Sound waves to ensure a microscopically deep clean far superior than elbow grease and harsh chemicals? It sounds like a myth, but you can be sure the medical, food, drug, aerospace, machining and motor industries aren’t getting it wrong with their most critical instruments, components and products. And not only are the results better and safer, they’re also faster and cheaper. Is it time your organisation or industry gave the next-gen range of ultrasonic cleaners a closer look? You can purchase one at RS Components and find out all you need to know here.
From operating room instruments to carburettors and mission-critical spacecraft components, no matter what is tainted with microscopic and tightly-adhered contaminants hiding in near-invisible cracks, nooks and crannies, you can be sure that ultrasonic cleaners provide next-level cleaning to eradicate every trace of blood, oil, metal and even human skin oil. And while other industrial-level cleaning techniques and products are good for consistent, smooth and polished surfaces, only ultrasonic technology can leave threads, sharp holes, the roughest surfaces and most inaccessible cavities free of harmful nasties including moulds, bacteria and toxic chemicals. Better still, the appropriate cleaning solutions for ultrasonic cleaners can be water-based and eco-friendly, with the hard work done instead by the device’s transducer that turns ultra-high frequency sound cycling tens of thousands of times per second to produce microscopic vacuum bubbles that pop up and implode on the contaminated surfaces through a process called cavitation.
If that sounds like a lot to get your head around, let’s take a different tack instead and outline the 5 truly tangible ways an appropriate ultrasonic cleaner could ultimately benefit your bottom line:
Question: How long would it take to thoroughly clean something as critical as contaminated operating room instruments? If the answer is more than 2 minutes, the ultrasonic cleaner has you covered. The average cycle with one of these amazing devices is 2-10 minutes, depending on the size and component complexity.
Competing technologies and methods involve powerful and harmful chemicals and acids, which are bad for your skin, toxic to inhale and difficult to dispose of. In contrast, and in almost all cases, the solvents and enzyme solutions used with ultrasonic cleaning tanks and baths are eco-friendly, water-based, non-toxic and fully biodegradable.
As outlined in the introductory paragraphs, only an ultrasonic cleaner works on the microscopic level, far beyond what something like a physical brush is capable of. This not only makes whatever is being cleaned more thoroughly cleaned and hygienic, but also better protected for longevity.
Further to the aforementioned point about longevity, the ultrasonic cleaner operates on the basis of those cavitating, microscopic bubbles – not physical touch. It’s therefore the indispensable choice for instruments and other items with more delicate surfaces or components.
Another question: What’s the most expensive part of ongoing and competing deep-cleanse methods and technologies? It’s the harsh and normally toxic solvents, chemicals and products – which are also notably expensive. In contrast, the ultrasonic cleaner amasses up to 70 percent savings compared to those methods, much of which is in the spared solvent costs alone.
Are you ready to make a smart and safe investment for your organisation in the form of ultrasonic cleaners? Bear in mind that the tanks themselves differ greatly in size and material, from industrial to table-top size – and there are even tankless, portable devices on offer for you to make your own immersible ultrasonic bath. In just about all cases, even industrial ultrasonic cleaner systems are paying you back in efficiency and savings gains within a year, so now is the time to check in with an expert and match the perfect device to your particular industry, organisation and application.