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Why Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners Are Used by Plastic Manufacturers

August 28, 2018

Why Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners are used by plastic manufacturersManufacturers of plastic products have to clean their equipment between production runs and often have to clean the plastic products they manufacture as well. Also depending on the end use of the products, different standards of cleanliness for the equipment as well as the materials used may apply. Products provided for food or medicine will require high levels of cleanliness while other, less critical applications may not have the same stringent requirements.

Traditional cleaning methods use mechanical scrubbing for rough cleaning, harsh chemicals for dissolving stubborn dirt and other chemicals for sanitary cleaning. These cleaning methods are expensive, not environmentally friendly and may require additional handling and labor. High performance industrial ultrasonic cleaners can deliver different levels of cleaning action by varying the frequencies and the power. They work without harsh chemicals and clean quickly and effectively. Ultrasonic cleaning bubbles responsible for the cleaning action penetrate wherever there is cleaning liquid and cleaning completely removes contaminants down to the plastic base or tool material.

Advantages of Ultrasonic Systems for Cleaning Plastic Products and Manufacturing Equipment

Industrial ultrasonic cleaners consist of a high power ultrasonic generator, a cleaning tank filled with water and an ultrasonic transducer mounted in the tank. A mild solvent may be added to the water to help dissolve some contaminants and the cleaning solution may be heated to soften grease and rubbery deposits. No strong chemicals are used and there is no requirement for mechanical scrubbing. The benefits of using such a system include the following:

  • Reduced costs due to absence of chemicals. No costs for purchase of expensive chemicals or their storage, handling and disposal.
  • Reduced labor costs because no manual scrubbing, scraping or pressure washing is required.
  • Increased worker safety because the ultrasonic cleaning process is completely safe and does not need supervision or monitoring.
  • Less time spent on cleaning because the one-step ultrasonic process is quick.
  • Better cleaning performance because ultrasonic cleaning penetrates into holes and crevices and cleans everywhere, completely.
  • Longer tool and mold life because ultrasonic cleaning does not scratch or otherwise damage the surfaces of tools and molds.
  • Better output quality because the ultrasonic cleaning parameters can be chosen to match specific cleaning requirements by using proper frequencies and power levels.

Once an industrial ultrasonic system has been matched to the requirements of an application by a competent ultrasonic equipment manufacturer, the above benefits automatically flow from the use of the new system. If cleaning applications are varied, such as having to clean a wide variety of products or working with a number of different plastic materials, ultrasonic systems with different power levels and multiple frequencies are available.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Benefits

Plastic manufacturing plants that switch from traditional cleaning methods using chemical baths and mechanical dirt removal to ultrasonic cleaning achieve better facility performance and acquire several competitive advantages. The cost savings from labor and chemicals are substantial but there are additional savings from reduced cleaning times. When the ultrasonic system is adjusted to give the desired cleaning intensity, cleaning performance is better and therefore output quality is improved in general.

Additional improvements are achieved from the ability of ultrasonic systems to clean interior surfaces and hard-to-access areas. With traditional cleaning, such areas were either not cleaned or were cleaned with special tools and measures. Such efforts are no longer required with the new systems.

The key to effectively using an ultrasonic cleaner is to use a system that matches the requirements of the cleaning application. Kaijo has the experience and the complete line of ultrasonic cleaning products to deliver the system that is needed. Using the new system will deliver benefits that come from the advantages of the ultrasonic cleaning technology.

 

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How to Buy the Right Ultrasonic Cleaner for Your Application – Part I

July 30, 2018

 

Ultrasonic Cleaner SystemsIndustrial ultrasonic cleaners can clean parts quickly and completely if they have the right characteristics for the application. Ultrasonic cleaning systems are made up of a generator, one or more transducers, and a cleaning tank. Each component has to be selected correctly and they have to work together for the system to live up to its cleaning potential. Systems can be designed to clean one kind of part or they can be flexible and clean many different kinds. The key to selecting the right system is to be clear about what cleaning has to be done and what the required result should be.

