An ultrasonic cleaner is sometimes referred to as an ultra-sonic cleaning bath or an ultrasonic cleaning tank. An ultrasonic cleaner has been designed to remove dirt, grease and corrosion. A fantastic cleaner for components and items, cleaning them to a "like new" standard through the application of ultrasonic cleaning. You can find out more in our ultrasonic cleaners guide
How well do Ultrasonic Cleaners work?
A process called acoustic cavitation is worked through the liquid in the machine, cavitation is formed when ultrasonic waves travel through the liquid. When a sound wave travels through a fluid it stretches and compresses the liquid to transmit the sound, as the amplitude of the sound waves increase to a critical level the negative pressures create cavities in the water.As these cavities collapse, high temperatures and large forces are generated in a very localised area. The accumulative effect of millions of these collapsing cavities is the reason why the cleaning action is particularly effective, especially when used with the correct ultrasonic cleaning fluid. Cavitation takes place where ever the liquid meets the object being cleaned.
What do Ultrasonic Cleaners clean?
An ultrasonic cleaning tank is useful as a cleaner for just about anything below is a list of some of the most commonly cleaned items:Taps, Dies and milling cuttersEngine blocksJewellery (Gold, Silver and Platinum)Waterproof watchesCD’s and DVD’sMedical equipment/instruments, please note that ultrasonic cleaning does not steriliseDenturesGolf clubsCeramicsPaint spray guns, AirbrushesElectronic and Mechanical partsTattooing equipment, please note that ultrasonic cleaning does not sterilisePrinter headsBike partsPlastics
What features does an Ultrasonic Cleaner have?
Degas mode rapidly removes air from the fluidDelicate mode facilitates a less aggressive cleanFull-power mode for a powerful deep clean, a more aggressive cleaner modeTemperature and Timing modeStainless steel tank, lid and housingUltrasonic baths give the best results when used with an ultrasonic cleaner solutionSome may feature a basket or jewellery holder