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How to Buy the Right Ultrasonic Cleaner for Your Application -Part 2

August 13, 2018

Ultrasonic cleaning systemsThe most important considerations in choosing an ultrasonic cleaning system are the size of the tank, the frequency of the system and the power it can handle. Accessories such as a cleaning tank temperature heater and a basket to hold the parts must also be considered. Once these basic characteristics are fixed and the type of system required for the cleaning application is clear, additional options are available that may improve cleaning performance and speed up the cleaning process, depending on the parts to be cleaned and the contaminants to be removed.

Cleaning Tank Heater

Ultrasonic cleaners work by generating microscopic bubbles that scrub surfaces clean and remove surface contamination. When contaminants are hard deposits, the bubbles work more slowly because the deposits either absorb some of their energy or are too hard to immediately be broken up and washed away. Typical deposits and contaminants of this type include grease, engine deposits and burnt oil or carbon.

Such contamination is difficult to remove by any cleaning method but heat usually helps soften the deposits or loosen them from the underlying surface. When the cleaning solution of an ultrasonic cleaning system tank is heated, the bubbles act much faster and the cleaning process is completed in less time.

Tank heaters are a useful option for ultrasonic cleaning systems but they have to be designed for the application. The cleaning solution may contain a mild solvent but it is mostly water that boils at 100 degrees centigrade. As a result, the heat settings should be controlled to make sure the cleaning solution does not start boiling.

The cleaning tank also contains ultrasonic transducers that work with electronic parts sensitive to high temperatures. If the cleaning solution is going to be heated to a point just under boiling temperatures, the transducers must be able to withstand 100 degree centigrade heat. For applications that require the tank heater option, making sure that the system is designed to support it is critical.

Using Sweep Frequencies

An ultrasonic cleaning system is designed to operate at a certain frequency at which optimum cleaning results are achieved due to the size of the microscopic bubbles and the cleaning action intensity. At a given frequency, a system may experience a number of unpredictable negative effects. There may be dead spots in the cleaning tank where ultrasonic waves cancel each other out and no cleaning occurs. Resonance vibrations may appear and threaten to damage equipment or the parts to be cleaned. Sweep frequency modes reduce these effects.

When using sweep frequencies, the ultrasonic cleaner frequency varies around a central value. If ultrasonic waves are cancelling out somewhere in the tank, changing the frequency slightly will stop this effect or displace it temporarily to another tank location. Overall, cleaning is more even. Changing the frequency also stops resonance vibrations because they occur at one particular frequency. Using sweep frequencies to continuously vary the operating frequency helps to achieve better cleaning performance.

Water Resonance System

A water resonance system treats water destined for the cleaning tank to promote the formation of cavitation bubbles and help ensure even cleaning action throughout the tank. The water treatment of a water resonance system provides an even distribution of nuclei essential to bubble formation. With the nuclei distributed evenly, bubbles form everywhere in the cleaning solution rather than mainly above the ultrasonic transducer. A water resonance system helps ensure even cleaning action on everything placed in the cleaning tank.

Kaijo Can Provide Ultrasonic Systems as well as Key Options

Kaijo works with many different manufacturers to supply of the right ultrasonic system to meet for their application requirements. The company can supply complete systems from its comprehensive line of ultrasonic products and it has optional features that include tank heaters, use of sweep frequency and water resonance. Specialists at Kaijo also help analyze a customer’s cleaning requirements and propose the most effective ultrasonic cleaning solution based on their specific cleaning requirements.