The Cleaning Application

Cleaning parts effectively depends on the kind of part that has to be cleaned and the type of contaminants that are on the parts. When the right industrial ultrasonic cleaner is used, the surfaces of the parts to be cleaned are unaffected while the substances that have to be removed are washed away quickly. Ultrasonic cleaners remove light contamination such as dust, films and residue quickly and completely, even when the parts are odd shapes or have holes, cracks and crevices. The ultrasonic cleaners act wherever the cleaning solution can penetrate so interior cavities are also cleaned as long as the cleaning solution can enter.

When contamination is heavy, additional measures may be appropriate. For thick deposits of oil or grease, heating the cleaning solution helps speed cleaning because the oil and grease become softer and easier to remove. For some difficult deposits, mild solvents that act on the contaminant may also help clean the parts. If a cleaning application falls into these categories, the ultrasonic cleaning system should be able to handle solvents and heat the cleaning solution.

Size and Power

The size of the parts to be cleaned determines the cleaning tank size and influences the power required for the industrial ultrasonic cleaner. For unusually shaped parts, such as long thin parts or large flat ones, a custom tank may be appropriate to avoid having to power a large amount of cleaning solution, most of which is empty. In any case, the tank has to be slightly larger than the longest dimension of the parts to be cleaned.

Larger tanks will need more power but the most important factor is that the ultrasonic waves have to be evenly distributed and reach all sections of the cleaning tank. Too much power may cause pitting on the surfaces of the parts so buying a system with the right power is important. A competent manufacturer can help select the required power levels or recommend a system for which the power level is adjustable, depending on the cleaning application.

How to Immerse the Parts to be Cleaned

Since ultrasonic cleaning is carried out by means of high-frequency sound waves in the cleaning solution, both the tank walls and the parts to be cleaned may vibrate slightly as cleaning takes place. This means parts must be suspended in the cleaning solution to avoid contact between the parts and the tank walls or bottom because the vibrations can cause damage.

A basket that fits inside the tank can hold the parts safely suspended in the cleaning solution but the cleaning tank will have to be slightly larger to accommodate the basket. Baskets are usually stainless steel but they can be coated to hold delicate parts without scratching.

Kaijo’s Experts can Provide Help

With extensive experience in industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems, Kaijo can help customers select the ultrasonic cleaner best suited to their needs. Kaijo will provide free consultation on size, power, baskets as well as the appropriate frequency to use for a given cleaning application. They offer an extensive product line of ultrasonic cleaning equipment to address the needs of many different kinds of industrial cleaning applications.

 

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How Long Will Ultrasonic Cleaning Take to Clean My Parts?

May 16, 2018

How long an ultrasonic cleaning system takes depends on the system, the part to be cleaned and the contaminants. For light cleaning action of a part with hard surfaces, a few minutes may be enough. Average cleaning times for common ultrasonic cleaning tasks may range from ten to twenty minutes. For cleaning substantial deposits of caked-on grease or carbon, cleaning may take substantially longer. Even for the most difficult cleaning applications, cleaning with ultrasonic cleaners is generally much faster and effective than traditional cleaning methods.

Powerful Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners

The time required for an industrial ultrasonic cleaner to effectively clean a part depends on the frequency and the power of the system. The technology uses the action of microscopic cavitation bubbles in the cleaning solution. A high frequency such as 100 kHz and above produces small bubbles and gentle cleaning that takes longer. Low frequencies such as 20 to 40 kHz produce large bubbles and strong cleaning action that works quickly.

High frequencies are used for delicate parts such as semiconductors that could be damaged if the cleaning action of the ultrasonic system is too intense. Low frequencies are used for robust components such as metal car parts with hard surfaces that can withstand strong cleaning action. As a result, parts with soft surfaces or sensitive structures may take longer than to clean than tough, metal parts.

