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Using Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners in Industry

April 28, 2016

How Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners Are Used in IndustryMany industries produce parts and components with surface contamination that must be removed. Other products may require cleaning before being used. Industrial ultrasonic cleaners offer precise cleaning solutions without using harsh chemicals. Properly designed and adequately powered ultrasonic cleaning systems can quickly and completely remove dirt and contaminants from the surfaces of a wide variety of materials. Kaijo offers turnkey ultrasonic cleaners such as the Phenix III as a way to improve industrial cleaning processes.

Powerful Adjustable Cleaning Action

Materials such as glass, metal and ceramics; components such as hard drive disks and machined parts; and products such as jewellery and medical devices require different levels of cleaning intensity. The industrial ultrasonic cleaners have to be able to deliver enough power for rough cleaning jobs as well as gentler cleaning action for delicate parts requiring precise cleaning. Ultrasonic systems such as the Kaijo Phenix III turnkey solution provide cleaning at 26 kHz and 38 kHz with power adjustable in ten steps up to 1200 W. The higher frequency produces smaller cavitation bubbles for gentler cleaning while adjusting the power determines how many bubbles are produced. Operators can adjust the cleaning action to provide exactly the intensity required for adequate cleaning of a particular part without eroding its surface.

Cleaning Without Chemicals

Industrial ultrasonic cleaners can work in a pure water environment, but for some cleaning solutions, solvents may be added to improve cleaning performance. In either case, harsh chemicals to dissolve persistent contaminants are not required. For non-ultrasonic cleaning, the chemicals used are often restricted, hazardous and subject to special handling regulations. They may have to be neutralized before disposal and both the chemicals and the neutralization process can be costly.

Ultrasonic cleaning is based on using water and the cleaning performance of Kaijo systems can be increased with the Kaijo Water Resonance System. If further cleaning improvement is needed, wetting agents to reduce water surface tension and detergents to help dissolve grease can increase the effectiveness of the ultrasonic cleaner. Such ingredients help the ultrasonic cleaning process and usually do not require special handling.

Flexible Turn Key Solutions

Ultrasonic cleaning solutions such as the Kaijo Phenix III turn key system have to be easy to install but need flexible features to adapt the solution to the requirements of the application and the installation site. The Phenix III is available for operation at a maximum of 600 W or 1200 W. Stainless steel tank sizes range from about 10.5 inches by 15 inches to 20 inches by 22 inches. Tank depth is either 10 inches or 12 inches. The power supply is single-phase 50/60Hz and can be 200 V, 208 V, 230 V or 240 V. These characteristics mean that these systems can satisfy a wide range of customer requirements.

Benefits of Kaijo Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners

Kaijo’s product line of industrial ultrasonic cleaners is designed to deliver the cleaning power required at the appropriate frequency and in systems that can meet any industrial ultrasonic cleaning requirements. These systems can clean parts quickly and effectively with an environmentally-friendly process that is inexpensive to operate and does not require corrosive chemicals. Flexible features ensure that even turnkey systems can meet the needs of many applications. For custom solutions, Kaijo will provide advice and suggestions based on the size and nature of the parts to be cleaned and the possible contaminants.

The latest ultrasonic cleaning technology used in Kaijo systems ensures that they deliver unparalleled cleaning performance and exceptional value. Whether it is a turnkey solution, ultrasonic cleaning components or a custom-designed system, industrial ultrasonic cleaners from Kaijo can help improve cleaning performance and reduce costs.