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Using Ultrasonic Cleaning Technology for Food Plants

January 30, 2017

Using Ultrasonic Cleaning Technology for Food PlantsCompanies that prepare or process food have extensive cleaning requirements that can be addressed with ultrasonic cleaning systems such as those offered by Kaijo. Machines, tools and even the food itself can be cleaned quickly and completely using ultrasonic cleaning baths. While machines and most tools can be cleaned with intense ultrasonic cleaning delivered at low ultrasonic frequencies, delicate food items can be cleaned at higher frequencies with less robust cleaning action. In each case, the ultrasonic system frequencies, power, bath size and transducer configuration can be matched to specific requirements for delivering effective cleaning performance.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works

Ultrasonic cleaning systems consist of an ultrasonic generator, transducers and a tank for the cleaning solution and the parts to be cleaned. The generator produces the ultrasonic frequencies and is wired to the transducer, which converts the electric frequency signal to ultrasonic pressure waves in the cleaning solution. Transducers can be placed in a tank as independent units, integrated in the tank bottom or wall or bolted onto a tank. The cleaning solution can be plain water or a mild detergent can be added to help with the speedy removal of specific contaminants.

When the ultrasonic waves from the transducers travel through the cleaning solution, millions of microscopic cavitation bubbles form in the low pressure areas between the waves and collapse in the high pressure at the peaks of the waves. This collapsing of bubbles creates a strong scrubbing action that removes impurities and contaminants from the surfaces to be cleaned. The higher the frequency, the smaller are the bubbles and the gentler is the cleaning action. For companies in the food industry, metallic tools and machine parts can be cleaned of oil, grease and food residue with low frequency ultrasonic cleaners while delicate plastic parts and food can be cleaned with the gentler action of higher frequencies.

Advantages for the Food Industry

The machines and tools used by the food industry in the processing and preparation of food products require very frequent cleaning. Companies using ultrasonic cleaners obtain a competitive advantage because their cleaning is more efficient. As a result, they can reduce their maintenance costs and increase their productivity.

Ultrasonic cleaning is not only faster than traditional cleaning methods it’s also much less labor-intensive. Using ultrasonic cleaning systems, food plants can clean their equipment and resume production much faster than with mechanical scrubbing and strong solvent baths.

Secondly, ultrasonic cleaning is more effective. The bubble action of ultrasonic cleaning systems removes contaminants and foreign matter along oddly shaped pieces, within cracks and crevices and through holes. Areas that are hard to access with scrubbing pads and manual cleaning methods are no challenge for ultrasonic cleaners. The bubbles are created everywhere the cleaning solution penetrates and cleaning is even and complete.

Finally ultrasonic cleaning methods reduce chemical and solvent use. The systems clean with only plain water or with mild solvents or detergents. There is no need for soaking in strong detergents or scrubbing with abrasives. Ultrasonic cleaning can save substantial sums when these chemicals are no longer needed and the ultrasonic process is more environmentally friendly as well.

Kaijo’s Advanced Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Kaijo has been supplying ultrasonic cleaning systems to customers in the food industry which is helping them improve their bottom line. The company has a complete range of ultrasonic cleaning systems and can offer active support to clients in food processing plants. Customers who have specific needs can receive components, such as ultrasonic generators and transducers, that can work with the existing tanks of their traditional cleaning systems. Kaijo is helping such customers find new applications for ultrasonic cleaning in their plants and customizing equipment to fit their processes while improving performance.

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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.


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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Why 40kHz Ultrasonic Transducers Are Used by Manufacturers in Cleaning Applications

August 16, 2016

Why 40kHz Ultrasonic Transducers Are Used by Manufacturers in Cleaning ApplicationsIndustrial manufacturing facility managers and business owners are finding that ultrasonic cleaning systems offer significant advantages over traditional chemical-based cleaning methods. Ultrasonic systems provide significant operational cost savings because they don’t require the use of chemicals and the costs of compliance with environmental regulations. Ultrasonic systems clean faster and more effectively and can clean the surface of oddly shaped devices or parts. The main question that remains before making a purchasing decision is regarding the frequency that will be best for the particular cleaning application.

Ultrasonic cleaning systems operate at frequencies between about 20 kHz and 200 kHz. The cleaning system includes a generator, transducer and a cleaning tank. The transducer creates ultrasonic waves that produce bubbles in the water of the cleaning tank. Low frequencies generate larger bubbles and more intensive cleaning while the small bubbles of high frequencies will clean more gently. A 40 kHz ultrasonic transducer generates mid-range to large bubbles that clean a wide range of manufactured parts well but are not as aggressive as the large bubbles generated at the 20 kHz range.