The power of the ultrasonic system also helps determine how quickly the system can clean. If the power is too low, there will be fewer cavitation bubbles to clean the parts and the cleaning will take longer. Just the right power for the size of bath produces the most bubbles possible and results in the fastest cleaning action.

How the Contamination to be Cleaned Affects Cleaning Speed

The speed with which industrial ultrasonic cleaners can remove dirt depends on how heavy the contamination is and the nature of the contaminant. The part to be cleaned also plays a role because cleaning speeds up if mild solvents or detergents are added to the cleaning solution or the bath is heated. If the part to be cleaned is sensitive to the chemicals or could be damaged by heat, these measures can’t be applied and cleaning will take longer.

Ultrasonic cleaners work especially quickly when the contamination is in the form of light dirt or particles. These can be dislodged quickly and rinsed away, leaving completely clean parts. Soft films or materials soluble in water are also removed rapidly. For materials that will dissolve in other chemicals, specific solvents or mild detergents can be used to speed up cleaning. Heat is used to soften contaminants such as hardened grease or oily deposits. In each case, the increased speed of the cleaning process has to be balanced against the ability of the parts to withstand the action of the added chemicals or heat without damage.

Comparatively Fast Cleaning

Although ultrasonic cleaners can take longer for some applications than for others, their overall cleaning performance is much faster than traditional methods involving soaking, scrubbing and pressure washing. Soaking, while it may be effective, is usually very time-consuming and requires the use of expensive, corrosive chemicals. Scrubbing can damage the parts and is labor-intensive. Pressure washing can only be used for robust parts and may not get hard-to-access surfaces clean. Ultrasonic cleaners clean comparatively quickly and completely, even cleaning dead-end holes, interior crevices and textured surfaces effectively.

Kaijo can provide free consulting services to help customers select the best high performance ultrasonic cleaner for their application. Kaijo’s cleaning systems work quickly and clean parts thoroughly. The company has unparalleled experience in field of ultrasonic cleaning technology and can provide expert advice with a quote from its complete line of industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems and equipment.

 

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Why Plastic Manufacturers Use Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

December 28, 2016

Why Plastic Manufacturers Use Ultrasonic Cleaning SystemsManufacturers of plastic products need effective cleaning solutions to keep their fabrication processes running efficiently. Molds used for creating the plastic shapes and tools used in finishing the plastic products require cleaning before the next production run. Harsh chemicals combined with manual or machine scrubbing can clean molds and tools but such cleaning is time-consuming and can damage tools and mold surfaces. Ultrasonic cleaning systems offer a solution that combines effective cleaning performance with ease of use. These systems can clean more completely, more rapidly and with a lower operating cost than traditional cleaning systems. Factors such as these make ultrasonic cleaning the preferred solution for the plastic manufacturing industry.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Work

When choosing a system, plastic manufacturers first have to select a tank big enough to hold their largest molds and tools. Ultrasonic transducers are then placed into or bolted onto the tank. An ultrasonic generator delivers high frequency electrical signals to the transducers, which convert them into sound waves that travel through the cleaning solution in the tank. These sound waves create tiny bubbles that act on the surfaces to be cleaned and remove contaminants and dirt. The scrubbing action of the bubbles is powerful enough to clean parts down to the original surface within ten or fifteen minutes. The process is safe, environmentally friendly and doesn’t damage molds and tools.

Choosing the Ultrasonic Frequency and Power

Ultrasonic cleaning systems typically operate at frequencies as low as 20 kHz and as high as 1.6 MHz. The highest frequencies deliver smaller bubbles and a gentle cleaning action suitable for delicate items such as microelectronics. The lower frequencies produce larger bubbles that clean with a strong and robust action. Because molds and tool parts are not delicate, the ultrasonic cleaners appropriate for plastic manufacturing operate between 20 kHz and 40 kHz. These systems deliver powerful cleaning without affecting the surfaces of the molds and tools to be cleaned. If a manufacturer has to clean delicate parts, multi-frequency systems with optional higher frequencies are available.

