Regardless of the ultrasonic cleaning machine you choose to use, whether it's for home use for jewelry, dental appliances, or other items, commercial use at medical, dental, and other facilities, or even if it's for industrial use, an ultrasonic cleaner is the safest and most effective way to achieve spotless cleaning.
There are two different designs in these powerful units that are made for industrial use. There are industrial units that are made for wheel-mounting and there are units that are made to be mounted to the floor. The specific type of equipment, tools, or parts that is to be cleaned will help to determine the type and unit size that will provide you with the best results. There are also several different features offered on each model.
Factors Involved in Determining the Appropriate Cleaning Tank Size
While the parts and equipment you need to clean is an important factor used for selecting the appropriate tank size, it’s certainly not the only factor that should be taken into consideration when trying to decide on the size of tank that will work the most effective for your requirements. To name some of the most important factors are as follows:
- When you purchase one of these cleaning units, make sure to remember that the dimensions of the internal tank are a little bit bigger than the dimensions of the cleaning basket.
- You will also want to pay attention to the working depth of the tank. This helps to ensure the cleaning solution will cover the top of mechanical equipment, tools, and parts that are being cleaned without them touching the tank's bottom.
The design of some industrial ultrasonic cleaners allows you to suspend large parts directly into the cleaning solution. However, when doing so you will want to make certain that contact isn't made between the part being cleaned and the tank. There are some models that feature a rack that's built-in. These handy racks make it easy to give equipment and parts the amount of support needed to keep them from touching the bottom of the tank.
The Importance of Pre and Post-Cleaning
When cleaning industrial equipment in an ultrasonic cleaner, it's important to take a little extra time to pre-clean the parts you want to clean. This is a process that helps a great deal in prolonging the effectiveness of the cleaning solution, and this is done by removing contaminants that may be loose or gross. In order to make sure every bit of the cleaning solution is removed after the cleaning process is finished, you must perform post-cleaning. This is a process that’s easy to do on units that feature a rinsing tank. Another process that is often used as a post-cleaning step is a shower rinse. If the objective is to make certain all spotting is removed, rinsing may need to be done with deionized or distilled water.
Ways to Maintain the Cleaning Solution
As you can imagine, when industrial equipment is cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner it can take 100 gallons or more of cleaning solution. If the solution isn't maintained properly it can wind up costing a fortune to replace it. The life of the tank is also dependent on well-maintained cleaning solution. This is because the tank can become worn down when hard particles are allowed to settle at the bottom instead without being removed.