Ultrasonic Cleaning System Components

In an ultrasonic cleaning system, a generator produces the high-frequency electric signal and the transducer converts the signal to sound waves in water. One or more transducers are located inside the tank that holds the cleaning solution and the parts to be cleaned. Transducers can be designed to handle different frequencies but they have to match the frequencies produced by the ultrasonic generator. The tanks are the same no matter what frequency is used.

For a 40 kHz generator, corresponding 40 kHz ultrasonic transducers can be immersible, bolt-on or tank mounted. Immersible transducers are supplied as separate units with an electrical cable connection and can be moved and placed anywhere in the cleaning tank. Bolt-on transducers are bolted onto the bottom or sides of a tank while mounted transducers are already installed.

Turnkey systems may come with a tank that has the transducers already mounted or has bolt-on transducers that can be changed for different frequencies. For customers purchasing just the transducers or wanting to retrofit an existing tank, the immersible or bolt-on transducers may be more appropriate because they offer more installation flexibility.

Parts to be Cleaned

The parts or components to be cleaned and the nature of contamination or dirt determine which frequency is the most appropriate for ultrasonic cleaning. Heavy deposits to be removed from robust parts require a low frequency with intensive cleaning. Delicate parts with only a dirty film or microscopic particles require high frequencies. The mid-range frequency of 40 kHz combines the most desirable features of both extremes.

For example, at 40 kHz, a cleaning system can effectively clean machined parts, industrial devices, ceramics, jewelry, electronics such as hard disk drive parts, wires and glass parts such as lenses. Both heavy contamination and light films are removed effectively without damaging the surface of the parts to be cleaned.

Kaijo’s 40 kHz Transducers

Kaijo can supply 40 kHz nominal (38 kHz actual) transducers in immersible, bolt-on and tank-mounted configurations. The transducers are available in 600 W and 1200 W models and can withstand cleaning solution temperatures of up to 100 degrees Celsius. Kaijo has the ultrasonic cleaning technology and experience to help customers choose the transducers or ultrasonic cleaning solutions most appropriate for their applications. For a free consultation or quote on selecting the right ultrasonic cleaning system and transducer for your specific cleaning application call Kaijo at 408 675-5575 or email [email protected].

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Why a Mini Ultrasonic Generator System May Be the Best Choice for Your Device Cleaning Requirements

July 28, 2016

Why a Mini Ultrasonic Generator System May Be the Best Choice for Your Device Cleaning RequirementsUltrasonic cleaning is an effective alternative to cleaning parts and components using chemicals, agitation and scrubbing. The bubbles produced by an ultrasonic generator can clean stains and contaminants with robust cleaning action at low ultrasonic frequencies while high frequency cleaning can remove microscopic particles with gentle cleaning action. Ultrasonic cleaning is fast, cost effective and environmentally friendly, delivering complete cleaning solutions for all shapes and materials.

Kaijo’s Quava Mini ultrasonic generator can clean small parts at a wide range of frequencies. The generator and its associated tank/transducer combination are versatile tabletop units designed for all-purpose ultrasonic cleaning. Manufacturing and laboratory facilities that have either specific cleaning requirements or often need to clean a variety of manufactured components may find that the Quava Mini system represents the ideal solution for their needs.

Quava Mini Characteristics

Kaijo’s Quava Mini ultrasonic generator is available in two models. The low frequency model delivers either 26/78/130 kHz or 38/100/160 kHz at up to 50 W. The high frequency model produces 200/430/950 kHz or 1.6 MHz at up to 100 W. Both models are powered by 100 to 240 V AC and weigh 4.6 kg while fitting easily on a desk.

The transducers to make up a turnkey ultrasonic cleaning system are available in multiple frequencies at the low end and single high frequencies. The low frequency models work with either 26/78/130 kHz or 38/100/160 kHz while the high frequency models are available for either 200 kHz, 430 kHz, 950 kHz or 1.6 MHz. For a complete range of low or high frequencies an installation needs either the low range generator with the two multi-frequency transducers or the high range generator with the four single-frequency transducers.