While the ultrasonic frequency determines the strength of the cleaning action of the bubbles, the number of bubbles is determined by the power of the ultrasonic system. Large tanks may need several transducers for optimal cleaning power that can reach several thousand watts. Suppliers of ultrasonic cleaning systems can suggest configurations for existing tanks or turnkey systems including the cleaning tanks for use in plastic manufacturing applications.

Advantages and Benefits

Ultrasonic cleaning systems have a number of advantages over traditional methods of cleaning molds and tools and they deliver several benefits:

  • Completely non-abrasive when the frequency is matched to the cleaning application.
  • Quiet operation at frequencies over 30 kHz.
  • Leaves no contamination or residue.
  • Uses no hazardous chemicals.
  • Does not need continuous monitoring or supervision.
  • Cleans well inside holes and crevices.
  • Completely safe and environmentally friendly.

Plastic manufacturers can use ultrasonic cleaning systems to reduce manpower via a higher degree of automatic control and monitoring and they can reduce operating costs by reducing the use of cleaning chemicals.

Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaning System Solution

Kaijo ultrasonic cleaning systems combine advanced technology with ease of use and low cost of ownership. Kaijo offers a complete range of both turnkey ultrasonic systems and ultrasonic system components as well as advice on how to install such systems in a plastic manufacturing environment. The company can make sure that their systems improve mold and tool cleaning efficiency and help reduce costs while increasing productivity. If you would like a free quote or consultation or want to learn how ultrasonic cleaning technology can be used for your cleaning applications call Kaijo or email [email protected].

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How Ultrasonic Cleaners are Used in Automotive Cleaning Applications

December 15, 2016

How Ultrasonic Cleaners are Used in Automotive Cleaning ApplicationsUltrasonic cleaners use high-frequency sound waves to remove grease and grime from metal and plastic parts without affecting the surfaces of the parts to be cleaned. Effective and fast cleaning action is important in the automotive industry where used parts are often covered in grease, deposits or contaminants that have to be removed. Cleaning such parts with ultrasound avoids the use of aggressive chemicals and mechanical scrubbing that can cause damage. Instead, parts are placed in a bath with mild solvents and come out clean ten to fifteen minutes later. Ultrasonic cleaners are especially useful for shops and facilities restoring classic cars and for machine shops dealing in used engine parts.

Ultrasonic Cleaners Solve Problems with Traditional Cleaning

Automotive parts operate in close contact with oil, gas or diesel and at high temperatures. As a result, parts are greasy with baked on crusts of oil and carbon residue. Traditionally, parts are soaked in baths with chemicals such as acetone or other harsh solvents and scrubbed mechanically or by hand with wire brushes. Such cleaning methods take a lot of time and are often not completely effective.

The scrubbing, if robust enough to remove tough dirt, can damage the surface of the parts, the seals or the parts themselves. Wire brushes may scratch metal and softer material or remove protective layers on specialized components. Small parts can be hard to hold and difficult to clean.

Many automotive parts have complicated shapes, holes, pits and crevices that can’t be reached with mechanical brushing. Even for relatively smooth shapes, high ridges may get more scrubbing action than grooves and contaminants can hide where they can’t be seen and affect later performance.

Ultrasonic cleaners can solve all these challenging problems. The ultrasonic signal generated in the cleaning bath creates millions of tiny bubbles that produce an intensive scrubbing action everywhere the cleaning bath solution can penetrate. They dislodge all grease and grime throughout the bath and work within ten or fifteen minutes to dislodge dirt down to the original surface.

While the cleaning action of the bubbles is intensive enough to remove dirt quickly, it will not damage metal surfaces. If there is some pitting on softer material, the system can be changed to operate at a higher frequency for that specific cleaning application. A higher frequency produces smaller bubbles that clean more gently.

