How Kaijo’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Generator Improves the Manufacturing Process
May 26, 2016
Ultrasonic cleaning generators produce an electrical signal that transducers change into ultrasonic waves in the cleaning liquid. The waves produce cavitation bubbles that appear and collapse in time with the frequency of the ultrasonic generator. The collapse of the bubbles results in a powerful scrubbing action that removes surface contaminants from the parts to be cleaned. Ultrasonic technology is clean, environmentally friendly and often works more quickly and more effectively than other cleaning technologies. Small and mid-sized manufacturing plants and shops can improve their manufacturing process by converting to ultrasonic cleaning, achieving improved cleaning performance at reduced cost.
Cleaning Without Chemicals
Where other technologies produce effective cleaning with harsh chemicals, ultrasonic technology cleans with bubble action using no chemicals or only a benign detergent solution. The liquid baths can go to boiling temperatures so chemical additives are often not needed. Ultrasonic cleaning generators such as the Kaijo Phenix Legend Series can produce a wide range of frequencies to match any cleaning application.
Robust items such as machined parts, glass and ceramics can be cleaned at lower frequencies that deliver large bubbles with high cleaning energies and intensive cleaning action. Kaijo Phenix Legend models producing 38 kHz and 78 kHz fall into this category. Frequencies such as the 100 kHz, 130 kHz or 160 kHz produced by the higher frequency Phenix Legend models produce smaller bubbles with less energy and can be used for more delicate cleaning tasks. Fragile electronic components are often cleaned at these frequencies.
Cleaning with ultrasonic generators can improve the manufacturing process itself and reduce costs. Cleaning with the appropriate frequency delivers exactly the type of cleaning action required for a particular application and makes cleaning more effective. The reduction or elimination of chemical use is itself a substantial cost saving, but additional savings result from the elimination of costs associated with the storage, handling, neutralization and disposal of such chemicals.
Cleaning Irregular Parts
Cleaning parts with cavities or irregular surfaces is sometimes challenging. Chemicals often diffuse slowly into holes and mechanical cleaning can’t easily reach into deep crevices. Ultrasonic cleaning generators produce sound waves that are distributed throughout the cleaning tank. In this way bubbles and cleaning action are created even in hard to reach places. Parts are cleaned evenly and thoroughly, leaving no residues and giving an improved cleaning result.
Using Kaijo’s Water Resonance System with an ultrasonic cleaning generator will significantly enhance the clean power by conditioning the water. The system promotes a more even distribution of bubbles for an effective cleaning power that can approach five times that of cleaning systems without water resonance.
Cleaning Quickly at the Right Power
Unlike other cleaning technologies, ultrasonic cleaning generators can accurately control the cleaning power they deliver. The correct frequency gives the appropriate cleaning intensity but the generator power gives the cleaning power delivered to the cleaning solution. When operated at the right frequency and power for the particular cleaning job, ultrasonic cleaning generators often deliver excellent cleaning in a short time. Even tough jobs can take about 20 minutes and light cleaning can be carried out very quickly.
Kaijo’s Ultrasonic generators can reduce cleaning time, clean more effectively and reduce costs when compared to other cleaning solutions. Small and mid-size manufacturing operations can get better process results and save money at the same time.