looks at the physical installation. Here the type of transducer and the kind of tank are important. Transducers can be immersible, bolt-on or mounted on the tank. The tanks could be existing tanks in a cleaning facility or new tanks to be supplied. Sizes of the tanks and materials used can influence the cleaning process. Before selecting any cleaning system components or deciding on customization requirements, Kaijo sets out these characteristics for the system.
Building Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners from the Components Up
Once the system characteristics are set, Kaijo chooses the components from its complete line of ultrasonic cleaning equipment. The company decides whether standard off-the-shelf components can satisfy the cleaning requirements or whether custom components are required. Generators are selected based on the frequency and power and the degree of automation planned for the system. Transducer choice is based on how they will be mounted in the tank: immersible, bolt-on or mounted units placed on the sides or bottom of the tank. The tanks are selected based on size and material. The system can then be assembled in a standard or custom way.
Customizable Options Include:
- Top or side mounting of the transducers
- Holders for objects to be cleaned.
- Cleaning solution heater
- Automatic loading and unloading
- Water Resonance System
Other Ultrasonic Cleaning System Options Include:
- Multistage cleaning
- Size of the unit
- Frame construction
- Custom color
- And more…
An Example of a Custom-Built Ultrasonic Cleaning System
One of Kaijo’s customers required the cleaning of a complex object. Kaijo determined that a simultaneous dual frequency system would be the most effective. The company assembled a custom ultrasonic cleaning system with transducers set for sweep-frequency operation side-mounted in a tank fitted with a Water Resonance System. The custom configuration met the cleaning needs for this customer’s application.
Kaijo’s team of specialists can evaluate specific cleaning challenges and create a solution to meet the needs of customers. Contact Kaijo for a free consultation and quote on a custom ultrasonic system designed for your specific cleaning requirements.