As a result, ultrasonic cleaners can clean more quickly and thoroughly than traditional cleaning methods. The bubbles treat all surfaces the same and they can get into holes and grooves without a problem. The frequency of the ultrasonic cleaners can also be adjusted to get the cleaning intensity needed for a particular application and, when matched properly to the material to be cleaned, the bubbles never cause any damage to the part surfaces or the automotive parts themselves.

Kaijo Can Meet Automotive Cleaning Needs

Kaijo’s ultrasonic cleaners are available in a wide range of frequencies that can be used for all automotive cleaning applications. Kaijo offers turnkey ultrasonic systems that are complete with a cleaning tank and ready to go, as well as ultrasonic cleaners that can be retrofitted on existing systems or added to existing cleaning tanks. The ultrasonic cleaners deliver reliable and consistent cleaning action that allows automotive shops and restoration facilities to save time on cleaning and money on reduced chemical use. In addition, Kaijo can supply ultrasonic cleaners to meet a customer’s requirements or advise customers on the ultrasonic cleaner best suited to their application. If you would like a free consultation or advice on using an ultrasonic cleaning system for your specific automotive cleaning application call Kaijo or email [email protected].

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The Benefits Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners Offer over Traditional Industrial Cleaning Methods

October 19, 2016

The Benefits Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners Offer over Traditional Industrial Cleaning MethodsMany manufacturing facilities have processes that require the cleaning of a wide variety of parts and devices. Traditional cleaning methods involve harsh chemicals and mechanical scrubbing, but environmental regulations make such processes less attractive. Parts that have complex shapes and crevices are hard to clean and traditional cleaning can be time-consuming.

The use of industrial ultrasonic cleaners as an alternative to traditional methods has become more widely accepted. Such cleaners are quick and effective with low operating costs. As companies become familiar with the technology and the benefits it provides, they often decide to try ultrasonic solutions for some of their more challenging cleaning applications and eventually switch over to the new technology for almost all their cleaning needs.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems are made up of an ultrasonic generator, transducers and a container for holding the cleaning solution and the parts to be cleaned. The generator produces a high-frequency acoustic signal to power the transducers. The sound waves produced by the transducers in the cleaning solution create bubbles that provide the cleaning effect. Lower frequencies produce energetic bubbles with a robust cleaning action but they can damage the surface of delicate parts. Higher frequencies produce smaller bubbles with more gentle cleaning. It is important to choose the right frequency and system power for a particular cleaning application.

When the right industrial ultrasonic cleaner is used to replace a traditional system, parts and devices can often be cleaned more effectively. Ultrasonic systems can work in plain water or with mild solvents so the manufacturing facility can save the cost of chemicals and the cost of their disposal. If the company supports positive environmental policies, such a change is also desirable.

Ultrasonic systems work quickly so there may be savings in the time spent on cleaning. The systems are especially advantageous when traditional systems require mechanical scrubbing or when delicate parts are heavily contaminated and have to be cleaned. Working with different frequencies, system powers and cleaning solutions can satisfy most cleaning requirements.

Kaijo Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Ultrasonic cleaning system provider Kaijo Corporation is at the leading edge of advanced ultrasonic technology. Kaijo’s industrial ultrasonic cleaners emphasize ease of use and flexibility to meet the needs of a variety of cleaning applications. The system can deliver high power at frequencies between 19.5kHz and 1.6MHz.

Low frequency systems operating at up to 38 kHz can provide strong and robust cleaning for parts and devices such as glass, ceramics, lenses, medical devices and machined parts. The Kaijo Phenix III turnkey ultrasonic cleaning system can operate at 26 or 38 kHz and can deliver 600 or 1200 Watts of power. It comes complete with an ultrasonic generator and a stainless steel tank that has transducer crystals built in.

For higher cleaning frequencies Kaijo has a wide variety of systems and equipment for many different applications. The Phenix Legend ultrasonic generators handle frequencies up to 160 kHz and the Quava generators can operate at up to 950 kHz. These higher frequencies deliver gentler cleaning for more delicate parts. Components such as hard disk drives, LCDs, solar panels and aluminum parts often require more gentle cleaning while items such as electrical components, semiconductors, LEDs and some medical instruments are the most delicate and require the highest frequencies.

