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FAQs Pertaining to Ultrasonic Cleaning

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Whenever there is a new technology in the market, there is a flock of questions in the minds of consumers regarding the concept, functionality and usability of the technology. Being blessed with inquisitive and curious minds, humans always want to know each and every aspect of a new machine or technology. One such technology is ultrasonic cleaner. Though it was introduced in the market way long back, but still many people don’t have any idea as to what ultrasonic cleaner is and what is its exact use?

Based on the concept of ultrasonic cavitation, ultrasound cleaning brought a revolution in the cleaning of delicate jewellery pieces, surgical instruments and expensive machinery parts. But still the users don’t have enough information regarding the whole machine. They rely on the information that is being fed to them by the manufacturers. This can largely influence the decision of the customer regarding the kind of ultrasonic cleaner he buys. So in this post, we have brought certain and very basic FAQs that every purchaser of ultrasonic cleaner has in mind.

FAQ 1. What exactly is the concept behind ultrasonic cleaning?

The ultrasonic cleaning system comprises a cleaning tank, solution, an element for heating, dunking containers along with control panels. This whole system creates waves that make a disturbance in the cleaning solution, which furthers generates a cavitation process that leads to the cleaning action. The items to be cleaned are placed in the containers which are then lowered in the cleaning solution and cavitation process is started. The cleaning solution along with cavitation process scrubs down all the grime, dirt and stains from the items.

FAQ 2. Instead of cleaning solution, can water be used for ultrasonic cleaning?

For the creation of effective cavitation process, the surface tension of the solution should be of the minimum level. And this can be achieved only when the non-ammoniated solution is properly diluted and is used as the cleaning solution. This solution has the least surface tension resulting in the efficient cleaning process.

FAQ 3. Is there any variation available in the cleaning solutions?

Yes, there is a wide variety of cleaning solutions that are available in the market. Simultaneously, the kind of cleaning solution used for the ultrasonic cleaning by Hilsonic greatly affects the cleaning efficiency. Generally, there are three types of cleaning solutions available in the market: mild alkaline, mild acid and solvent replacement. All three of them have their own cleaning efficiency.

FAQ 4. Why is degassing important?

During the cleaning process, the oxygen is released and is dissolved in the cleaning solution. This oxygen remains trapped until the degassing is done. The dissolved oxygen hampers the cleaning process. That is why it becomes imminent to degas the solution on a frequent basis.

When it comes to the cleaning of delicate and expensive medical instruments as well as other mechanical parts, no other cleaning process can beat the ultrasonic cleaning. This process is going to rule the industries in the coming time as well.