January 10, 2023
See us in person at Booth #330 at the MD&M (Medical Design and Manufacturing) West trade show in Anaheim, CA, on February 7-9, 2023. We’ll discuss the importance of selecting the right ultrasonic frequency for cleaning various parts and devices in medical cleaning applications. You will learn why our unique Depurgo, Phenix Hyper ultrasonic cleaning system, and Quava Megasonic cleaners are ideal for cleaning all types of delicate medical parts, equipment, and devices when other ultrasonic cleaners fail. REGISTER
Why Ultrasonic Cleaners are an Ideal Solution for Medical Industry Applications
Many devices used in medical applications are delicate and must be cleaned to meet high standards. These devices can’t be exposed to heat or chemicals and can’t be cleaned using traditional cleaning methods. Ultrasonic cleaners can offer an ideal solution for medical cleaning applications by providing gentle and complete removal of contaminants. The effective use of ultrasonic cleaning systems requires using the proper frequency based on the specific details of the application. Ultrasonic systems can be configured to match the cleaning requirements of medical components and devices, so that surface contaminants are cleaned quickly and thoroughly.
Why Frequency Selection is Important
While the ultrasonic cleaning process is simple, selecting the right operating frequency for a cleaning application is critical. Using the wrong frequency can damage parts and components. Using the right frequency (based on the part material and nature of the containment) can provide rapid and complete removal of all surface contaminants.
Which Frequency Should You Use?
Lower Ultrasonic Frequencies are usually 40kHz and below. Typical cleaning frequencies include 26kHz and 38kHz to perform robust cleaning for hard metals, glass and porcelain parts.
Higher Ultrasonic Frequencies range from 78kHz to 200kHz. Typical frequencies include 78kHz, 100kHz, 130kHz, 160kHz and 200kHz for cleaning softer materials, soft metals, aluminum, and ceramic parts.
Mid-Sonic Frequencies range from 430kHz to 750kHz, and typical frequencies used include 430kHz, and 750kHz. These frequencies provide low-energy cleaning that does not damage even the most fragile components.
High Megasonic Frequencies operate in the frequency range from 950kHz to 3.0MHz. Typical frequencies used are 950kHz, 1.6MHz, 2.0MHz, and 3.0MHz. These frequencies are used for gently removing submicron particles from microstructures.
Flexible Cleaning Options
When used for multiple cleaning applications, it’s essential to use an industrial ultrasonic cleaner that operates at the appropriate frequency. Kaijo provides systems that can operate at various frequencies using different cleaning tank sizes as required to accommodate a wide range of parts and components. Kaijo employs a proprietary waveform that delivers performance that no other ultrasonic cleaning manufacturers can match.
Kaijo Provides Expert Consulting and Guidance
Kaijo differentiates itself from its competitors with expert consulting and individualized guidance to help customers use the right ultrasonic cleaning system configuration and characteristics for their specific cleaning application.
Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaners for Medical Cleaning Applications
Kaijo’s Phenix Hyper
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 is needed for simple replacement of the generator or transducer array
- Easy to use system controls; clear and simple error messages
- 78kHz Hyper Wave for three-dimensional cleaning
- Remote control operation and monitoring for ease of integration
Kaijo Shibuya Depurgo
Base Unit Table Top Cabinet that holds a Kaijo Tank and Generator
- Optional capabilities for pump and filters
- Can incorporate pump filtration for chemical circulation
- Easy access to Ultrasonic Controls and EMO
- Base unit controls the process if the process tank is moved to a remote location such as a fume hood
Cleaning medical devices present unique challenges. Often, this is due to the delicate coatings and complexity of the device. 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 be required to determine the right combination of frequency, tank size, and detergents to do the job.
The flexibility of using Kaijo’s Phenix Hyper and Depurgo cleaning systems allows them to adapt to stringent medical device cleaning requirements easily.
Want to Know More?
Visit us at the MD&M West Conference at booth #330 on February 7-9, 2023, or call us at 408 675-5575 to schedule a free 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 robust and precise cleaning of manufactured machine parts. These include ceramics, circuit boards, semiconductor wafers, medical parts, tools and devices, and optical components. Represented in North America by Kaijo Shibuya America Inc. in Santa Clara, California, Kaijo seeks to provide the most innovative and advanced solutions available from industrial ultrasonic equipment manufacturers.