The cleaning tank units that form a single assembly with the transducers complete the turnkey installation. They are large enough to clean parts about 140 mm long and are available in PVC or quartz glass. The same tank model is used for all frequencies and transducers.

Quava Mini Features

The Quava Mini turn-key ultrasonic cleaning system is designed to provide an easy-to-use low-cost solution to the cleaning of small manufactured parts. Installation and assembly are trivial, consisting of placing the ultrasonic generator on a table or desk, mounting the tank unit on the transducer with the appropriate frequency and plugging in the units. Once the tank is filled with the cleaning solution and the item to be cleaned is placed in the tank, ultrasonic cleaning can often be completed in a few minutes.

The Quava Mini ultrasonic generator has an LED display for precise control of the power delivered to the transducer. Power can be varied in steps of 0.1 W for precise control of cleaning power. For the low frequency model, different cleaning frequencies can be selected without changing the system configuration while for the high frequency model changing the transducer to match the selected frequency is easy and fast. Low frequencies create larger bubbles and a more robust cleaning action while the high frequency bubbles are smaller and less energetic. Increasing the power delivered to the transducer results in more bubbles at a given frequency.

When evaluating different cleaning methods for small parts, the low cost of both acquisition and operation together with its high cleaning performance and flexibility makes the Kaijo Mini ultrasonic cleaning system an effective choice. Call 408 675-5575 or email [email protected] for a free quote or consultation on using Kaijo’s mini ultrasonic system for your application.

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What Ultrasonic Transducers Do in an Ultrasonic Cleaning System

July 19, 2016

What Ultrasonic Transducers Do in an Ultrasonic Cleaning SystemUltrasonic cleaning systems are made up of ultrasonic transducers, generators, and cleaning tanks. The transducers are submerged in the cleaning solution and take the electric signal from the generator to produce the cleaning action. As the electric ultrasonic frequency signal rises and falls, the transducer vibrates and generates compression waves in the cleaning solution. These compression waves produce the cavitation bubbles responsible for ultrasonic cleaning.

The immersion of the ultrasonic transducers in the cleaning solution can be carried out in two ways. The immersible transducers are self-contained, sealed units connected to the ultrasonic generators with a cable. They are placed in the tank containing the cleaning solution together with the object to be cleaned.

The bolt-on or mounted transducers are mounted at the bottom or on the sides of the cleaning tank. Systems with bolt-on or mounted transducers produce consistent cleaning results but changing a bolt-on or mounted transducer for one of with a different frequency takes more time than changing an immersible transducer.

Transducer Characteristics

Ultrasonic transducers must be resistant to erosion from the effects of the cavitation bubbles and must be able to operate submerged in cleaning solutions at high temperatures. Kaijo ultrasonic transducers are hermetically sealed in 316L stainless steel housing with a thick metal plate to transmit the sound waves to the cleaning liquid and avoid damage from cavitation over extended periods. The transducers can be used at temperatures of up to 100 degrees Centigrade for most transducers and up to 80 degrees Centigrade for the transducers operating at 1 MHz.

Immersible Transducers

Immersible ultrasonic transducers are available at ratings of up to 1200 W and at frequencies of 26kHz, 38kHz, 78kHz, 100kHz, 130kHz and 160kHz. They can be connected to any Kaijo ultrasonic generator and can be placed in existing tanks. Their ease of use and flexibility makes them ideal for facilities that have a wide variety of ultrasonic cleaning requirements.

Operators can place the object to be cleaned in a tank with an appropriate cleaning solution and insert one or several transducers with the desired frequency. The transducers can be placed in the tank either horizontally or vertically and cleaning can be varied to ensure optimum performance for a particular object and for the contamination to be removed or the type of cleaning required.

Bolt-on or Mounted Transducers

Bolt-on or Mounted ultrasonic transducers are available at ratings of up to 1200 W and at frequencies of 26kHz, 38kHz, 78kHz, 100kHz, 130kHz, 160kHz, 200kHz, 430kHz, 750kHz, and 950kHz. They are mounted at the bottom or on the sides of cleaning tanks or can be bolted onto the desired location on existing tanks. Kaijo ultrasonic transducers are compatible with the Kaijo Quava, Phenix Legend and Phenix III generators and they are available installed on Kaijo ultrasonic baths and tanks.

