During the ultrasonic degreasing process, solvents dissolve the contaminants on the part which then run off, leaving the part clean and sanitized. Degreasing is performed in a contained chamber because of the pressure properties that allow the process to succeed. 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 degreasers are similar to ultrasonic washers or cleaners in that they use high frequencies to create millions of tiny bubbles that perform a scrubbing action and reach into grooves and hidden parts of products that are immersed into agitated water, solvent, or vapor.
Though tightly bonded soils, greases, and contaminants cannot always be removed with the use of ultrasonic degreasers alone, combining traditional cleaning techniques with ultrasonic cleaning technology has been found to be an effective and environmentally-safe method of cleaning. Ultrasonic degreasers are capable of cleaning individual parts as well as multiple items simultaneously and are used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications in the fabrication, metal processing, automotive, pharmaceutical, electronics, and weapons industries.
There are two methods that are combined in ultrasonic degreasers: ultrasonic cleaning and vapor degreasing. Ultrasonic degreasers are composed of metal tanks equipped with heating elements in the bottom of the tanks that heat special cleaning solvents to a boil in a closed vessel. As the solvent evaporates it rises to a chamber where the part is placed. Because of the difference in temperature, the solvent condenses onto the part, dissolves the stain, and drips off of the part. The stain particles are contained in the liquid beads of the solvent which may be collected, filtered, and reused.
The other process is conventional ultrasonic cleaning. The transducer sends electrically signaled ultrasonic frequencies travel through liquid, stretching and compressing the cleaning solution until the molecules can not be stretched any further. The liquid breaks apart, creating innumerable bubbles that form under negative pressure. The size of these bubbles increases until equilibrium is reached and the bubbles are rapidly compressed. Millions of tiny powerful microbursts from the collapsing bubbles perform a scrubbing action that cleans every surface of the item. This process disrupts the adhering soils and thus cleans the part. The tanks also have cooling coils near the top that help condense the vapor.
Other common features of an ultrasonic degreaser include filters, water separators, safety controls and refrigeration capabilities.