January 26, 2021
Small engine parts that are new, refurbished or repaired may be contaminated with engine deposits, shop dirt or material from the manufacturing process. These small parts are hard to clean with traditional methods because they often have complicated shapes and may be contaminated with hard-to-remove oil, grease or carbon deposits. Ultrasonic cleaners designed for use with small automotive components can clean these parts quickly and completely to ready them for installation. Ultrasonic cleaning works without chemicals or time-consuming soaking, and does not require manual scrubbing to complete the cleaning process. This means that cleaning costs are lower, time required for cleaning is reduced and cleaning performance is improved.
Ultrasonic Cleaners for Small Parts Can Clean Automotive Components
Small automotive parts such as carburetor components or fuel injectors are difficult to clean because they may be contaminated with hard-to-remove deposits and because they may have ridges, holes and curves that require manual scrubbing with traditional cleaning methods. Automotive ultrasonic cleaners can be customized to match small engine part cleaning requirements and to remove specific contaminants.
Turnkey ultrasonic cleaners are ready to use and can clean small engine parts without an extensive setup process. Ultrasonic systems generate microscopic cavitation bubbles in the cleaning solution. As the bubbles form and collapse, they dislodge surface contaminants and clean right down to the original surface. The bubbles appear wherever cleaning solution is present, including inside holes, along cracks and around complex shapes. Turnkey ultrasonic cleaners can clean quickly and completely while individual ultrasonic cleaner components can be assembled into a cleaning system that meets specific engine part cleaning requirements.
Ultrasonic Cleaner Features for Small Engine Parts Cleaning
Ultrasonic cleaners with special features can clean small engine parts more effectively. Features that improve cleaning performance for such parts include the following:
- Basket to hold the parts. Small parts placed loosely into an ultrasonic cleaning tank may vibrate against the sides or bottom of the tank, causing damage. A basket keeps them positioned in the middle of the tank.
- Tank heating. Engine parts are often contaminated with oil, grease or hardened deposits. Heating the cleaning solution softens the deposits and makes them easier to remove.
- Detergents. While ultrasonic cleaning does not need strong chemicals, adding a mild detergent to the cleaning solution helps speed up cleaning for some contaminants.
- Automation. Ultrasonic cleaners can work automatically without supervision. Operators can place the parts inside the tank filled with water, set a timer, and come back later to take out the clean parts.
Automotive ultrasonic cleaners with the above features can clean small engine parts more quickly than traditional cleaning methods. Since cleaning takes place down to the part surface, no follow-up manual scrubbing to remove remaining traces of contamination is required.
Benefits of Kaijo’s Automotive Ultrasonic Cleaners
Kaijo works closely with automotive manufacturers and auto restoration businesses to supply ultrasonic cleaners that meet their special needs. For small engine parts, Kaijo offers complete systems with appropriately sized tanks, heating capability and automatic features. Kaijo can help with identifying detergents and mild solvents that clean specific contamination and can customize systems for the customer’s automotive application.
Ultrasonic cleaning systems from Kaijo reduce cleaning times and improve installed part performance. The cleaning process itself takes less time than conventional cleaning methods and additional time is saved through the elimination of soaking and manual scrubbing. Costs are reduced substantially because the expense of chemicals is eliminated and labor costs are reduced. Parts are cleaner prior to installation, leading to lower part failure rates. Through the elimination of chemicals, workplace safety is increased and overall operating costs are lower. Kaijo automotive ultrasonic cleaners can help facilities manufacturing, refurbishing, repairing or using small engine parts to improve performance and increase profitability. Contact Kaijo for a free consultation on selecting the right ultrasonic cleaning system to your application.