These items come into contact with grease, dirt, wax, lubricants, oil, or other contaminants during the manufacturing process or industrial use and are otherwise difficult and tedious to clean. Read More…
ESMA, Inc.South Holland, IL | 800-276-2466
Since 1972, Esma Inc. has been producing quality ultrasonic cleaners, as well as benchtop electropolishing equipment. Esma offers a unique and progressive approach to automating the ultrasonic cleaning process.$$$
Process Equipment and Supply, Inc.Eastlake, OH | 800-539-6336
Process Equipment and Supply Co. is a stocking distributor for Branson benchtop ultrasonic cleaners. We offer quality equipment for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. We offer our customers unrivaled customer service and high-quality products. Our knowledgeable team is available to assist our customers 24/7 and is dedicated to finding the perfect solution for their individual needs. For information, please call or visit our website.$$$
Great Lakes Finishing EquipmentSouth Elgin, IL | 708-345-5300
Great Lakes Finishing Equipment, Inc. is a full line supplier of aqueous and semi-aqueous ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Equipment includes benchtop cleaners, tank and generator series, immersible transducers, console systems and engineered systems. Our customers include defense, aerospace, medical, firearms and industrial.$$$
Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Inc.Davenport, IA | 563-322-0144
If you are in need of cleaning solutions for problem contaminates such as carbon, dirt and flux, then Blue Wave Ultrasonics has the solution in the form of state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaners. As premium ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers for extensive applications including tubing, gears and saw blades, Blue Wave Ultrasonics ultra sonic cleaners serve industries including optical and electronics.$$$
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are more environmentally-friendly than using chemical solvents or hazardous chemicals. These systems use the power of ultrasonic sound waves provided by transducers that convert electricity into intense frequencies that cause the formation and implosion of minuscule bubbles in a liquid cleaning medium. The bubbles perform a scrubbing action that reaches into grooves and hidden parts of products that are immersed into an agitated fluid. The frequency of the sound waves used in the ultrasonic cleaning systems can be adjusted to alter the size and amount of cavitation, or the formation and collapse of the bubbles.
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are capable of cleaning individual parts as well as multiple items simultaneously and are used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. The automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, beverage, electronics, marine, sports equipment, and weapons industries all use large capacity ultrasonic systems to clean products like hard drive components, small automotive parts, and process machine components that have grease or lubricant build up. Smaller models exist for at-home use, which generally involves ultrasonic jewelry cleaning applications.
Ultrasonic cleaning systems are composed of a cleaning tank, which is usually made of stainless steel, cleaning fluid, which can be hot water or a water-based solvent, agitators, transducers, pumps or pressure generators, nozzles, and reclamation systems. Many also have drying systems.
Larger products are often placed right in the tank, while large amounts of smaller objects are submerged in the cleaning solution in a basket. The ultrasonic cleaning process is fast, automated, and requires little manual labor. It has replaced the traditional methods that used scrubbing with toxic and harsh solvents. In order to ensure that every product's surface, holes, and cavities are cleaned properly, many systems have rotating parts holders, tumbling baskets, or oscillating systems.
Once the products or parts have been immersed in the cleaning solution, ultrasonic sound frequencies cause cavitation, which is the formation and implosion of millions of tiny bubbles in the liquid. When these bubbles implode, a scrubbing action to the product surfaces occurs, ridding them of contaminating substances. Small dirt particles that reside in hard-to-reach crevices are easily purged when using ultrasonic cleaning systems.
The frequency of the sound waves used in the system directly influences the number of implosions, so these systems allow for precise control of the cleaning process.