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Kaijo Highlighting Its Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems for Medical Applications at MD&M West

July 12, 2021

Kaijo Highlighting Its Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems for Medical Applications at MD&M WestCome see us in person at Booth #2385 at the MD&M (Medical Design and Manufacturing) West trade show in Anaheim CA on August 10-12, 2021.  We’ll be talking about the importance of using the proper ultrasonic frequency for different medical cleaning applications. You will also learn how our unique Phenix Hyper and Phenix+ ultrasonic cleaning systems are perfect for cleaning all types of delicate medical parts, equipment, components and devices when other ultrasonic cleaners fail.   REGISTER

 

Why Ultrasonic Cleaners are Perfect for Medical Industry Applications

Medical devices are often delicate and have to be cleaned to meet high standards. Many medical devices can’t be exposed to heat, chemicals and mechanical scrubbing used with traditional cleaning methods.  Ultrasonic cleaners can offer an ideal solution for medical cleaning applications by providing gentle cleaning and complete removal of contaminants. Effective use of ultrasonic cleaning systems requires selecting the proper frequency based on the application. Ultrasonic systems can be adjusted and configured to match the cleaning requirements of medical devices and components so that all surface contaminants are cleaned quickly and completely.

Why Frequency Selection is Important

While the ultrasonic cleaning process is simple, selecting the right operating frequency is critical. Using the wrong frequency can damage parts/components, while using the right frequency (based on the part material and nature of the containment) can provide rapid and complete removal of surface contaminants.

Which Frequency Should I Use?

Lower frequencies are usually below 40 kHz. Typical cleaning frequencies used include 26 kHz and 38 kHz to provide robust cleaning for hard metals, glass and porcelain parts.

Mid-range frequencies range from 40 kHz to 160 kHz. Typical frequencies used include 78 kHz, 100 kHz, 130 kHz and 160 kHz for cleaning softer materials, soft metals, aluminum, and ceramic parts.

Higher Frequencies range from 200 kHz up to the 1+ MHz range. Typical frequencies used include 200 kHz, 430 kHz, 950 kHz and 1.6 MHz for delivering very gentle cleaning of parts with very soft surfaces, delicate coating and fragile micro-structures.

Flexible Cleaning Options

For multiple cleaning applications, it’s important to perform cleaning using industrial ultrasonic cleaners that operate at the appropriate frequency. Kaijo offers cleaning systems that can operate at the various frequencies and different cleaning tank sizes required to accommodate the wide range of part and component sizes to meet a customer’s needs. We employ a proprietary waveform that delivers performance that no other manufacturers can match.

Kaijo’s Expert Consulting and Guidance is Key

Kaijo also distinguishes itself from its competitors through the expert consulting and individualized guidance we provide to customers to help them find the right ultrasonic cleaning system configuration and characteristics for their specific application.

Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaners for Medical Cleaning Applications

Kaijo-Shibuya Phenix+

Our most efficient and easy to use system

  • Ease of Use / Self-regulation features
    • Auto calibration and auto tuning functions allow you to maintain high efficiency even when changing load conditions
    • No field calibration needed for simple replacement of the generator or transducer array
    • Easy to use system controls; clear and simple error messages
    • Auto-activated cooling fan runs only when needed
  • Remote control operation and monitoring for ease of integration

Kaijo-Shibuya Phenix Hyper  

Unique 3-D cleaning capability

  • The Hyper Mode achieves three-dimensional cleaning of complex shaped objects to ensure all surfaces of irregular shaped objects are cleaned. This capability is only available in Phenix Hyper.
  • Solves problems with poor or incomplete cleaning or surface damage to cleaned parts
  • Use with plain water or with mild detergents in cleaning solutions heated up to 80 degrees C
  • User friendly interface
  • Easy Install and Setup with Turn-key configuration

Bottom Line…

Cleaning medical devices presents special challenges. Often, this is due to the delicate coatings and intricacy of the device structures. Ultrasonic cleaners used in combination with water or the appropriate detergents can work safely to clean these devices effectively when solvents cannot. Even then, a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not work; each problem has to be examined closely to understand the limiting factors. Testing may also be needed to figure out the right combination of frequency, tank size and detergents to do the job.

The extreme flexibility of Kaijo’s Phenix Plus and Phenix Hyper ultrasonic cleaning systems allow them to easily adapt to stringent medical device cleaning requirements.

Want to Know More?

Come visit us at the MD&M West Conference this August 10-12, 2021, or give us a call at 408 675-5575 to schedule a consultation.

About Kaijo Corporation

Kaijo Corporation has been an innovative contributor and global leader among ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers for over 70 years. Ultrasonic cleaning systems use the energy of ultrasonic waves to provide powerful and precise cleaning of manufactured machine parts. These include ceramics, circuit boards, semiconductor wafers, medical tools, and optical components including LCDs and solar panels. Represented in North America by the Kaijo Shibuya America Inc. in Santa Clara, California, Kaijo seeks to provide the most innovative and advanced solutions available among industrial ultrasonic equipment manufactures.

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