Bolt-on or mounted transducers are especially suited for manufacturing and laboratory facilities that have clearly defined ultrasonic cleaning needs. Kaijo can recommend a configuration that delivers top cleaning performance for a particular application. Frequency, tank size and number of transducers can be optimized for the specific cleaning requirements and the fixed transducer installation can deliver consistent cleaning results.

Whether the immersible or the fixed bolt-on or mounted transducers are the best solution for a particular application, Kaijo can propose a custom solution that delivers the optimum level cleaning without the degradation over time that can occur with other piezoelectric systems. Call 408 675-5575 or email [email protected] for a free consultation or quote on using an ultrasonic cleaning system for your application.

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How Ultrasonic Tanks Are Used in Industrial Cleaning Applications

June 21, 2016

How Ultrasonic Tanks Are Used in Industrial Cleaning ApplicationsIndustrial cleaning systems that utilize ultrasonic technology can clean a variety of objects and parts without aggressive chemicals or rough scrubbing. Ultrasonic tanks hold the cleaning solution and the part to be cleaned. The tank mounted transducers generate the ultrasonic signal. Ultrasonic cleaning is especially suitable for objects such as ceramics, glass, optical devices, medical devices and machined parts.

When the ultrasonic transducers are used in a water-based cleaning solution, the ultrasonic energy creates cavitation bubbles that form and collapse at the ultrasonic frequency. The part to be cleaned is suspended in the tank and immersed in the cleaning solution; the bubble action removes surface contamination. A typical cleaning cycle might take 10 minutes and even parts with complex shapes can be cleaned effectively.

Kaijo’s ultrasonic tanks and baths are specifically designed for ultrasonic cleaning applications. The tanks have to be built to withstand ultrasonic sound waves and to support the transducers in their cleaning action. Systems are available with transducers and generators in turnkey configurations and custom systems can be designed to meet specific needs.

Tank Characteristics

The ultrasonic tanks are made of gloss polished, thick stainless steel for excellent durability. Standard sizes range from 270 mm x 370 mm (10.6 in. x 14.6 in.) with a height of 250 mm (9.8 in.) to 520 mm x 550 mm (20.5 in. x 21.7 in.) with a height of 300 mm (11.8 in.). Kaijo can also provide custom sizes.

Tanks with transducers and generators are available in a choice of ten different frequencies. Lower frequencies deliver larger bubbles and more robust cleaning while the higher frequencies are used for more delicate cleaning action. Systems and tanks are available with power outputs of 600 W and 1200 W per generator. The higher the power the more bubbles are generated and the more powerful the cleaning action.

System Options

In addition to providing turnkey systems, Kaijo offers matched sets of generators and transducers for installation into existing tanks. A user can install the transducers in the tanks and connect the ultrasonic generators to construct complete ultrasonic cleaning systems.

Transducers types are immersible, bolt-on or tank mounted. Immersible transducers are independent units that can be placed in tanks horizontally or vertically while bolt-on and mounted transducers can be placed at the bottom or on the sides of the tank. The transducers have heavy metal plates to transmit the ultrasonic energy to the liquid and they are designed to withstand a hot, ultrasonic cleaning environment.

Kaijo’s ultrasonic generators are matched to their transducers and to produce high performance cleaning action. Generators such as the Phenix III are cost effective, flexible solutions that work well with the Kaijo ultrasonic tanks and transducers operating at 26 kHz or 38 kHz. These and the Kaijo turnkey ultrasonic cleaning systems offer unparalleled savings in cost and time compared to other types of cleaning systems. The ultrasonic bubbles remove all kinds of foreign matter from part surfaces and can clean inside holes and crevices where other cleaning methods fail. In addition, ultrasonic cleaning is environmentally friendly by eliminating harsh cleaning chemicals and cleans effectively without mechanical damage to the items to be cleaned.