Kaijo can supply complete industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems or components to work with existing cleaning installations. While manufacturers may want to replace small traditional cleaning units with a turnkey ultrasonic system, it may be more cost-effective to add a generator and transducers to an existing cleaning tank for other systems. Kaijo can work with customers to help with their transition to ultrasonic cleaning and make sure they install the best combination of components, systems and frequency/power configurations to match their requirements. The result can be reduced costs and improved overall performance of the manufacturing facility. If you would like a free consultation or quote on using ultrasonic cleaning technology in your cleaning process call Kaijo 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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No Need for Chemicals – Ultrasonic Waves Clean in Water

August 29, 2016

No Need for Chemicals - Ultrasonic Waves Clean in WaterIndustrial cleaning of machine parts, tools and components has traditionally meant cleaning with strong chemicals, blasting with streams of water and mechanical scrubbing. These techniques all have their drawbacks with regard to effective cleaning and they harm the environment by using large amounts of water with chemical runoff. Ultrasonic waves clean faster, better and need only plain water. There is a compelling case to be made for replacing traditional cleaning methods with industrial ultrasonic cleaners.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works

Industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems use an ultrasonic generator to produce high frequency electric signals with a frequency range of about 20 kHz up to 200 kHz. These signals are fed to a transducer that is immersed in a water bath. The transducer vibrates to convert the electrical signal to sound waves in the water.

The sound waves produce tiny cavitation bubbles that continuously appear and collapse as each sound wave passes. As they collapse, the bubbles scrub the surface they are cleaning and remove contaminants and foreign material. The cleaning action is more intense with larger bubbles at low frequencies and gentler with smaller bubbles at higher frequencies. The cleaning effect is quick, thorough and mechanical, using no solvents or other chemicals.

Advantages

For managers at manufacturing facilities faced with the high cost of cleaning chemicals and the costs of complying with environmental regulations, ultrasonic cleaners represent an attractive alternative to traditional cleaning methods. But even beyond the question of cost savings is the fact that ultrasonic waves clean more effectively than chemicals and solvents.

The three additional advantages of ultrasonic cleaning are that these systems clean small holes and crevices, cleaning takes less time and they don’t damage the parts being cleaned. Ultrasonic waves bend around corners and the cleaning water enters small holes and cracks that chemicals can only diffuse into slowly and mechanical brushes can’t penetrate. The intense mechanical bubble cleaning action works more quickly than waiting for chemicals to dissolve or soften grime. While the bubbles are quick and intense, once the correct frequency is applied they don’t damage the underlying material to be cleaned as scrubbing, corrosive chemicals or water blasting might do.

Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Technology

Kaijo Corporation has been a global leader in ultrasonic technology since 1948 and developed its first ultrasonic cleaner in 1957. Since then, the company has continuously improved the effectiveness of the cleaning technology, added to their product line of industrial ultrasonic cleaners and reduced the costs of the ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Today Kaijo’s ultrasonic cleaning systems offer state-of-the-art technology with excellent cleaning performance at a price that is highly competitive with that of traditional cleaning systems.

Kaijo’s Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners

Kaijo’s product line includes the Phenix III Turn Key Ultrasonic Cleaning System for general industrial use and specialized systems such as the Quava Mini table top ultrasonic system for smaller more delicate parts. Individual components include ultrasonic generators for a wide range of frequencies, transducers for producing the sound waves in water and tanks for the cleaning water and the parts to be cleaned.

Customers who want to change from traditional cleaning methods can purchase the latest technology in a turnkey ultrasonic cleaning system or buy an ultrasonic generator and transducers to use with existing tanks. Kaijo’s experienced support team can help customers with their choices and ensure that they get the best system suited for their particular applications. Call Kaijo at 408 675-5575 or email [email protected] for a free consultation or quote on using ultrasonic technology for your application.

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