An ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound (usually from 20–400 kHz) and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean delicate items. Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, dirt, grease oil and more. Ultrasonic cleaning saves manual cleaning, shortens cleaning time, Can be cleaned in narrow places, small holes that can not be cleaned manually with a brush.
How long is the process?
Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes, but can also exceed 20 minutes, depending on the object to be cleaned.
What is it good for?
Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean many different types of objects, including jewelry, lenses and other optical parts, watches, dental and surgical instruments, tools, coins, fountain pens, golf clubs, window blinds, firearms, musical instruments, industrial parts and electronic equipment. They are used in many jewelry workshops, watchmakers’ establishments, and electronic repair workshops.
Which reagents are needed for the process?
The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect.
Combining the chemical cleaning effect with the ultrasonic effect contributes to Maximizing the Overall Cleaning Effect.
Warnings for use in ultrasonic Cleaner work
Do not use flammable or explosive cleaners.
Fill up to 20 mm from the top, a bath that is not full may burn the radiators and transducers.
Metal and metal particles must not touch the bottom of the bath, the transducers produce vibrations at the bottom of the bath. Contact with particles Metal will cause invisible holes to form and leak liquids to control cards, transducers and burn them. It is therefore important to empty and clean the bath of dirt, place the parts that are cleaned in the basket and not directly on the bottom of the bath.
For jewelers who clean necklaces, make sure that the necklace does not touch the bottom of the bath.
Heat over time shortens the life of the transducer and its capacity. It is advisable not to work in consecutive cycles. After the timer finishes a work cycle wait half an hour until the next work cycle.
Do not boil water and pour into the bath.