Ultrasonic tanks and baths together with Kaijo’s transducers and generators or the Phenix III turnkey ultrasonic cleaning systems represent a cost-effective and reliable cleaning solution to a wide variety of industrial and research lab cleaning needs. If you have any questions about using ultrasonic technology for your application or need a quote on any of Kaijo’s ultrasonic baths and tanks call 408-675-5575 or email [email protected].

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How an Ultrasonic Cleaning System Works and the Benefits It Provides to Manufacturers

May 19, 2016

How an Ultrasonic Cleaning System Works and the Benefits It Provides to ManufacturersSmall and mid-size businesses and manufacturers can use an ultrasonic cleaning system to help improve their productivity. Such systems can remove contaminants and surface matter from components and can clean products before they are offered for sale. They will clean items such as machined parts, glass, ceramics and medical devices quickly and completely without using harsh chemicals. Businesses that have to clean products and manufacturers that require cleaning as part of their production can benefit from the gentle but effective cleaning action provided by ultrasonic cleaners such as Kaijo’s Phenix III TurnKey Ultrasonic Cleaning System.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Work

A turnkey ultrasonic cleaning system is made up of a generator, one or more transducers and a tank. The ultrasonic generator produces an electric signal at different frequencies and powers to actuate the transducers. The ultrasonic transducers convert the electrical signal into ultrasonic waves in the water within the tank. The water may have cleaning solutions added to improve the effectiveness of the ultrasonic cleaning process, depending on the nature of the contaminant to be removed.

When the ultrasonic transducers produce compression waves in the water, cavitation bubbles form in the liquid between the compression peaks. When a compression peak passes over the bubbles, they collapse and then form again after the peak travels on. This formation and collapsing of bubbles in the liquid in contact with the item to be cleaned results in a strong scrubbing action. The collapse of the bubbles is especially energetic and the bubbles remove any foreign material adhering to the surface to be cleaned.

Kaijo’s Turn Key System

Kaijo’s Phenix III Ultrasonic Cleaning System operates at 26 kHz or 38 kHz and delivers up to 1200 W of cleaning power. The two frequencies are ideal for general purpose cleaning, with the lower frequency providing robust cleaning with larger bubbles generated by the system and the higher frequency delivering gentler cleaning with smaller bubbles. The system comes as the Phenix III ultrasonic generator and a stainless steel tank with the transducers already installed. The system is easy to connect and can go into service right away.

The cost-effective Phenix ultrasonic generator is available in four models with outputs at the two frequencies and at 600 W or 1200 W. The output is adjustable in ten steps and the unit can be connected to 200 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz (selectable). The compact unit weighs only 22 lbs. and can be operated from and external controller using the remote terminal.

The cleaning tank is available in sizes from about one cubic foot to the largest tank measuring about 4.5 cubit feet. The tank is made from one-eight inch thick gloss polished stainless steel for excellent ultrasonic cleaning performance. A Kaijo Water Resonance System to condition the water for superior ultrasonic cleaning can be added. The water resonance system increases the sound pressure and improves the cleaning action of the bubbles.

Kaijo ultrasonic cleaning systems are designed for low noise and no erosion of the parts and components to be cleaned. The tanks and transducer can withstand up to 100 degrees C for hot bath cleaning. For specific cleaning solutions, lower and higher frequency systems are also available.

Ultrasonic Cleaning System Benefits

Ultrasonic cleaning is often the lowest cost, quickest and most effective solution available to small and mid-sized businesses and manufacturing plants. Avoiding the cost of aggressive chemicals and of their neutralization and disposal can be a major cost factor. The systems can work very quickly, depending on the material to be removed. Light cleaning can be completed in a few minutes and the removal of heavier deposits often takes less than 15 or 20 minutes. The cleaning action of the tiny bubbles penetrates cavities and cleans irregular surfaces completely.

Ultrasonic technology is applicable to a wide variety of materials and can help make plant and business operations more productive while saving money. They represent an excellent investment for small and mid-sized operations seeking to improve their bottom line.


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